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    • Animal protection-related legislation is outdated and unenforced.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


    MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: June 7th Event to Help Downtown East Side Residents & their Pets


    Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, in partnership with Raincity Housing, is holding a free animal health care clinic for pre-registered street-involved homeless and low-income Downtown East Side residents and the pets that mean so much to them. Free vet care services will include physical exams, vaccinations, flea and/or de-working treatments, nail trimming, and ear cleaning provided by Paws for Hope Board Vice President and resident veterinarian, Dr. Shawn Llewellyn, and his supporting volunteer health clinic team. This marks the fifth free clinic Paws for Hope has offered under their Roxy’s Relief Program.



    June 7, 2015 between 10am-2pm.


    Triage Emergency Shelter, 707 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC


    Media are welcome until 1:30pm. to interview Paws for Hope Executive Director, Kathy Powelson, and to cover the heartfelt stories that play out that day. Help B.C. residents understand the life-saving connection these people have with their four-legged friends and what’s needed to keep all pets healthy regardless of where they live.

    To learn more about Paws for Hope and its many programs dedicated to the long-term protection and care of companion animals in B.C., please visit www.pawsforhope.org.


    Kathy Powelson, Executive Director


    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.