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




Pug Mix 7 yrs

As a senior living on a small pension, Skruffy’s guardian was unable to afford his much needed dentistry. After saving and borrowing $400 as a deposit, the Trust Fund covered the balance. After a dentistry that included eleven extractions, Skruffy went home to heal. Two weeks after his dental Skruffy’s mouth was fully healed and he was once again enjoying his food.

Thank you all so very much for your hard work and time! Skruffy is healing up just fine thanks to you all!
Skruffy's Gaurdian

Pug Mix 7 yrs

As a senior living on a small pension, Skruffy’s guardian was unable to afford his much needed dentistry. After saving and borrowing $400 as a deposit, the Trust Fund covered the balance. After a dentistry that included eleven extractions, Skruffy went home to heal. Two weeks after his dental Skruffy’s mouth was fully healed and he was once again enjoying his food.

  • Skruffy

  • Thank you all so very much for your hard work and time! Skruffy is healing up just fine thanks to you all!
    Skruffy's Gaurdian


    Pitbull Mix

    Finn had a rough start and was shuffled around to various homes where he received sporadic care. In one of his homes he severely fractured his front leg. Due to the complexity of the fracture it was determined that amputation would provide the best outcome for this brave puppy. Finn was fostered for 3 months to complete his recovery, and then adopted by an SPCA staff member

    Finn is doing great with his two big human brothers. He is so gentle and an ambassador for his breed. He is getting around great on three legs and making lots of friends at the dog park.
    Finn's Gaurdian

    Pitbull Mix

    Finn had a rough start and was shuffled around to various homes where he received sporadic care. In one of his homes he severely fractured his front leg. Due to the complexity of the fracture it was determined that amputation would provide the best outcome for this brave puppy. Finn was fostered for 3 months to complete his recovery, and then adopted by an SPCA staff member

  • Finn

  • Finn is doing great with his two big human brothers. He is so gentle and an ambassador for his breed. He is getting around great on three legs and making lots of friends at the dog park.
    Finn's Gaurdian


    Poodle 5 yrs

    Einstein is a 5-year-old toy poodle who developed stones in his bladder. The stones could not be passed and had to be removed before they became life threatening. His guardian receives social assistance and was able to provide some of the funds, but not all. That’s where the Trust came into the picture.

    The surgery was successful, as was a follow-up surgery to repair a hernia!
    SPCA Trust

    Poodle 5 yrs

    Einstein is a 5-year-old toy poodle who developed stones in his bladder. The stones could not be passed and had to be removed before they became life threatening. His guardian receives social assistance and was able to provide some of the funds, but not all. That’s where the Trust came into the picture.

  • Einstein

  • The surgery was successful, as was a follow-up surgery to repair a hernia!
    SPCA Trust


    Lab Mix 11 yrs

    Honey is a senior Yellow Lab mix. Her guardian became concerned when she began vomiting and refusing her meals. The Trust covered the cost to do several tests to determine the cause. She was diagnosed with kidney disease and unfortunately, her life expectancy is short.

    I greatly appreciate the help you gave us - once I've spent everything I have and maxed out my credit, there's nothing left - and we couldn't have made it this far without your help.
    Honey's Gaurdian

    Lab Mix 11 yrs

    Honey is a senior Yellow Lab mix. Her guardian became concerned when she began vomiting and refusing her meals. The Trust covered the cost to do several tests to determine the cause. She was diagnosed with kidney disease and unfortunately, her life expectancy is short.

  • Honey

  • I greatly appreciate the help you gave us - once I've spent everything I have and maxed out my credit, there's nothing left - and we couldn't have made it this far without your help.
    Honey's Gaurdian


    Grey Tabby

    Smokey was hit by a car and was severely injured. Her owners were unable to provide the care she needed and surrendered her to the SPCA. Unfortunately, the severity of her injuries combined with the lack of care she received immediately following her injury resulted in one of her front legs requiring amputation.

    She went to a foster home to finish her recovery and was soon adopted by her foster parents.
    SPCA Trust

    Grey Tabby

    Smokey was hit by a car and was severely injured. Her owners were unable to provide the care she needed and surrendered her to the SPCA. Unfortunately, the severity of her injuries combined with the lack of care she received immediately following her injury resulted in one of her front legs requiring amputation.

  • Smokey

  • She went to a foster home to finish her recovery and was soon adopted by her foster parents.
    SPCA Trust


    Rottweiler 9 yrs

    Having chemotherapy is no picnic but it’s even harder when your four legged best friend gets sick as well and you don’t have enough money to help her. Sadie, a beautiful Rottweiler/Border Collie mix, developed an infection in her uterus and needed to be spayed immediately to prevent the infection from spreading through her whole body.

    Her guardian asked the Trust for assistance and Sadie got the help she needed.

    Rottweiler 9 yrs

    Having chemotherapy is no picnic but it’s even harder when your four legged best friend gets sick as well and you don’t have enough money to help her. Sadie, a beautiful Rottweiler/Border Collie mix, developed an infection in her uterus and needed to be spayed immediately to prevent the infection from spreading through her whole body.

  • Sadie

  • Her guardian asked the Trust for assistance and Sadie got the help she needed.


    Orange Tabby

    Sparky arrived at the SPCA from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside when a caring individual noticed he was unwell. Sparky was brought to the SPCA Hospital where it was discovered he had a serious head fracture. With the help of the Trust, Sparky received surgery, was neutered, chipped, x rayed and even got a tattoo, and in no time was in a new loving home. Sparky received special support in honour of the late Michael Weeks, former Executive Director of the Vancouver SPCA and dedicated cat lover.

    Sparky is doing fantastic!
    Sparky's Family

    Orange Tabby

    Sparky arrived at the SPCA from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside when a caring individual noticed he was unwell. Sparky was brought to the SPCA Hospital where it was discovered he had a serious head fracture. With the help of the Trust, Sparky received surgery, was neutered, chipped, x rayed and even got a tattoo, and in no time was in a new loving home. Sparky received special support in honour of the late Michael Weeks, former Executive Director of the Vancouver SPCA and dedicated cat lover.

  • Sparky

  • Sparky is doing fantastic!

    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