Welcome to Paws for Hope
We are a Vancouver-based charity established in 2011 to create sustainable animal welfare in British Columbia after recogninzing the Province’s animal support system was broken and in a state of crisis.
Did you know?
Tens of thousands of cats, dogs, small animals and reptiles roam the streets or reside in shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue organizations.
There is 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Animal protection-related legislation is outdated.
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.
Paws for Hope strengthens and empowers the existing animal welfare system in hopes of creating a more complete, cohesive network of optimized organizations improving the lives of animals within B.C. today and tomorrow.
A Message from our Executive Director: