Animal lovers flock to Ladner's Memorial Park
Lovers of fur, feathers and even scales turned up in Ladner on Sunday (Aug. 12) for the Delta Community Animal Expo.
The event was mainly attended by dogs, and their human companions, of every kind imaginable.
The expo was an opportunity not only show off the different breeds of canine, but also how mankind's best friend can be used to help the disabled, assist in disaster relief, and demonstrate their keen intelligence.
There were felines as well, with Vancouver's Orphaned Kitten Rescue displaying newborn cats blinking their blues bleary-eyed at the sun.
Reptiles and birds were on display from various animal rescue agencies, including the Delta-based Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL), which finds and nurses wild birds back to health before returning them to the wild.
One of the star attractions was a two-legged dog from Taiwan named Chicky, who had both hind legs amputated after being hit by a car, but was nevertheless surprisingly mobile, hopping around happily.
The animal expo also highlighted rescue organizations looking to adopt out furry creatures looking for a loving home.