Animals

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)

Fisherman reels in 5-foot shark near Nanaimo

Roy Ban snagged a sixgill shark last week in relatively shallow waters

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)
This unidentified dog is looking for her owner following the Lytton fire. (BC SPCA)

UPDATE: SPCA reconnect dog with her owners after Lytton fire

Dog was found by DFO workers near 12 Mile Road and has an injury to one leg

This unidentified dog is looking for her owner following the Lytton fire. (BC SPCA)
Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Snoot’ the survivor: Cleft palate puppy brought to SPCA just hours old

Funds raised from Lock-In For Love will help vulnerable animals in B.C. like the little chihuahua-cross

Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vancouver’s Bunny Cafe opened on Tuesday, June 22, at 1696 Venables St. (Instagram/Angelandhare)

Ear-resistible bunnies up for adoption at B.C.’s first bunny cafe

It’s a cafe and temporary foster environment for abandoned bunnies in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver’s Bunny Cafe opened on Tuesday, June 22, at 1696 Venables St. (Instagram/Angelandhare)
A llama on the loose on an Ontario highway has been reunited with its owner on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (OPP Highway Safety Division)

VIDEO: Llama on the loose near Ontario highway reunited with owners

Police found the llama wandering around a southbound lane

A llama on the loose on an Ontario highway has been reunited with its owner on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (OPP Highway Safety Division)
Camper Sanjay Srivastava had an unsettling discovery near the Big Bay recreation site last week. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Camper finds decapitated bear carcass west of Campbell River

‘I just wanted to do right for the bear which I believe was the mother of a young cub.’ — Camper

Camper Sanjay Srivastava had an unsettling discovery near the Big Bay recreation site last week. Photo courtesy Google Maps
McMillan moved from Port Coquitlam two years ago so her family could have the space to start a hobby farm with goats, chickens, and a turkey. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland woman upset at anonymous complaint about her ‘drama queen’ goats

Rhiannon McMillan received a note threatening to call SPCA about loud animals

McMillan moved from Port Coquitlam two years ago so her family could have the space to start a hobby farm with goats, chickens, and a turkey. (Special to The News)
Marzipan the baby seal after being rescued in Coal Harbour. (Alyssa Berube photo)
Marzipan the baby seal after being rescued in Coal Harbour. (Alyssa Berube photo)
A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a wolf at an education centre south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Wolf-dog cross animals destroyed after seriously injuring woman south of Nanaimo

Emergency crews and conservation officer service called out Tuesday, May 25

A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a wolf at an education centre south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Conservation Service Officer Kyle Bueckert holds a gold eagle that was revived from acute rodent poisoning Monday, May 12. Photo: Submitted

‘Obviously, he’s a fighter’: Golden eagle, recovered from poisoning, back in Kootenay wild

CSO Kyle Bueckert released the eagle into the wild Thursday, May 13

Conservation Service Officer Kyle Bueckert holds a gold eagle that was revived from acute rodent poisoning Monday, May 12. Photo: Submitted
Puppies that will become RCMP police dogs play outside B.C. RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Animals at risk as B.C. falls behind in educating veterinarians: society

Letter says shortage means animal food security is at risk, rescue groups are limited in saving animals

Puppies that will become RCMP police dogs play outside B.C. RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video

Island family surprised to see otter visitor under car

The Stromquists did not expect to see the animal so far from water

An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video
Eight-year-old Piper and her family were raising money to help Guinevere, the bearded dragon, get a gynecological surgery. Sadly, the reptile didn’t survive the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Lizard fails to survive surgery, GoFundMe dollars help Langley family offset medical bills

Guinevere, a pet bearded dragon, underwent an ovariectomy on Tuesday

Eight-year-old Piper and her family were raising money to help Guinevere, the bearded dragon, get a gynecological surgery. Sadly, the reptile didn’t survive the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery

The young reptile is scheduled for operation on Tuesday

Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)

VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road

Greg Clarke was driving home on the Holberg Road April 12, when he saw a large sea lion.

Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)
Killer whales surface near Sebastion Beach in Lantzville on Sunday, April 11. (Photos courtesy Ella Smiley)

Chainsaw and friends near the beach thrill orca watchers in Lantzville

Jagged-finned orca named Chainsaw and 17 others spent hours off Sebastion Beach this weekend

Killer whales surface near Sebastion Beach in Lantzville on Sunday, April 11. (Photos courtesy Ella Smiley)
Dogs and joggers have recently come across aggressive coyotes in Metro Vancouver, including in Stanley Park where there were more than a dozen attacks this winter. (Unsplash)

‘Never run from a coyote’: Canadians report increased sightings during pandemic

Dan Kraus, with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, gives advice on what people should do if they encounter a coyote

Dogs and joggers have recently come across aggressive coyotes in Metro Vancouver, including in Stanley Park where there were more than a dozen attacks this winter. (Unsplash)
Goats at Seasted Stables, the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA’s new facility devoted to the care of abused and neglected farm animals. (Photo submitted)

SPCA opens new stables for abused and neglected farm animals on the Island

Recovery and adoption barn in Nanaimo one of three SPCA facilities of its kind in B.C.

Goats at Seasted Stables, the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA’s new facility devoted to the care of abused and neglected farm animals. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo firefighters rescue a dog from the Abyss crevice on Tuesday morning. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Firefighters rescue dog that fell into Nanaimo’s ‘Abyss’ crevice

Crews harnessed and pulled up poodle that had fallen about three metres

Nanaimo firefighters rescue a dog from the Abyss crevice on Tuesday morning. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Residents in the San Pareil community woke up Monday morning (March 29) to find an escaped herd of cattle roaming the streets from a nearby farm. (Kate Jennings photo)

VIDEO: Wayward cows milk sudden freedom on B.C. lawns and doorsteps

Dead of night visitors cause no real beef in quiet Parksville neighbourhood

Residents in the San Pareil community woke up Monday morning (March 29) to find an escaped herd of cattle roaming the streets from a nearby farm. (Kate Jennings photo)