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Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS)

Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS)

Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is a registered non-profit society. In 2003, the animal control contract between the Township of Langley and the SPCA expired. A dedicated group of volunteers stepped up. They were eager to see a positive change in the way lost and abandoned animals were cared for in Langley. First of all, they lobbied the government for a municipally run animal shelter. After six long months, the animal control contract was awarded to
Gophers

Gophers

Gophers can be found throughout Canada. These little pests are known for their burrowing behavior. Gophers can be very detrimental to yards, gardens, and pastures. Description Gophers are about 15cm in length. Pocket gophers tails, like other rodents, are completely hairless. Their name comes from their fur-lined cheeks which are used as pockets to hold both food and nesting materials (not unlike our domestic pet hamsters). Breeding Once they invade your property, gophers establish breeding populations.
Start a Backyard Chicken Coop

Start a Backyard Chicken Coop

There are some important things to know before you start a backyard chicken coop. According to our research, we found mostly resistance, not acceptance, to backyard chicken coops in the Fraser Valley. This seems to be because of the fear of avian flu in our poultry population. Protecting Farms From Infection This is a more than reasonable fear due to the area having industrial chicken farms that need to be protected from disease. Our large poultry
Confusion Between Alpacas and  Llamas

Confusion Between Alpacas and Llamas

There is so much confusion between alpacas and llamas. I decided to attempt to explain some of the differences between these fascinating creatures. There really are a great deal of differences. But one thing owners of alpacas and llamas generally agree on, is that both the alpaca and the llama are extremely intelligent, gentle and curious animals. Nature and Temperament Alpacas In nature and temperament, alpacas tend to be more shy and quiet than the llama,
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