The purpose of 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. We work hard to build meaningful relationships within the animal welfare community so that we are able to respond to the needs of this isolated and under-supported group of dedicated and passionate people who work so hard to save the lives of companion animals across the Province.
The purpose of our Veterinary Care Grant is to provide funding for veterinary procedures for animals in the care of qualified, volunteer-run rescue organizations in B.C. The grant is most often used when there has been an unexpected incident that a rescue could not have foreseen. And sometimes, there is more than one incident.
Meet Gerry. A 1.5 year old HugaBull, extremely adoptable male who suddenly started vomiting and refusing food. An X-ray revealed an intestinal blockage and emergency surgery was required. Through a generous vet discount and use of a contingency fund they were able to pay the $1400 bill that ensued, and the obstruction (remnants of a squeaky toy) was removed. Gerry made a full recovery and is now in a foster-to-adopt home!
A month later, HugABull was working with a local shelter to move a young, overweight, very adoptable dog
into their program. Soon after arrangements for her transfer began it was noted that even though she was
losing weight, her midsection remained thick. An examination revealed the very late stages of pregnancy –
much too late to consider a spay/abort – and she gave birth to 12 puppies in the shelter less than a week later!
How many puppies did she have?
And this is where we come in. Our Guardian Angel Committee approved a grant request of $1,000 to help offset the unexpected expenses that come with 12 puppies.
Caring for these pups will cost more than $1,000, but it will help to reduce some of the financial burden to allow them to care for the other many dogs in their care (and more to come). If you would like to find out more about the work HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society does and/or would like to donate directly to them, visit their website.
Please consider donating to help us help more rescue charities and the amazing life saving work they do