The Abbotsford Police Department released a video on Monday showing the array of creatures that showed up for Bring Your Pet to Work Day.

Abbotsford Police event attracts horse, goats, snakes and more

‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’ draws unusual collection

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) released a video today (Monday) showing the variety of creatures that occupied their building on “Bring Your Pet to Work Day.”

The video shows a collection of creatures that include a horse, goats, turtles, snakes, a tarantula and others.

The APD explained that the venture was part of t its new “employee wellness initiative.”

“An unexpectedly substantial amount of our staff participated, bringing to work an unusual collection of pets,” the department said in a press release.

The release further stated that the APD was offering its apologies to those who came to the building and found parking limited – they said they have since moved all the stock trailers and feeding stations – or experienced a delay at the public service counter.

“So, due to animals overcrowding our office, allergies, and an overabundance of love and attention showered on our pets today, we will be keeping our pets at home and instead push forward with our therapy dog project,” the release said.

“Rest assured, we will continue to explore less disruptive employee wellness opportunities.

“We want to thank the community for their patience and support of this project, but for now we will end this initiative cold turkey, and let sleeping dogs lie.”

Of course, the announcement was all in good fun – today is April Fools’ Day.

Just Posted

Abbotsford Hospice hosts fourth annual memorial butterfly release

Event on Saturday, July 27 at Tanglebank Gardens

Rail group to bring plan to Abbotsford council

Group is calling for plans to run trains on rail line between Chilliwack and Surrey

UPDATE: New Abbotsford ER expansion expected to welcome patients in October 2020

Deadline for construction proposals closes, but construction timeline unknown

Mt. Baker climbers reach summit in memory of Const. John Davidson

Team includes Abbotsford Police members, Davidson’s 3 kids and others

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

Hazmat incident closes down Lower Mainland street

One person is believed to be dead, police said

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Pride flags stolen from Lower Mainland church

Went missing sometime Friday night, says Maple Ridge reverend

25 new wheelchair-accessible cabins open at Cultus Lake Provincial Park

Maple Bay Campground is now home to 25 new wheelchair friendly cabins, a first for BC Parks

Most Read