We help optimize existing, pre-qualified community-based animal rescue and support organizations. More >

We collaborate with existing animal groups to create a united front to help B.C. companion animals. More >

We’re committed to filling important gaps with direct animal assistance and educational programs. More >

We participate in affecting local & provincial animal-related legislation within national charity guidelines. More >


    • Tens of thousands of cats, dogs, small animals, and reptiles roam the streets or reside in shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue organizations.
    • Thousands more suffer daily neglect and abuse at the hands of their guardians.
    • There are no criteria required for groups to be involved in animal welfare and rescue.
    • There is no accountability or funding support for these organizations.
    • There is little corporate, provincial, or federal financial support.
    • Animal protection-related legislation is outdated and unenforced.
    • Existing animal welfare initiatives within the Province are understandably stuck in emergency response mode unable to create sustainable solutions that protect animals in need over the long term.


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gifting pets is a bad idea—for people and animals.

    VANCOUVER, BC (December 3, 2016) – Every year, pet stores sell puppies, kittens, rabbits, ferrets, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals as gifts. Kathy Powelson, Executive Director of Paws For Hope Animal Foundation, a non-profit in Vancouver, BC that directly assists animal rescue charities and advocates to ban the retail sale of animals, says it’s time for the public to realize that Pets Are Not Products.

    People who buy animals as gifts often act on impulse,” says Powelson. “They get a cute puppy, wrap it in a bow, and four months later they’re tired, frustrated, and their bank account is taxed. They realize they made a mistake in judgement. And that sweet dog ends up in a shelter. Or a cute kitten ends up at the side of the road. It happens way more than you’d think.”



    Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Zoetis has committed to ongoing support of our free animal health clinics through the supply of vaccinations, flea and deworming medication and other supplies as needed.