‘Animals need your help’

Multiple people gathered at The Sails in Kelowna to march for an end to lab animals.

Protestors in Kelowna brought animals with them for the march and walked along Water Street. Read more

Protesters oppose research tests on animals

Protesters oppose research tests on animals

Steve MacNaull | Original post: Kelowna Daily Courier Numerous dogs, a couple of cats and a bunny accompanied their humans Monday to protest painful and fatal medical testing on animals. “These World Day for Animals in Laboratories walks are being held in cities around the world today,” said Kelowna event organizer Karen Stiewe. “When you… Read more

Adoption Fair Thanks!

Adoption Fair Thanks!

THANK YOU to Bosley’s for hosting our adoption fair yesterday. The fair was a joint effort for TRACS and the Okanagan Cat Coalition. It was a great success with 2 Bunnies being adopted and the possibility of a 3rd going to a furever home. One little kitty in need of lots of TLC also went… Read more

Book Review: Esther the Wonder Pig

Book Review: Esther the Wonder Pig

contributed by Cyndy Mymka Steve and his partner Derek have no idea what they are getting into when they received a call from his friend asking if they would take on her “Micro Mini Pig”. Steve agrees without Derek’s consent and that is where the fun begins. Turns out Esther is not a micro pig,… Read more

When Vegan Really Isn’t

borrowed from various sources In the world of nutrition and ingredients, things are not always what they seem. We are so used to seeing random ingredients on the labels of our foods that we don’t even pay too much attention to them anymore. Here are a few examples of ingredients that are not so vegan… Read more

Cosmetics Testing in Canada

borrowed from Animal Alliance of Canada Q: What does “cruelty-free” mean in relation to cosmetics? A: A cruelty-free cosmetics company is one that has eliminated animal testing at all levels of production as of a “fixed cut-off date.” This must apply not only to the finished products that consumers purchase, but also to each and… Read more

Working Together for a Common Cause – TRACS and Critteraid

Working Together for a Common Cause – TRACS and Critteraid

Contributed by Jenny Hildebrand | Photo Credits: Critteraid Salsa and Sierra Link You may remember in 2012 we brought you the story of Salsa and Sierra Link. When their owner, an avid TRACS member, passed away she left behind five beloved cats. Three were adopted out, but Salsa and Sierra were a bit on the… Read more

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Working Together for a Common Cause – TRACS and the Okanagan Cat Coalition

Contributed by Cyndy Mymka When animal rescue groups work together and pool resources, wonderful things happen. Although we all have different mandates and animals we care for, working together increases the impact we can make. Here are just a couple of examples: TRACS and the Okanagan Cat Coalition The Okanagan Cat Coalition (OKCC) is an… Read more

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In Loving Memory Spring 2017

In Loving Memory Spring 2017

In our last newsletter we told you about the passing of Zero, one of the precious dogs living on the property which houses our largest rabbit sanctuary. We also told you about Bill who was Zero’s best friend and cohort. When Zero passed, Bill started to age just a little bit faster and it is… Read more

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Message from the President Spring 2017

By Cyndy Mymka My day started as it often does with my going to the computer and checking e-mails. It usually includes many petitions primarily to do with animal welfare. Unfortunately there seem to be more and more of them entering my inbox. You wonder and can’t imagine how some people can be so horribly… Read more

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