RCMP Sgt. Lorne Lecker

Langley’s Critter Care creatures helped by open house fundraiser

Animals and people bridged a gap for two days during the annual open house.

About 5,600 people poured through the gates at South Langley’s Critter Care wild animal shelter on July 11 and 12.

The annual open house, the only opportunity for many people to see the wild animals being rehabilitated by the society’s volunteers, did very well, said Critter Care’s Maureen Binnie.

The society has already taken in more than 700 animals so far this year, including 145 raccoons.

Critter Care takes in injured and sick wild animals, from bear cubs and fawns down to skunks and flying squirrels.

Binnie noted that this is the first year in many that the society has cared for a porcupine, and they also have two marmots from the province’s Interior.

The animals, whether orphaned or injured, are cared for until they can be released back into the wild.

About 70 volunteers worked the two days, including Sgt. Lorne Lecker of the RCMP’s Deas Island Traffic Services.

Lecker has volunteered for six years.

“I truly believe in the hard work done by organizations like Critter Care, and I am pleased to support these animals in any way I can,” Lecker said.

Lecker met one of the baby raccoons, Hazel, during his time at the shelter on the weekend.

Also in attendance to show their support was Cpl. David Hergesheimer of the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services, Langley RCMP Auxiliary Constables and the Township of Langley Fire Department. A display from police and fire is always exciting for the public.”

“RCMP Officers are very dedicated to their communities and this is one of many examples of where our officers go above and beyond to give back, said RCMP Cpl. Ronda Rempel.

Just Posted

Langley chamber joins call to kill ‘no pipeline ever’ law

Bill C-69 will hurt the local Langley economy, Chamber warns

World Day of Prayer returns to Langley

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is hosting the annual day on March 1.

Young Langley family plagued by angry cab customers

A couple rents a house formerly used by a cab firm, and unwelcome visitors knocking.

Woman groped on Langley’s 208th Street

Police are asking for tips to identify the man responsible.

PHOTOS: Family Day a success at Aldergrove Telephone Museum

A record number of people visited the Telephone Museum on Monday to tour the historic exhibits.

VIDEO: Nail-biter game against Germany tonight earns Langley’s Team Canada a win

Langley’s Team Tardi is 5-2 at the junior curling worlds in Nova Scotia, hoping to defend their title

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Missing Surrey snowshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Most Read