Helping People & Their Pets

Our Vision

A province that provides the best possible care and protection for its companion animals

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is committed to creating more sustainable animal welfare and purposeful companion animal protection in British Columbia. We are the only BC charity to directly help animals and to also assist animal rescue charities with their different areas of need. This includes grant funding, advocacy and professional development workshops. By filling the gaps with our own direct animal assistance and educational programs while simultaneously strengthening and empowering the existing animal support network, we’re one step closer to realizing our vision of a Province providing the utmost care and protection for its companion animals today and over the long term.

Homeless Animals in B.C.

British Columbia has a homeless animal problem. Shelters across the province are always at capacity with cats, and small animal rescue groups struggle to keep up with the number of surrendered and abandoned small animals, such as rats, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. There are over 170 volunteer run rescue organizations in the province dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs. To find out more about the homeless animal problem in B.C. click here.