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




Chronic ear infections plagued Heinie, a pug, for most of his ten years. The usual treatments with cleaning and medication weren’t enough and surgery was the next step. Heinie’s damaged ear canal was removed by a specialist. He also had some excess soft palate removed from his mouth so he could breathe more easily

The assistance of the Trust was critical in enabling Heinie to access the care he needed and treatment for his other conditions.

Chronic ear infections plagued Heinie, a pug, for most of his ten years. The usual treatments with cleaning and medication weren’t enough and surgery was the next step. Heinie’s damaged ear canal was removed by a specialist. He also had some excess soft palate removed from his mouth so he could breathe more easily

The assistance of the Trust was critical in enabling Heinie to access the care he needed and treatment for his other conditions.



Hugo, an elegant black cat, was surrendered to the SPCA.  Unfortunately, he had eaten at least two elastic hair bands which became entangled in his stomach and required surgery to remove them.

Following his surgery, Hugo was placed in a foster home to recover, then put up for adoption.

Hugo, an elegant black cat, was surrendered to the SPCA.  Unfortunately, he had eaten at least two elastic hair bands which became entangled in his stomach and required surgery to remove them.

Following his surgery, Hugo was placed in a foster home to recover, then put up for adoption.



Asia is a lively young Pomeranian who unfortunately found and ate a chicken bone. Asia began vomiting and it was discovered that the bone was stuck in her throat and had to be removed.

With the help of the Trust, and a specialist veterinarian, Asia received the care she needed

Asia is a lively young Pomeranian who unfortunately found and ate a chicken bone. Asia began vomiting and it was discovered that the bone was stuck in her throat and had to be removed.

With the help of the Trust, and a specialist veterinarian, Asia received the care she needed



Winston, a handsome older tom cat, arrived at the Abbotsford SPCA with a neck wound that would not heal. As he was unclaimed, he was neutered and microchipped, then moved to the Vancouver shelter to increase his chances for adoption.  Due to the size and location of the wound, he required surgery and powerful antibiotics

Winston went to a foster home to ensure continued healing, prior to being placed for adoption.

Winston, a handsome older tom cat, arrived at the Abbotsford SPCA with a neck wound that would not heal. As he was unclaimed, he was neutered and microchipped, then moved to the Vancouver shelter to increase his chances for adoption.  Due to the size and location of the wound, he required surgery and powerful antibiotics

Winston went to a foster home to ensure continued healing, prior to being placed for adoption.



Chenelle is a twelve-year-old female Lab who enjoys playing and swimming.  She is much loved by her guardian who is on disability and was unable to pay for extensive dental work as well as surgery to remove a growth around her eye.  The Trust enabled Chenelle to get the help she needed

Chenelle’s guardian sent a heartfelt note of thanks and reports that Chenelle is no longer in pain.

Chenelle is a twelve-year-old female Lab who enjoys playing and swimming.  She is much loved by her guardian who is on disability and was unable to pay for extensive dental work as well as surgery to remove a growth around her eye.  The Trust enabled Chenelle to get the help she needed

Chenelle’s guardian sent a heartfelt note of thanks and reports that Chenelle is no longer in pain.



Cooper’s medical record lists more than half a dozen surgeries, two requiring the expertise of a specialist. Thankfully, he was adopted by a kind-hearted veterinarian with the knowledge and ability to care for him and manage his lifelong specialized needs. The Trust helped immensely and without this assistance his outcome would have been much different.

“He is the best cat anyone could ever imagine. He is gentle with our three-year-old but also plays with her. He loves to cuddle, and he purrs and purrs. Thank you so much to the Trust for giving Cooper a chance, we are forever grateful that he’s pain-free now and to have him in our lives.”

Cooper’s medical record lists more than half a dozen surgeries, two requiring the expertise of a specialist. Thankfully, he was adopted by a kind-hearted veterinarian with the knowledge and ability to care for him and manage his lifelong specialized needs. The Trust helped immensely and without this assistance his outcome would have been much different.

“He is the best cat anyone could ever imagine. He is gentle with our three-year-old but also plays with her. He loves to cuddle, and he purrs and purrs. Thank you so much to the Trust for giving Cooper a chance, we are forever grateful that he’s pain-free now and to have him in our lives.”

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