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VANCOUVER, BC – May 1, 2017 – Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, a BC charity committed to improving the lives of companion animals, announces our first matching fundraising campaign ‘Give Now To Do Twice The Good’ in support of our Roxy’s Relief program. Donations received during the month-long campaign will have twice the impact on delivery of program services including vet exams, vaccinations and free spay/neuter with the help of a matching gift of up to $10,000. Our goal is to raise $10,000 so we can put $20,000 to work for pets of the most vulnerable in our community.
Roxy’s Relief is a shelter intervention program that supports the veterinary needs of pets whose guardians are homeless and/or low income. “Helping pets of those in need helps to keep animals with their families and out of the shelter system,” states Kathy Powelson, executive director, “not only does it enhance animal protection, it has a positive impact on the individual in the community.

Tazer, is a young healthy dog, who tore his cruciate ligament and required surgery with follow-up care. His dad, who suffers from PTSD, relies on Tazer every day. Roxy’s Relief made sure Tazer can continue to be the much-loved companion his dad needs.

Recently in April, our free animal health clinic saw 49 pets and identified 19 that will require extensive follow-up care. A successful ‘Give Now To Do Twice The Good’ campaign will ensure we can provide these critical services.

Together, let’s help pets in need in our community.

Paws for Hope recognizes the positive impact pets have on vulnerable populations, including those that are homeless. This relationship is often their only constant source of companionship, and at times can be the one thing that keeps them going. When you have healthy animals, you have healthy communities.

Our sincere thanks to Pan American Silver for caring about people and their pets and providing a matching gift of $10,000 in support of the Give Now To Do Twice The Good campaign. Please visit www.pawsforhope.org to learn more and to make your online donation.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathy Powelson
Executive Director, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation
604-396-9297 | kathy@pawsforhope.org

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