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    • Animal protection-related legislation is outdated and unenforced.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 Announces $7,000 in Grant Funding to Nine BC Animal Rescue Charities

    Part of Guardian Angel Program to uniquely assist pre-qualified organizations with operational development.

    VANCOUVER, BC – Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is committed to sustainable, long-term companion animal protection in British Columbia.

    “One of the ways we have set out to do this, is to provide funding to qualified rescue organizations”, says Executive Director, Kathy Powelson, “and we are so pleased to add Organizational Development Grants to our Guardian Angel Program”.

    Since 2012, Paws for Hope’s Guardian Angel Program has provided funding to local rescues for veterinary care. Qualified rescue groups can apply for funding to help cover the costs of emergency, extraordinary or project based veterinary care on an as-needed basis. More


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    Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital has been serving the North Delta/ Surrey neighbourhoods for over 30 years. This accredited hospital strives to stay involved within the community, and works closely with the neighbouring police dogs and their handlers, the BC Guide Dogs and Autism Support Dogs breeding and training programs, and with Paws for Hope Animal Foundation. Doctors and staff are passionate about giving back and using their resources and skills to help animals in need and their guardians.