“Maybe it’s animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters.” ― Carol Emshwiller
Another summer month has come and gone at Dewdney! Where does the time go? We hope you’re having an awesome summer, we certainly are! Keep reading for a rundown of what went down at Dewdney this August!
What to do if your Pet Goes Missing
Dr. Walton has key tips on how to find a lost pet! Watch it on CTV here.
Jurassic Park: Maple Ridge Branch?
Just kidding! But this is the closest thing you will ever see to a living raptor. This juvenile Asiatic Water Monitor was surrendered to Dewdney Animal Hospital. Illegal in BC, this animal can reach over 6 ft long and is the second in size against the Komodo dragon. Amongst the smartest of the reptile world these lizards have been shown to have the ability to count!
JURASSIC PARK at Dewdney animal hospital. Closest thing you will ever see to a living raptor. This juvenile Asiatic water monitor was surrendered to Dewdney Animal Hospital. Illegal in BC this animal can reach over 6 ft long and is the second in size against the Komodo dragon. Amongst the smartest of the reptile world these lizards have been shown to have the ability to count!! *****ADDITIONAL INFO****** Dewdney Animal Hospital holds the only permit to house Controlled Alien Species (CAS) in BC. We have successfully rehomed over 30 illegal constrictors, 6 assorted venomous snakes, 2 large lizards. We are restricted by the law to hold animals for a maximum of 12 months. If no homes can be located in that time the animals are euthanized. If the animals are deemed aggressive we will not adopt them to individuals but only to licensed zoological facilities, few of which are willing to take on many of these animals. We also maintain a strict cap on the number of animals we house and quite simply we are full. Should any new animals be brought in, the policy of Dewdney Animal Hospital is to euthanize the animals that have been here the longest. Becoming a reptile hoarding facility is not our purpose and we will only hold onto animals that we can properly take care of. Because of three main factors a) the spread of legislation making these animals illegal, either at the municipal or provincial levels, b) the extension of the LACEY Act in the united states making it illegal to ship these animals across the US border, and c) the number of mentally moronic individuals who think its cool to own a snake then dump it off when it becomes aggressive, or too big, it is getting harder and harder to find homes for these animals. Again we do not euthanize unless an animal has exceeded its 12 month limit, is deemed aggressive/dangerous and no zoological facility is willing to take it, or we have insufficient space for incoming animals. If you have any question regarding this policy please contact Dr. Adrian Walton at [email protected]
Posted by Dewdney Animal Hospital Ltd. on Friday, August 21, 2015
Bubbles and Squeek!
Meet Bubbles and Squeek. These two little guys were brought in for euthanasia as the owners couldn’t keep them any more. Instead we are trying to find new “Forever” Homes. Comes with cages and we already neutered them. If you know anyone please share. Please email Dr Walton at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to adopt them.
The best bet to get info on the care of any animal us to ask your veterinarian. That way you know what diet (they need a specialized diet), husbandry, correct cage size and placement, etc are needed.
They also tell you about health concerns that can be common with guinea pigs and what to look for, guinea pig temperament/behaviours, thow often they need vet health checks and info about their grooming needs: teeth, nails, hair, skin, how often to clean their cage etc. I would suggest reading up on them a lot. They are great pets for the right people.
Nothing quite as cute as baby animals. In this case, rescued squirrels!
Today feeding baby squirrels
Posted by Dewdney Animal Hospital Ltd. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Lost Little Birdie
We found a quail on August 20th, around the 115 Ave area in Maple Ridge. The collective noun for a group of quail is a flock, covey or bevy. Can anyone help this little guy find his bevy?
Anybody lose a quail? Found on 115 ave in maple ridge.
Posted by Dewdney Animal Hospital Ltd. on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Caught in the Headlights
I would like to thank Jim from the BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch and the Bc Conservation service. He went above and beyond helping out this little fawn. Hit by a car and found in a ditch this little one was brought here. We are still quite shocky but improving.
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UNTIL NEXT TIME, DEWDNEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Dewdney Animal Hospital is growing and looking for another licensed RAHT. If you know a AHT that wants to work in an interesting and busy practice, have them contact us at [email protected]