animal welfare

Animals can suffer brain damage, kidney or liver failure if in extreme heat. (Black Press file photo)

Hot pets not cool: Warm weather warning for Okanagan pet owners

Animals are best being at home where they feel safe and have access to shade, water and food

 

Llamas at the Llama Sanctuary have found a new home at the Recline Ridge EcoPark in Tappen. (Llama Sanctuary photo- Facebook)

Shuswap-based Llama Sanctuary makes second move in one month

Camelids and caretakers settling into permanent home in Tappen, hosting welcome-back event

 

Cows at a dairy farm in Chilliwack on Feb. 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Updated dairy code of practice will see improvements for more than a million cows across Canada

‘Consumers can be confident animal-care standards in this country are world-class:’ B.C. dairy farmer

 

In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, a foothold trap intended for bobcat is seen. In B.C. an average of 10 cats and dogs are accidentally caught in wildlife traps each year. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Call for regulations after numerous cats, dogs caught in wildlife traps in B.C.

Average of 10 pets accidentally trapped each year from 2015 to 2021

In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, a foothold trap intended for bobcat is seen. In B.C. an average of 10 cats and dogs are accidentally caught in wildlife traps each year. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
Students at UBCO were treated to a pop-up cat cafe in partnership with the Okanagan Humane Society to help destress during exams. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

University students in Kelowna pause for paws to de-stress ahead of exams

The Okanagan Humane Society hosted a pop-up cat cafe

  • Apr 16, 2023
Students at UBCO were treated to a pop-up cat cafe in partnership with the Okanagan Humane Society to help destress during exams. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
The Rotary Park marsh beaver is being cared for by the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society after being captured on April 5.(Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society/Eva Hartmann)

Downtown Kelowna resident beaver treated for tail infection, given snacks after procedure

The beaver had a tail abscess and is being cared for by the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

The Rotary Park marsh beaver is being cared for by the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society after being captured on April 5.(Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society/Eva Hartmann)
A pouch containing crystalized methamphetamine and a homemade pipe are shown March 21, 2006. In December 2022, a dog was seized from its owner in Vancouver because of regular exposure to drugs, including crystal meth. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
A pouch containing crystalized methamphetamine and a homemade pipe are shown March 21, 2006. In December 2022, a dog was seized from its owner in Vancouver because of regular exposure to drugs, including crystal meth. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
A biologist and wild horse researcher is calling for stronger federal and provincial protections for the animals after 17 carcasses were found in rural British Columbia. Wild horse mares walk along an oil and gas roadway on crown land near Sundre, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Researcher calls for more wild horse protections after 17 shot dead in rural B.C.

Animals found about 65 kilometres west of Kamloops, near Walhachin

A biologist and wild horse researcher is calling for stronger federal and provincial protections for the animals after 17 carcasses were found in rural British Columbia. Wild horse mares walk along an oil and gas roadway on crown land near Sundre, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Screenshot of released Meadow Valley Meats video (Animal Justice Canada/Screenshot of video)

BC SPCA reiterates calls for provincial action on slaughterhouses amid Pitt Meadows probe

Animal Justice Canada released footage of Meadow Valley Meats and the BC SPCA is investigating

Screenshot of released Meadow Valley Meats video (Animal Justice Canada/Screenshot of video)
Chae Berry with pets Link and Winnie. (Kenny Tai Photography)
Chae Berry with pets Link and Winnie. (Kenny Tai Photography)
Nicole Frey launched the Animal Food Bank with her husband AJ in 2019. (contributed)
Nicole Frey launched the Animal Food Bank with her husband AJ in 2019. (contributed)
Mellow (dog with pyometra)

Okanagan Humane Society urges spay and neutering

World Spay and Neuter Day is Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • Feb 28, 2023
Mellow (dog with pyometra)
Ted and Sue Fox with Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical (third and fourth from left) present Vernon’s Animal Auxiliary Thrift Store managing director Dale Christie (with hat), director Gena Barzan and store volunteers with a newly decorated Fox van as the winners of the 2023 Fox Wrap A Van for a Cause contest. The 2022 winners, North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy with representatives (Chaplain) Chuck Harper (far left) and Cheryl Gustavson, were also on hand. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon thrift store wraps first place in van contest

Animal Auxiliary Thrift Store wins 2023 Fox Plumbing Heating Wrap a Van for a Cause promotion

Ted and Sue Fox with Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical (third and fourth from left) present Vernon’s Animal Auxiliary Thrift Store managing director Dale Christie (with hat), director Gena Barzan and store volunteers with a newly decorated Fox van as the winners of the 2023 Fox Wrap A Van for a Cause contest. The 2022 winners, North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy with representatives (Chaplain) Chuck Harper (far left) and Cheryl Gustavson, were also on hand. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Theo was 800 pounds when picked up alongside the highway in Langley. After getting to A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary, he slimmed down, got a girlfriend and happily lived out the rest of his days. (Courtesy of A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary)

Rogue Langley pig turned Cowichan sanctuary resident dies

800-pound Theo lived out his final days at A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary

Theo was 800 pounds when picked up alongside the highway in Langley. After getting to A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary, he slimmed down, got a girlfriend and happily lived out the rest of his days. (Courtesy of A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary)
Cats found in box in Penticton in Dec. (OHS)

101 reasons to donate and save animals in the Okanagan

Okanagan Humane Society takes on Betty White Challenge

Cats found in box in Penticton in Dec. (OHS)
Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)

Israeli police response to animal rights a stark contrast to that of B.C. police: Kelowna activist

Amy Soranno was convicted of break and enter after a hog farm protest with Meat the Victims

Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)
OHS looks back on the work of 2022. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

2022: Okanagan Humane Society’s busiest year

A look back on the rescues, volunteers, donations and love

OHS looks back on the work of 2022. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)
Cars make their way among the elk at Omega animal park in Montebello, Que., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Two Quebec men will appear in a Gatineau, Que., court today after they were charged for allegedly breaking into the park and killing three wild boars and an elk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

2 Quebec men in court today for allegedly killing animals at safari park

Police found four animal carcasses inside a vehicle after a guard reported a break-in

Cars make their way among the elk at Omega animal park in Montebello, Que., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Two Quebec men will appear in a Gatineau, Que., court today after they were charged for allegedly breaking into the park and killing three wild boars and an elk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Penticton Dog Control shows off its new cat and dog areas after becoming both dog and animal care and control. (Penticton Dog and Animal Care)

Six pets and backyard chickens; Penticton rolls out new animal control bylaw

The bylaw puts a cap on the number of animal companions

Penticton Dog Control shows off its new cat and dog areas after becoming both dog and animal care and control. (Penticton Dog and Animal Care)
Meat the Victims activists and police face off at Hybrid Turkeys in Ontario. (Agnes Cseke/Contributed)

‘Undeterred’: Kelowna animal activists speak out after Abbotsford hog farm protest verdict

A member of Meat the Victims said that he will not stop his work as an activist

Meat the Victims activists and police face off at Hybrid Turkeys in Ontario. (Agnes Cseke/Contributed)