Those hoping to adopt or surrender an animal at the SPCA's Education and Adoption Centre in Port Coquitlam will be out of luck for the next couple of weeks.
The young whale who was beached in White Rock last month had suffered from a combination of several factors before meeting its fate, but the main issue was that of emaciation.
In Canada, we have lost approximately 35 percent of our bee colonies in the past three years to "colony collapse disorder," a series of symptoms with an unconfirmed cause or cure. It's alarming when you consider that bees pollinate roughly one third of the produce we eat.
I am responding to Elizabeth James' June 13 column, Controlling the Message is also a Disease.
A few hours before the spring sitting of the legislature ended on May 31, B.C. Minister of Agriculture Don McRae had second thoughts about his proposed Animal Health Act that would have had the effect of suppressing information about agricultural disease outbreaks.
Editor: -- Re: Bill C-37.
THE District of North Vancouver got sweeter last month with the addition of thousands of honey bees on the roof of municipal hall.
Pea Wee, a six-year-old chihua-hua-mix that is up for adoption at the Maple Ridge SPCA, won't contract the sometimes deadly disease because he has been vaccinated - the same as all dogs who stay at BC SPCA shelters.
A seven-year-old unpublished report indicates 100 per cent of a sample of Cultus Lake sockeye tested positive for a potentially deadly salmon virus.
Beekeepers are hoping two important breakthrough studies being done by University of British Columbia researchers will help solve a worldwide problem that is leading to a dangerous decline in honeybees.
Pet owners are often very anxious about veterinary procedures that involve anesthesia. However, the risks are low, and with proper protocols in place can be minimized even further.