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Charity aims to tackle B.C.’s broken animal welfare support system
VANCOUVER, BC – February 5, 2014 – Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, a Vancouver-based charity committed to more sustainable companion animal protection in B.C., today announced it will be a featured charity at the upcoming Pet Lover Show running February 15th and 16th at the TRADEX Convention Centre in Abbotsford.
“We’re honoured to be highlighted and supported by the 2014 Pet Lover Show alongside our partners, the Semiahmoo Animal League Inc. (SALI),” said Kathy Powelson, Executive Director of Paws for Hope. More
Small animals, such as mice and rabbits are often perceived as even more disposable than other companion animals. There are few shelters that have the housing to take in small animals and those that do, take in a very limited number. But despite the lack of resources to support their rescue, stores across the province continue to sell these animals to anyone and little, if any, accurate information on their care requirements are provided to the buyer. In addition, the breeding of these animals goes unchecked and is even easier to conceal than larger animals, such as cats and dogs. As a result, small animals are dumped at alarming rates.
Small Animal Rescue Society (SARS) is one of the few provincial organizations that provides for the rescue and care of small critters. It is more often than not up to them to trap and house critters who have been dumped by someone who no longer is able to or wants to care for them any more.