The Vancouver Humane Society is a registered charity (Charitable Business Number: 889713178RR0001) dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Since 1984, we have been encouraging individuals, organizations, and governments to take responsibility for the welfare and rights of domestic animals and wildlife influenced by human activities. Funding comes primarily from donations, and many of our activities are made possible through the generous assistance of volunteers.
Guided by our Mission and Vision statements, we work tirelessly to reduce and eliminate animal suffering. While progress on many issues can be slow (requiring long-term commitment), we have made a number of considerable achievements in animal welfare. More information on our work is available in our annual reports.
VHS is overseen by a voluntary board, which ensures directors, staff and volunteers work to a common purpose with a strategic work program.
VHS’s work is made possible by generous partners and caring donors, to whom we are extremely grateful. If you would like to help our efforts to stop animal suffering please consider making a donation.
You can also receive alerts and updates from VHS, which notify supporters of opportunities to take an active part in helping animals and provide the latest news on our work.
If you would like to receive our newsletter by mail, sign up here. VHS will never trade, sell or give away your personal information. The only mail you receive will be from VHS.
If you are currently a supporter and have recently moved, please fill out our change of address form with your new address information for our records. The form can be found at the bottom of our Contact Us page.
VHS respects the privacy of our supporters and those with whom we communicate via our website and other forms of communication.
VHS does not sell, rent or exchange any personal information collected from our supporters with any other organization or entity.
Our e-communications (action alerts, e-newsletters, meatless monday emails, etc) are sent only to those who have directly signed up to receive them or who have used an “opt-in” check box (on online petitions, for example) to indicate they wish to receive such information from VHS. Subscribers may “opt-out” from receiving e-communications at any time by using the unsubscribe feature embedded in the emails.
VHS’s website uses “cookies”, which are pieces of digital information sent to your computer from a website through your browser program. Cookies help you access pages faster and allow our server to recognize you as you move from page to page. If you choose not to accept cookies, some features of our site, such as donating, may not be available.
VHS’s website also uses a Facebook custom audience pixel, which is a piece of Java script code that we have incorporated into each of our web pages. This information enables us to show website users Facebook ads based on a visitor’s prior visits to the website. Similarly, digital information from supporters who have opted to receive email from VHS enables us to show them Facebook ads. Information on opting-out of receiving digital advertising is available here. Information on controlling the Facebook ads you may receive is available here.