Cats

One of the four cats found wandering Kelowna.

AlleyCats in desperate need of foster homes

AlleyCats Alliance in the Okanagan is making a plea for foster homes

One of the four cats found wandering Kelowna.
Lennox has also been nicknamed Sir Purs A Lot by the staff at the Brookswood Veterinary Hospital. (LAPS)

Cat shot in face survives after rescue by Good Samaritan

Taken to a Lower Mainland shelter, Lennox was rushed to a vet and is now recovering

Lennox has also been nicknamed Sir Purs A Lot by the staff at the Brookswood Veterinary Hospital. (LAPS)
Fievel the cat was found trapped under the hood of a car after a long drive, serving as a reminder for drivers to “Think Thump” before they begin driving. (BC SPCA photo)

Shuswap drivers warned to check under the hood – for cats

Think & Thump decal to raise awareness of animals seeking refuge in vehicles

Fievel the cat was found trapped under the hood of a car after a long drive, serving as a reminder for drivers to “Think Thump” before they begin driving. (BC SPCA photo)
Victoria Olynik, branch manager of the Shuswap SPCA, stands in front of the recently collapsed outdoor cat shelter on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos and video: Snow collapses cat shelter at Shuswap SPCA

Organization says no cats were injured, help wanted to rebuild

Victoria Olynik, branch manager of the Shuswap SPCA, stands in front of the recently collapsed outdoor cat shelter on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Lachlan “Mr. Marmalade” the cat enjoys some down time on the Poang. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Pet ownership a rewarding yet pricey commitment

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Lachlan “Mr. Marmalade” the cat enjoys some down time on the Poang. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Milania, Georgia and Olivia Kwiatkowski with rescue kittens Boo, Jack, Shadow and Pumpkin. (Contributed)

Handmade shelters help house Salmon Arm’s large feral feline population

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society fixed and adopted out about 500 cats in 2019

Milania, Georgia and Olivia Kwiatkowski with rescue kittens Boo, Jack, Shadow and Pumpkin. (Contributed)
Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)

Adopt an animal through BC SPCA for half price this weekend

Animal lovers can head to shelters across the province on Nov. 9

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)
Pawprints’ Pam Guelly, Bosley’s manager Tobi Lee Kral and Armstrong Co-op Assistant Manager Tanis Edgar at the announcement of Fuel Good Day, which takes place Sept. 17. Photo: Katherine Peters

Cat rescue picked to receive ‘Good Fuel Day’ funds

For one day the Armstrong Co-op will donate 10 cents per litre pumped to Pawprints Animal Rescue

Pawprints’ Pam Guelly, Bosley’s manager Tobi Lee Kral and Armstrong Co-op Assistant Manager Tanis Edgar at the announcement of Fuel Good Day, which takes place Sept. 17. Photo: Katherine Peters
Blueberry escaped the flames of the recent apartment fire in Esquimalt with minor injuries (File contributed/ FLEC)

Vancouver Island cat jumps from fourth floor to escape fire

Blueberry was missing after the fire but has been found

Blueberry escaped the flames of the recent apartment fire in Esquimalt with minor injuries (File contributed/ FLEC)
Bylaws in the Victoria mandate that cats need to be in control of owners at all times when out in public, so don’t forget to bring your leash. (Wikimedia Commons)

Leash your cat or face a $150 fine in Victoria

Current city bylaws mandate that cats must be under their owner’s control in public spaces

Bylaws in the Victoria mandate that cats need to be in control of owners at all times when out in public, so don’t forget to bring your leash. (Wikimedia Commons)
Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered from a single Victoria home huddled together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)

Fifty-plus cats surrendered to Victoria BC SPCA from single home

It will cost tens of thousands to rehabilitate the animals

Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered from a single Victoria home huddled together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)