SPCA

Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund

Our Vision

No animal suffers or dies unnecessarily because of lack of basic veterinary care

Our Mission

To save and enhance animals’ lives by directing funds to support the work of the SPCA Vancouver Hospital for the care of more animals in need.

Since 1995, many hundreds of animals have survived due to the support they received from the Trust


Dollars

The 2016 average cost per case was $760 with individual cases ranging from $147 to $1500

Heart

Services included diagnosis as well as medical and surgical treatments

Paws

The average age of our patients was 5 years, meaning they can expect to live for many more years

People

Most animals were returned to their original owners or placed in loving new homes

Some of Our Patients




Mollie, a Maltese Terrier cross, had a lump on her abdomen. The lump was removed and fortunately tests indicated that it was benign. The vet also noticed that Mollie had very bad teeth and a subsequent procedure extracted multiple teeth

Mollie’s guardian, without the means to cover the procedures, is very grateful for the Trust’s help

Mollie, a Maltese Terrier cross, had a lump on her abdomen. The lump was removed and fortunately tests indicated that it was benign. The vet also noticed that Mollie had very bad teeth and a subsequent procedure extracted multiple teeth

Mollie’s guardian, without the means to cover the procedures, is very grateful for the Trust’s help



Kiki is a pretty seven year old Calico cat who had a lump on her hip. The lump was found to be a malignant soft tissue tumour. The vet removed the tumour, which also required that Kiki’s tail be amputated.

Kiki’s guardian is on disability with limited resources, but with the assistance of the Trust, this friendly cat received the care she needed.

Kiki is a pretty seven year old Calico cat who had a lump on her hip. The lump was found to be a malignant soft tissue tumour. The vet removed the tumour, which also required that Kiki’s tail be amputated.

Kiki’s guardian is on disability with limited resources, but with the assistance of the Trust, this friendly cat received the care she needed.



Midnight is a shy and gentle black cat, who is a loved companion and valued support for his guardian. Midnight was unable to urinate due to a blockage, which can lead to infections and serious kidney problems. Midnight’s guardian, on a disability pension, said that she would be lost without him.

Fortunately with the assistance of the Trust, this cat received surgery to remove the blockage

Midnight is a shy and gentle black cat, who is a loved companion and valued support for his guardian. Midnight was unable to urinate due to a blockage, which can lead to infections and serious kidney problems. Midnight’s guardian, on a disability pension, said that she would be lost without him.

Fortunately with the assistance of the Trust, this cat received surgery to remove the blockage



Max is a sweet tempered two-year old cat who had a noisy breathing problem. His guardian is on a permanent disability allowance and reached out to the Trust for help. An endoscopic exam determined that part of Max’s larynx was paralyzed, which can cause problems as food can enter the lungs.

While a very rare condition in cats, luckily it is repairable. The corrective surgery is yet to be scheduled. Max is in no immediate danger

Max is a sweet tempered two-year old cat who had a noisy breathing problem. His guardian is on a permanent disability allowance and reached out to the Trust for help. An endoscopic exam determined that part of Max’s larynx was paralyzed, which can cause problems as food can enter the lungs.

While a very rare condition in cats, luckily it is repairable. The corrective surgery is yet to be scheduled. Max is in no immediate danger



English Bulldog

Finnegan is a young (18 months) English Bulldog who was returned to the SPCA because it seemed he could not be house trained. However, when his current guardian brought him to the hospital to be neutered, a urinary problem was discovered. Finn had bladder stones. The stones were surgically removed and now Finn is fit as a fiddle

Finnegan’s guardian and the Trust shared the cost of his surgery

English Bulldog

Finnegan is a young (18 months) English Bulldog who was returned to the SPCA because it seemed he could not be house trained. However, when his current guardian brought him to the hospital to be neutered, a urinary problem was discovered. Finn had bladder stones. The stones were surgically removed and now Finn is fit as a fiddle

Finnegan’s guardian and the Trust shared the cost of his surgery

What We Do



Dog

Care for injured and ill, stray, abandoned or abused companions

Hospital Sign

Provide basic health care for animals belonging to disadvantaged families

Dog and Cat

Spay and neuter services