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



    New resources help empower pet adopters and expose risky rescue practices

    Vancouver, BC: Paws for Hope Animal Foundation and HugaBull Advocacy & Rescue Society caution against “flipper” rescues, mass adoption events, and unethical rescue practices.

    BC animal charities are urging the public to use a new ‘responsible rescue checklist’ when adopting a rescue pet.

    The new checklist helps potential adopters to ask the right questions, look for screening procedures, and avoid rescues that try to rush them into a decision or use emotional appeals to drive adoptions.