Pets

Bebop, a pot-bellied pig found wandering in Langley, is heading to a new home after a stay at the Langley Animal Protection Society’s shelter in Aldergrove. (Happy Herd/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Lost Langley pig finds forever home after time at LAPS shelter

Bebop spent some of his time at the shelter learning to do tricks

 

The BC SPCA is reminding drivers of the dangers of having pets in vehicles, both when leaving it parked and when travelling. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BC SPCA warns drivers about dangers of pets in vehicles, both when parked and travelling

Use harnesses, crates, and don’t let your dog stick its head out the window are all tips from SPCA

 

The BC SPCA is appealing for donation to help care for 119 dogs recently surrendered in northern B.C. (BC SPCA)

Northern B.C. owners surrender 119 dogs to SPCA after getting overwhelmed

Dogs will require veterinary care, support and grooming for matted fur

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)
(BC SPCA)

Is it safe to give your dog some peanut butter? Not always, BC SPCA warns

Some commercial peanut butter ingredients can be harmful to dogs

(BC SPCA)
Gloves, Scarf and Miss Fairy Floss share a 'magical' bond that can't be separated. This trio is looking for their forever home together.  (Critteraid photo)

Gloves, Scarf and Miss Fairy Floss need to stay together

The triple pack of furry love are up for adoption at Critteraid

Gloves, Scarf and Miss Fairy Floss share a 'magical' bond that can't be separated. This trio is looking for their forever home together.  (Critteraid photo)
FILE – A dog lays down on a front porch in Toronto Saturday, July 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
FILE – A dog lays down on a front porch in Toronto Saturday, July 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
This dog is going to the SPCA if its owner isn't found. (RDNO Dog Control photo)

Several ‘owners’ claim lost North Okanagan dog as theirs

‘Dumped’ dog being kept in foster care until rightful owner can provide evidence of ownership

This dog is going to the SPCA if its owner isn't found. (RDNO Dog Control photo)
Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)

Surrey strata says resident’s dog has to go because it’s too tall

Rabiya Merani is looking for a new home for herself and her dog Scout

Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)
FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Ontario dog believed to be first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19

Officials said that the risk of infection and illness in most domestic animals is low

FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)
“When pets become overweight, it places them at greater risk for heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes and more,” writes Natalie Asaro. Pictured here is overweight cat, Jasper, on Nov. 28, 2019 when he was up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Animal obesity: Tips for tackling weight issues in pets

Leading up to National Pet Obesity Day, B.C. animal nutritionist offers weight check-in for pets

  • Oct 12, 2020
“When pets become overweight, it places them at greater risk for heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes and more,” writes Natalie Asaro. Pictured here is overweight cat, Jasper, on Nov. 28, 2019 when he was up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dexter the Ferret has been missing since Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Contributed)

Kelowna resident searching for ferret that went missing from beach

Dexter the Ferret is smaller than average and likes to chase squirrels

Dexter the Ferret has been missing since Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Contributed)
Pets adopted during the pandemic haven’t been returned: Kelowna BC SPCA

Pets adopted during the pandemic haven’t been returned: Kelowna BC SPCA

So many residents are hoping to adopt pets that the BC SPCA said animals don’t stay long at the shelter

Pets adopted during the pandemic haven’t been returned: Kelowna BC SPCA
A BC SPCA constable removes an overheated dog from a vehicle. Leaving pets inside vehicles during summer is never a good idea. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA launches ‘No Hot Pet’ campaign to keep animals safe

The BC SPCA receives nearly 1,000 calls each year to rescue animals left inside hot vehicles

A BC SPCA constable removes an overheated dog from a vehicle. Leaving pets inside vehicles during summer is never a good idea. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Generic photo of a cat’s paws, unrelated to this story. Image: Pixabay.

Predator mutilated cats in Kelowna: BC SPCA

The BC SPCA confirmed a mutilated cat was killed by a predator

Generic photo of a cat’s paws, unrelated to this story. Image: Pixabay.
Jasper spent three days lost and swimming across the Columbia River near Genelle? Photo: Steve Smith

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Jasper spent three days lost and swimming across the Columbia River near Genelle? Photo: Steve Smith
AlleyCATS Alliance is a 100 per cent non-profit society dedicated to providing rescue, rehabilitation, medical care and adoption to feral, orphaned cats and kittens throughout the Okanagan Valley. It is currently kitten season and due to to COVID-19 the organization has less resources than normal. Bosley’s Penticton is now raising funds and collecting supplies for AlleyCATS. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press file).

Penticton pet store raising money for orphan kittens

AlleyCATS Alliance is facing challenges as a result of COVID-19 and kitten season

AlleyCATS Alliance is a 100 per cent non-profit society dedicated to providing rescue, rehabilitation, medical care and adoption to feral, orphaned cats and kittens throughout the Okanagan Valley. It is currently kitten season and due to to COVID-19 the organization has less resources than normal. Bosley’s Penticton is now raising funds and collecting supplies for AlleyCATS. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press file).
Timmy Taylor. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)

COVID-19 Pets: What you need to know

An infograph from Cyberpets.com explains how to care for your pet during COVID-19

Timmy Taylor. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)
Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs for a walk in Greetsiel, northern Germany, Thursday, May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP

Better Business Bureau warns online puppy scams surging during COVID-19 pandemic

People from Victoria to Toronto and Halifax have reported being victimized while trying to buy a puppy online

Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs for a walk in Greetsiel, northern Germany, Thursday, May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP
Chelsey Johnson, 23, has been a happy “rat mom” for three years. She currently owns six pet rats. Here, two of her female rats Rayna (left) and Lilo (right) vie for her attention. Johnson says rats make excellent pets as they are usually affectionate with people and easy to care for. (Contributed)

Aggressive pet rat results in denial of taxi ride for Penticton woman

Attack leads to frustrating, saddening experience with taxi driver for rat owner

Chelsey Johnson, 23, has been a happy “rat mom” for three years. She currently owns six pet rats. Here, two of her female rats Rayna (left) and Lilo (right) vie for her attention. Johnson says rats make excellent pets as they are usually affectionate with people and easy to care for. (Contributed)