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 2018 average cost per case was $960 with individual cases ranging from $291 to $1,927

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




Chee Chee is a friendly kitten that greeted  shelter staff each morning with paws  outstretched begging to be petted. This  sweet, playful kitten was seized from his  owner as he was not receiving adequate  care. He suffered from a fractured hip as  well as severe ear disease and there was  evidence of healed rib fractures.

Fortunately, the Trust was able to come to Chee Chee’s aid and this special kitten is now doing well

Chee Chee is a friendly kitten that greeted  shelter staff each morning with paws  outstretched begging to be petted. This  sweet, playful kitten was seized from his  owner as he was not receiving adequate  care. He suffered from a fractured hip as  well as severe ear disease and there was  evidence of healed rib fractures.

Fortunately, the Trust was able to come to Chee Chee’s aid and this special kitten is now doing well



Ellis is a beautiful young tuxedo cat who  fell out of his owner’s third story window  and broke his leg. Unable to provide for  his on-going care, Ellis’s owner surrendered  him and with the help of the Trust, his  fractured leg was treated. He is now living  with his foster family and doing very  well, spending his days napping, watching  hummingbirds, and cuddling. 

Ellis’s support was provided in honour of  the late Michael Weeks, former Executive  Director of the Vancouver SPCA and  dedicated cat lover. 

 

 “Ellis is definitely fitting right in and  coming out of his shell and loves being  included in movie time, nap time and  even helping with emails all without  having to lift a paw.”

Ellis is a beautiful young tuxedo cat who  fell out of his owner’s third story window  and broke his leg. Unable to provide for  his on-going care, Ellis’s owner surrendered  him and with the help of the Trust, his  fractured leg was treated. He is now living  with his foster family and doing very  well, spending his days napping, watching  hummingbirds, and cuddling. 

Ellis’s support was provided in honour of  the late Michael Weeks, former Executive  Director of the Vancouver SPCA and  dedicated cat lover. 

 

 “Ellis is definitely fitting right in and  coming out of his shell and loves being  included in movie time, nap time and  even helping with emails all without  having to lift a paw.”



Kody is a four-year-old Bluetick Hound cross  who had a rough past, having had three homes  in his short life. This big, lovable boy had a  ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee that  needed surgery to repair it.  

With the help of the Trust, he had his  surgery and is recovering well in the  care of his foster family who adore him.

Kody is a four-year-old Bluetick Hound cross  who had a rough past, having had three homes  in his short life. This big, lovable boy had a  ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee that  needed surgery to repair it.  

With the help of the Trust, he had his  surgery and is recovering well in the  care of his foster family who adore him.



Snazzy is a young orange tabby who immigrated  with her owners to Canada. Unfortunately,  due to the high cost of living in Vancouver her  guardians faced financial difficulties and the  family was unable to provide Snazzy with the  care she needed. When Snazzy was surrended  to the Vancouver SPCA, she had an upper  respiratory issue, in addition to a deformed leg  and being pregnant. 

The Trust, along with the support of a generous consulting veterinary  specialist, provided the funds and  expertise Snazzy needed.

Snazzy is a young orange tabby who immigrated  with her owners to Canada. Unfortunately,  due to the high cost of living in Vancouver her  guardians faced financial difficulties and the  family was unable to provide Snazzy with the  care she needed. When Snazzy was surrended  to the Vancouver SPCA, she had an upper  respiratory issue, in addition to a deformed leg  and being pregnant. 

The Trust, along with the support of a generous consulting veterinary  specialist, provided the funds and  expertise Snazzy needed.



Mud is a handsome Saint Bernard cross who  was found abandoned. When he arrived at the  shelter, he was nervous, malnourished and had  a variety of medical problems including skin  and ear infections, and two ruptured cranial  cruciate ligaments in his knees.

The Trust, along with the shelter, was  able to fund both surgeries needed to  repair this sweet boy’s legs

Mud is a handsome Saint Bernard cross who  was found abandoned. When he arrived at the  shelter, he was nervous, malnourished and had  a variety of medical problems including skin  and ear infections, and two ruptured cranial  cruciate ligaments in his knees.

The Trust, along with the shelter, was  able to fund both surgeries needed to  repair this sweet boy’s legs

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