Guardian Angel

The Guardian Angel program is to offer services, initiatives, and funding opportunities to support qualified volunteer-run animal welfare and rescue charities in British Columbia. More >

Roxy’s Relief

Roxy’s Relief is a shelter intervention program that provides basic veterinary care for vulnerable populations. Helping pets of those in need also helps to keep animals with their families and out of the shelter system. More >

Pets are not Products

Our Pets Are Not Products campaign is an advocacy and awareness initiative. Our goal is to end the retail sale of animals — which in turn will end the existence of breeding mills. Join Us >

Cruelty Free BC

The goals of Cruelty-Free BC are to educate consumers on the inhumane and unnecessary practice of animal testing for cosmetics and household products and to educate consumers on how to identify genuine cruelty-free products. More >


    AWANBC Conference - Oct 21, 2017


    Paws for Hope Animal Foundation asks Surrey to ban the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in pet stores

    Vancouver, BC On Monday, September 11, 2017 Paws for Hope Animal Foundation’s Executive Director will present before Surrey City Council to request they follow the lead of Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond and over 200 other cities across Canada and the United States and create a bylaw to prohibit the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in pet stores.

    “Surrey has a massive pet overpopulation problem” states, Executive Director, Kathy Powelson. “In addition to having the busiest animal shelter in B.C., it is estimated that 2000 cats and kittens are rescued each year from Surrey streets. Some communities, such as Fleetwood, have a growing feral rabbit problem. We do not need pet stores to add to the problem of homeless and abandoned pets.”