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    • Animal protection-related legislation is outdated and unenforced.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


    small animal

    Small Animal Rescue Society is a volunteer run registered charity whose primary focus is to rescue and rehome small animals in need. Neglected, injured and abandoned animals are their main priority.

    Small Animal Rescue works to provide a safe haven for small animals in need while promoting responsible pet guardianship through education, advocacy, and spay/neuter initiatives.  They have been important allies and partners to the work that we do across the province, particularly with regards to our Pets Are Not Products Campaign.