Guardian Angel

The Guardian Angel program is to offer services, initiatives, and funding opportunities to support qualified volunteer-run animal welfare and rescue charities in British Columbia. More >

Roxy’s Relief

Roxy’s Relief is a shelter intervention program that provides basic veterinary care for vulnerable populations. Helping pets of those in need also helps to keep animals with their families and out of the shelter system. More >

Pets are not Products

Our Pets Are Not Products campaign is an advocacy and awareness initiative. Our goal is to end the retail sale of animals — which in turn will end the existence of breeding mills. Join Us >

Cruelty Free BC

The goals of Cruelty-Free BC are to educate consumers on the inhumane and unnecessary practice of animal testing for cosmetics and household products and to educate consumers on how to identify genuine cruelty-free products. More >

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    AWANBC 2019 Conference:
    The Changing Face of Animal Welfare

    Registration is now for the AWANBC 2019 Conference and Training Sessions in Coquitlam, BC. Learn more and register to attend here.

    Keynote Speaker:
    Kate Hurley, DVM UC Davis

    Guest Speakers:
    Marc Peralta, Best Friends Animal Society
    Inga Fricke, Humane Society of the United States
    Chris Robinson, Canadian Animal Assistance Team
    Joanne Caldwell, Spirit’s Mission
    Debbie Widolf, Author

    Registration is now closed



    BC Animal Charity launches innovative program to assist people fleeing violence

    Paws for Hope Animal Foundation has launched an innovative program to assist pets whose people are fleeing violence.

    No Pet Left Behind will provide temporary foster care for pets, allowing their person to leave an abusive relationship, find safety and the support needed to move on in their life.  The program is the first of its kind within British Columbia, and is in response to research which shows that the connection between a person and their pet is an integral part of the social safety net.