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    • Animal protection-related legislation is outdated and unenforced.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.


    Paws for Hope launches campaign to promote BC based cruelty free companies


  • Provide education & awareness on the unnecessary and inhumane practice of animals testing for cosmetics & household products
  • Provide education & awareness on the misleading labeling of cruelty free products in North America, and how to identify genuine cruelty free products
  • Promote local companies producing certified cruelty free products
  • VANCOUVER, BC – March 17, 2015 – Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, a Vancouver-based charity committed to more sustainable companion animal protection in B.C., today announced the launch of their new campaign, Cruelty Free BC. More


    Beagle Freedom Project is a service of Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME). Founded in 2004, ARME is a nonprofit advocacy group created to eliminate the suffering of all animals through rescue, public education and outreach. Beagle Freedom rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animals released from testing labs. They provided education and resources to help consumers create a cruelty-free household and they advocate on behalf of animals in laboratories through calls for legislative change.

    Beagle Freedom is a valued partner of our Cruelty Free BC campaign.