Pets

A Kelowna woman is cloning her cat Bear after he was killed at only five years old (Kris Stewart/ Facebook)

Kelowna woman to soon receive kittens cloned after her beloved late cat

A Kelowna woman is replicating her beloved cat Bear

 

Olive doesn’t mind the snow if there are treats involved (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

A snow-loving pig, a Ferrari-riding snake: Some of B.C.’s top animal stories of 2022

These animal encounters had people smiling all year long

 

Four of the six golden retriever puppies rescued from a North Okanagan property on Dec. 21, 2022. (BCSPCA/ photo)

Golden retrievers, including 6 puppies, rescued from North Okanagan property

No heat, clean water or insulation, little food accessible for nine dogs

 

Indie, a two-year-old border collie-Australian shepherd cross from Nanaimo, is being featured with 14 other pets from across Canada in Bosley’s by Pet Valu’s 2023 calendar, which raises money to help homeless pets. (Brittni Panter photo)

Vancouver Island dog is ‘Miss August’ in national fundraiser calendar

Bosley’s by Pet Valu chooses photograph of Indie taken in Nanaimo

  • Dec 12, 2022
Indie, a two-year-old border collie-Australian shepherd cross from Nanaimo, is being featured with 14 other pets from across Canada in Bosley’s by Pet Valu’s 2023 calendar, which raises money to help homeless pets. (Brittni Panter photo)
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Does your pet actually like wearing a Halloween costume?

“If they duck to get away, keep their tail low or ears…

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The second of two escaped African serval cats was recovered near Qualicum Beach on Oct. 9. (Submitted photo)

Second escaped B.C. serval cat recovered after killing several ducks

Owners will reimburse neighbour for loss of birds, plan to install security cameras

The second of two escaped African serval cats was recovered near Qualicum Beach on Oct. 9. (Submitted photo)
A lot of effort went into capturing Dustan who was found in Greendale on Oct. 2, 2022. (Natasha MacDonald)

Dustan the German shepherd captured in Fraser Valley cornfield after weeks on the run

Chilliwack’s littlest hobo found by pet searchers with a bucket on her head

A lot of effort went into capturing Dustan who was found in Greendale on Oct. 2, 2022. (Natasha MacDonald)
Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)

B.C. business uses team of bloodhounds to search for lost pets

Pet Searchers Canada boss started the enterprise when his own dog was lost

Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)
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Dogs do weird things, but why?

Dogs certainly do strange things, but they have their reasons! Like us…

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Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)

British Columbians willing to pay the price to keep their pets cool, says BC Hydro

75% leave air conditioning on for furry friends even when not home, survey finds

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
Mother dog Athena feeds her unofficial Canadian record breaking litter of 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford dog gives birth to unofficial Canadian record 14 puppies

Believed to be one of the largest litters ever for a boxer in Canada

Mother dog Athena feeds her unofficial Canadian record breaking litter of 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The petition, started by Portia Zaffaroni, says TransLink need to improve their pet policy (photo by Goran Horvat from pixabay.com).

B.C. Lower Mainland pet owners want TransLink to relax pet ridership policies

A new petition is calling for dogs in carriers be able to have their heads exposed

The petition, started by Portia Zaffaroni, says TransLink need to improve their pet policy (photo by Goran Horvat from pixabay.com).
Winter, Jessie Weninger’s dog who died likely due to water intoxication, was an avid swimmer and loved playing in the water, according to Wenninger. (Courtesy of Jessie Weninger)

Victoria dog owner warns others of water intoxication after dog’s death

Jessie Weninger said it was a “very rare, freak accident”

Winter, Jessie Weninger’s dog who died likely due to water intoxication, was an avid swimmer and loved playing in the water, according to Wenninger. (Courtesy of Jessie Weninger)
BC SPCA is seeing cat hoarder situations become more common, leading to crowding in the society’s shelters. (Black Press Media file)

BC SPCA halves cat adoption fees to ease shelter crowding

Society says it’s seen a spike in massive donations from hoarder situations

BC SPCA is seeing cat hoarder situations become more common, leading to crowding in the society’s shelters. (Black Press Media file)
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Man faces cruelty charges after almost 700 reptiles, amphibians found in Edmonton home

‘A sad reminder of the suffering many exotic reptiles endure at the hands of breeders and importers’

An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - Dachshund dogs wait in a box before competition at a dog show in Dortmund, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Research released on Thursday, April 28, 2022, confirms what dog lovers know _ every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of specific breeds aren’t supported by science. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an…

FILE - Dachshund dogs wait in a box before competition at a dog show in Dortmund, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Research released on Thursday, April 28, 2022, confirms what dog lovers know _ every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of specific breeds aren’t supported by science. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
This fluffy feline was first reported missing about five years ago by his vet tech human. Now he’s headed for his orignal owner and a new home. (FLEC/Facebook)

Embedded chip reunites B.C. cat with Ontario owner 5 years after move

Fluffy feline headed back to original owner and a new home in Ontario

This fluffy feline was first reported missing about five years ago by his vet tech human. Now he’s headed for his orignal owner and a new home. (FLEC/Facebook)
One of the puppies rescued from a trailer in Vancouver by the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)

7 puppies found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Vancouver trailer

1 puppy will need repeat bloodwork, BC SPCA says

One of the puppies rescued from a trailer in Vancouver by the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)
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