Animals

This Feb. 10, 2022, image released by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance shows Msituni, a giraffe calf born with an unusual disorder that caused her legs to bend the wrong way, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, north of San Diego. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP)

Bracing for her future: Human medicine rescues giraffe

Calf was born with her front limb bending the wrong way

 

The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)

B.C. eagle recovering after crashing through window

Rescuer hopes the eagle can be rehabilitated and released after recovering at wildlife rescue centre

 

Geoff Regier (far left) had his charges dropped on Friday (April 29). (Submitted)

Crown drops charges on one of four Abbotsford hog protestors

Geoff Regier’s charges dropped after lawyers argue ‘abuse of process’ related to SPCA

 

A Chilliwack RCMP officer helps escort a family of Canada geese across Yale Road in Chilliwack on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Amara Jacklynn Moore)

VIDEO: RCMP officer helps family of geese cross B.C. street

2 adults and 6 goslings were escorted across Yale Road at Nowell Street in Chilliwack

A Chilliwack RCMP officer helps escort a family of Canada geese across Yale Road in Chilliwack on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Amara Jacklynn Moore)
A small group of rams head south along Westside Road toward Kelowna Monday, April 18. (Leo Louis screen shot)

VIDEO: Rams tough it out along Vernon road

Half-dozen male sheep spotted grazing and roaming down Westside Road Monday, April 18

A small group of rams head south along Westside Road toward Kelowna Monday, April 18. (Leo Louis screen shot)
The Shuswap’s Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge will hold a Volunteer Day on April 23 followed by a reopening to visitors on April 30, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap’s Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge reopening after two-year break

Volunteer Day set for April 23 following by reopening for weekend visitors April 30

The Shuswap’s Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge will hold a Volunteer Day on April 23 followed by a reopening to visitors on April 30, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Surrey Animal Resource Centre officials are looking for foster families to help care for some of the abandoned bunnies currently housed at the Colebrook Road site. (Contributed photo)

Abundance of bunnies sparks B.C. shelter appeal for foster homes

As Easter weekend approaches, families sought to take in abandoned rabbits

Surrey Animal Resource Centre officials are looking for foster families to help care for some of the abandoned bunnies currently housed at the Colebrook Road site. (Contributed photo)
Star’s Piggly Wigglys is open in Peachland (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Star’s Piggly Wigglys is open in Peachland (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society launches biggest fundraiser of the year

Raffle to Rescue Animals will go to help neglected and abadonded pets in need

Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors

Okanagan Humane Society: Saving lives of local animals

Column from the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Apr 4, 2022
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors
A wayward goat at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. (Facebook photo)

Wayward goat enjoying B.C. family’s hospitality until owner is located

Goatee was found at an Abbotsford school on March 24 and is now at his own ‘Air BnB’

A wayward goat at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. (Facebook photo)
Dolly has already lost at least 20 pounds after arriving last October to Crooked Leg Ranch. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel dog moving along her weight loss journey

A severely overweight dog at Crooked Leg Ranch is capturing attention and hearts

Dolly has already lost at least 20 pounds after arriving last October to Crooked Leg Ranch. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
White Rock RCMP rescued a young beaver that was in distress at East Beach Thursday. (White Rock RCMP photo)

B.C. Mounties rescue ‘very tired’ beaver along ocean shoreline

Two-year-old beaver taken to Langley’s Critter Care for rehabilitation

White Rock RCMP rescued a young beaver that was in distress at East Beach Thursday. (White Rock RCMP photo)
Kittens Luna and Solei in care of OHS

Okanagan Humane Society: Keeping pets and people together

Column from the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Feb 17, 2022
Kittens Luna and Solei in care of OHS
An Okanagan woman is leading a petition to encourage the provincial government to expand post-secondary funding subsidies for B.C. students at Western Canada's veterinary college in Saskatchewan. (Contributed)

Okanagan woman starts petition to address B.C. veterinarian shortage

Oliver woman advocates for more veterinary college tuition funding

An Okanagan woman is leading a petition to encourage the provincial government to expand post-secondary funding subsidies for B.C. students at Western Canada's veterinary college in Saskatchewan. (Contributed)
Three rabbits were allegedly killed and dissected in a classroom on Jan. 28, in front of school students aged 9 to 12 years old, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This photographed rabbit is not one in the incident. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Rabbits allegedly killed and dissected in front of Haida Gwaii elementary school children

Lesson was cruel and traumatizing to young students, said animal rights group

Three rabbits were allegedly killed and dissected in a classroom on Jan. 28, in front of school students aged 9 to 12 years old, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This photographed rabbit is not one in the incident. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A Vancouver Island University biology professor says how and why a Canada goose ended up in a Chicago park is a mystery. (News Bulletin file photo)

Canada goose from Vancouver Island makes it all the way to the Great Lakes

Biology professor says how and why the bird flew so far east is a mystery

A Vancouver Island University biology professor says how and why a Canada goose ended up in a Chicago park is a mystery. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming read the official weather proclamation at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s first ever Groundhog Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan Okie marks first Groundhog Day in Vernon

With all the real marmots hibernating, Okie the stuffed groundhog was there to make the weather prediction

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming read the official weather proclamation at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s first ever Groundhog Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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Princeton area pig composter gets warning letter from ministry

Report alleges 12 areas of non-compliance

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Six goats currently being cared for at the Forever Home Sanctuary in Lavington. (Contributed)

Barn-building fundraiser serves up cake auction near Vernon

Lavington animal rescue group looking to raise $30,000

Six goats currently being cared for at the Forever Home Sanctuary in Lavington. (Contributed)