Animals

Dressed in traditional Dutch wooden clogs and bonnet, Azriel Ploegman, nine, brought her four-week-old lamb, Emmanuel Joy, to spend the day with her contractor father, Paul, while he worked at a Vernon townhouse complex Tuesday, April 28. (Kerry Hutter photo)

Vernon townhouse complex entertained by girl, lamb and Dutch treats

Young girl dressed in traditional Dutch clothing brings four-week-old lamb for visit

Dressed in traditional Dutch wooden clogs and bonnet, Azriel Ploegman, nine, brought her four-week-old lamb, Emmanuel Joy, to spend the day with her contractor father, Paul, while he worked at a Vernon townhouse complex Tuesday, April 28. (Kerry Hutter photo)
Jasper the black bear from Revelstoke snacks on some broccoli while at a wildlife sanctuary in Smithers, B.C. (Photo by Angelika Langen)

Two orphaned black bears returning home to Revelstoke

Jasper and Tinkerbell were sent to a sanctuary in northern B.C. after their mother died

Jasper the black bear from Revelstoke snacks on some broccoli while at a wildlife sanctuary in Smithers, B.C. (Photo by Angelika Langen)
Bighorn sheep wander through the Okanagan

Bighorn sheep wander through the Okanagan

Local wildlife sighting refreshing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bighorn sheep wander through the Okanagan
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
Sampson and Cotton, donkey ambassadors for the mammoth herd, came to the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge from Alberta after being abandoned in a field. (Shirley Mainprize photo)

Shuswap donkey refuge closed to the public due to COVID-19

Online fundraising efforts especially important with spring fundraiser cancelled

Sampson and Cotton, donkey ambassadors for the mammoth herd, came to the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge from Alberta after being abandoned in a field. (Shirley Mainprize photo)
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
Eugene the goat has been missing from Jordie Ylisto’s home in Sicamous since Feb. 6. (Jordie Ylisto photo)

Eugene the goat feared taken from Shuswap community

Nigerian Dwarf goat may have been picked up by a motorist

Eugene the goat has been missing from Jordie Ylisto’s home in Sicamous since Feb. 6. (Jordie Ylisto photo)
Brenda Tonasket was among a group of protesters who rallied in front of the Vernon Law Courts prior to an appearance by Carla Jean Christman and her daughter, Chelsea Beluse-Christman in August 2019. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Alleged Okanagan animal abusers still awaiting trial date

Trial date expected to be set within the next three weeks

Brenda Tonasket was among a group of protesters who rallied in front of the Vernon Law Courts prior to an appearance by Carla Jean Christman and her daughter, Chelsea Beluse-Christman in August 2019. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)
70 pups found inside dead shark washed ashore on Vancouver Island

70 pups found inside dead shark washed ashore on Vancouver Island

Team of scientists from University of Victoria performed a necropsy on a shark that washed ashore

70 pups found inside dead shark washed ashore on Vancouver Island
A 10-foot-long shark washed ashore at Coles Bay on Feb. 5. It was seen swimming in the bay two days earlier. (Photo by Peter Metcalfe)

10-foot-long shark washes ashore on B.C. beach

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

A 10-foot-long shark washed ashore at Coles Bay on Feb. 5. It was seen swimming in the bay two days earlier. (Photo by Peter Metcalfe)
Japanese zoo names baby panda

Japanese zoo names baby panda

Three-month-old giant panda cub will be called Xiang Xiang, or fragrance

Japanese zoo names baby panda
Hardy has been given around the clock care at the rescue centre. (Vancouver Aquarium)

WATCH: Rescued sea otter pup named Hardy

The pup was rescued from the ocean and first brought to Port Hardy for treatment.

Hardy has been given around the clock care at the rescue centre. (Vancouver Aquarium)