Vancouver, BC January 8 2016: Through a collaborative approach, Paws for Hope and the BC SPCA Vancouver Animal Hospital have formalized an agreement for referring cases from Paws for Hope’s no cost Vancouver animal health clinics and veterinary care funding program.
Paws for Hope Animal Foundation’s mandate is to create sustainable animal welfare and purposeful companion animal protection in British Columbia. Meaningful partnerships within the animal welfare community are an essential component to making this happen.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with the BC SPCA to provide emergent veterinary care support to the pets whose families need financial assistance,” says Board President, Dr. Shawn Llewellyn, “by working together we can make tremendous strides in sustainable animal welfare.”
The two organizations will also work together to support those in financial need with the spaying and neutering of their pets. The BC SPCA has hospital/clinic locations in Vancouver, Penticton, Kamloops and Prince George that assist with spaying and neutering of pets. Paws for Hope’s SpayAid BC program offsets the costs of spay and neuter surgeries by partnering with veterinarians across the province.
“We at the BC SPCA are very excited to partner with Paws For Hope. Together we will be able to build on providing essential veterinary medical care to underserviced families in our community,” says Dr. Jodie Wilson, the BC SPCA’s Vancouver Animal Hospital Senior Staff Veterinarian
Shawn Llewellyn, DVM