Animals

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Hawkes has ‘food coming out of his ears’ and would love to help those in need

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic
B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

Vets expect to continue giving your fur buddies the help they need while social distancing

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning

Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning

BC Conservation Officer Service urging people to secure garbage and other attractants

Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning
The discovery of a large boa constrictor, apparently dumped in a Nanaimo wilderness park, has raised questions about how the animal came to be there and whether it was released alive or was dead and disposed of. (Stefanie Irwin/Facebook photo)

Woman finds dead boa constrictor in the woods near Nanaimo

Trail runner encounters snake in the ditch near Ammonite Falls

The discovery of a large boa constrictor, apparently dumped in a Nanaimo wilderness park, has raised questions about how the animal came to be there and whether it was released alive or was dead and disposed of. (Stefanie Irwin/Facebook photo)
Regional Animal Protection Society. (RAPS/Facebook)

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Regional Animal Protection Society. (RAPS/Facebook)
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)
Enrico Wineries is hosting a ‘Puppies and Prosecco’ event to help fundraise for the Victoria Humane Society and Peaches for Pets (Facebook/ Enrico Winery)

Puppies and Prosecco raises funds for Greater Victoria animals

Enrico Winery is fundraising for the Victoria Human Society and Peaches for Pets

Enrico Wineries is hosting a ‘Puppies and Prosecco’ event to help fundraise for the Victoria Humane Society and Peaches for Pets (Facebook/ Enrico Winery)
A buck in Esquimalt was seen with a crossbow bolt shot through its leg. The animal was put down by the Victoria Police Department. (File contributed/VicPD)

Deer in Esquimalt seen with crossbow bolt shot through leg

The buck was put down and the incident is part of a police investigation

A buck in Esquimalt was seen with a crossbow bolt shot through its leg. The animal was put down by the Victoria Police Department. (File contributed/VicPD)
A stranded turtle was found in the middle of Nicholson Street on Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police/Twitter)

Seven baby bunnies and a turtle rescued in Saanich this month

‘This is a good reminder that wildlife needs to be handled with great care,’ says Saanich PD

A stranded turtle was found in the middle of Nicholson Street on Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police/Twitter)
Over 50 dogs and cats were surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

51 cats and dogs surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week

Organization overwhelmed and looking for facility to house the pets saved from communities that cull

Over 50 dogs and cats were surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
The Victoria Police Department and the Esquimalt Fire Department rescued a couple ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday (Twitter/VicPDCanada)

VicPD, Esquimalt Fire Department team up to rescue ducklings

A couple ducklings were saved after they’d fallen into a storm drain

The Victoria Police Department and the Esquimalt Fire Department rescued a couple ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday (Twitter/VicPDCanada)
Dennis and Lynda Koenders started the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm 34 years ago. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm remembers its stolen baby goat

Archer was stolen in 2003, but many still remember him

Dennis and Lynda Koenders started the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm 34 years ago. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
”Timmy” was an Eastern Gray Squirrel which Shelby Gondor found (File contributed/ Shelby Gondor)

Victoria man angered after Wild ARC euthanizes squirrel

Shelby Gondor raised an infant squirrel and felt forced to turn him in

”Timmy” was an Eastern Gray Squirrel which Shelby Gondor found (File contributed/ Shelby Gondor)
A digital rendering shows what the new, specialized emergency veterinary facility will look like at 760 Roderick St. (Submitted/ VCA Canada)

New, specialized 24-hour emergency vet hospital coming to Saanich

The VCA Canada’s Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital to get $12M upgrade

A digital rendering shows what the new, specialized emergency veterinary facility will look like at 760 Roderick St. (Submitted/ VCA Canada)
The number of Canadian geese, here seen in Esquimalt Lagoon, is set to hit 60,000 in 2037. (File photo)

Beware of geese: Nesting season may trigger aggressive behaviour

Greater Victoria residents will have to be wary of nesting geese in the area

The number of Canadian geese, here seen in Esquimalt Lagoon, is set to hit 60,000 in 2037. (File photo)
Discovery Island wolf continues to thrive

Discovery Island wolf continues to thrive

The wolf, known as ‘Takaya’, has lived on the island for seven years

Discovery Island wolf continues to thrive
70 babies found inside North Saanich Shark

70 babies found inside North Saanich Shark

A team of scientists from UVic performed a necropsy on a shark that washed ashore at Coles Bay

70 babies found inside North Saanich Shark
North Saanich mystery shark identified, UVic lab seeks to do necropsy

North Saanich mystery shark identified, UVic lab seeks to do necropsy

Cause of death could be complications during birth among other things

North Saanich mystery shark identified, UVic lab seeks to do necropsy
10-foot-long shark washes ashore in North Saanich

10-foot-long shark washes ashore in North Saanich

A peculiar looking shark estimated to weigh 800 pounds has been found at Coles Bay

10-foot-long shark washes ashore in North Saanich
Baby goats from the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm will be adopted out, and mommas will head to a private farm in Metchosin for the winter season. (Facebook/ Beacon Hill Childrens Farm)

Baby goats from Beacon Hill Children’s Park are getting evicted

The last goat stampede will be on Thanksgiving Day

Baby goats from the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm will be adopted out, and mommas will head to a private farm in Metchosin for the winter season. (Facebook/ Beacon Hill Childrens Farm)