fundraising

Lola & Susie receive help through VHS’s McVitie Fund

There are few options available for good pet owners who fall on hard times. Sometimes all it takes is an unexpected circumstance, like an injury at work or being laid off, which can make covering an equally unexpected vet bill for your pet overwhelming. That’s where the Vancouver Humane Society’s McVitie Fund comes in. It’s our goal to help animals and people in need

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VHS marks 30 years of helping animals

Close to a hundred supporters and animal lovers turned out to celebrate VHS’s 30th anniversary at a reception in Allard Hall at UBC on November 21st. The event highlighted many of VHS’s achievements over the last 30 years and drew attention to the animal welfare issues we continue to address.   VHS executive director Debra Probert spoke to the assembled guests about VHS’s history,

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When a call to VHS is a needy animal’s last hope

  “My cat accidentally slipped out the front door and was hit by a car. I’m on disability right now and don’t have enough money to cover the entire vet bill. Please, is there any way you can help me?” This is the kind of desperate call the Vancouver Humane Society gets several times a week. As VHS’s Program Coordinator & Office Manager, I’m

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Buy an Animal Cruelty Awearness Band and support VHS

VHS is partnering with Animal Rescue Crusade (ARC) in its effort to bring attention to animal issues through International Animal Cruelty Awearness Bands – cool wristbands with a message. Just visit the ARC/VHS partner page to purchase a band.  For every awearness band purchased, VHS will receive $5.00 toward our work to help animals. The mission is to bring awareness to all animal cruelty

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The animals need you

It’s the end of the year.  We hope all our supporters and animal lovers everywhere are having a great holiday season. We’re looking forward to helping all the animals who, sadly, are not having such a great time.  We’re going to help the sick and injured ones and we’re going to speak out on behalf of those subjected to cruelty and abuse. Whether it’s

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Support Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3rd!

Most people have heard of Black Friday, which is used by retailers to kick off the holiday shopping season.  But have you heard of Giving Tuesday?  It’s a movement to promote December 3rd as a day to give back and to support causes you believe in. VHS has joined this important movement and we hope that on December 3rd you’ll remember the work we

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VHS reaches Scotiabank Charity Challenge goal of $25,000!

We did it! We reached (and exceeded!) our goal of $25,000 at the 2013 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! On Sunday, June 23, 2013, VHS supporters walked or ran in support of the Vancouver Humane Society’s work on behalf of animals.  To date, we have raised $25,626 from 273 sponsors of our team members. That’s amazing! There is still time to donate (and you can check

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A remarkable champion for animals

Ashley Fruno has spent her life working for animals.  She trained with VHS as a teenager and went on to work for PETA in Asia, campaigning fearlessly in places where animal welfare laws are weak or non-existent, where protesting can be dangerous and where life for animals can be particularly hard. Now, she is making a personal appeal for help with an incredible project

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Support VHS in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

Run (or walk) for the animals!! SCOTIABANK CHARITY CHALLENGE SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 VHS is again participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge on June 23. This is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year! We hope that you will join us, either by running or walking the 5k or half-marathon, or by sponsoring one of our amazing team members. The animals are

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Food, Friend, Why?

Our ad “Food, Friend, Why?” raises an important and provocative moral question: why do we eat one animal and befriend another? Most of us wouldn’t dream of eating a cat or a dog, but when one considers the intelligence and sentience of farmed animals, it doesn’t make sense to consider cows or pigs or chickens as somehow so different. We certainly don’t expect everyone

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