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

In 2020, the average cost per case was approximately $2,000

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




Not yet 2 years old, 2 Spot is a handsome cat that was surrended to the Vancouver shelter. He required eyelid surgery to keep his eyelashes from rubbing against his corneas, which was causing him a great deal of discomfort, damaging his corneas, and threatening his vision.

His medical care was provided by the SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund in honour of Michael Weeks. Michael was the Executive Director of the BCSPCA Vancouver Regional Branch from 1984 to 1996 and was a founding member of the Trust. In both his working and his private life, he was devoted to the protection of animals, and had a particular fondness for cats.

The Trust was able to assist by covering the cost of the surgery and 2 Spot was placed with a foster family where he has fully recovered.

Not yet 2 years old, 2 Spot is a handsome cat that was surrended to the Vancouver shelter. He required eyelid surgery to keep his eyelashes from rubbing against his corneas, which was causing him a great deal of discomfort, damaging his corneas, and threatening his vision.

His medical care was provided by the SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund in honour of Michael Weeks. Michael was the Executive Director of the BCSPCA Vancouver Regional Branch from 1984 to 1996 and was a founding member of the Trust. In both his working and his private life, he was devoted to the protection of animals, and had a particular fondness for cats.

The Trust was able to assist by covering the cost of the surgery and 2 Spot was placed with a foster family where he has fully recovered.



Karma’s guardians made the difficult decision to surrender her as they were unable to find pet-friendly housing during the pandemic. Karma, at 11 years old, came with several medical issues that needed to be addressed, including a tail amputation, lump removals, dental work as well as spaying.  

The Trust assisted with her medial care, helping her find her forever home.

Karma’s guardians made the difficult decision to surrender her as they were unable to find pet-friendly housing during the pandemic. Karma, at 11 years old, came with several medical issues that needed to be addressed, including a tail amputation, lump removals, dental work as well as spaying.  

The Trust assisted with her medial care, helping her find her forever home.



She-Ra, a beautiful mixed breed dog, came to the hospital through Charlie’s Food Bank, a BCSPCA program that provides free and low-cost pet services for people who are homeless, living outdoors, or low-income, in downtown Vancouver. 

With the assistance of the Trust, She-Ra was spayed, had a mammary mass removed and was returned to her loving guardian.

She-Ra, a beautiful mixed breed dog, came to the hospital through Charlie’s Food Bank, a BCSPCA program that provides free and low-cost pet services for people who are homeless, living outdoors, or low-income, in downtown Vancouver. 

With the assistance of the Trust, She-Ra was spayed, had a mammary mass removed and was returned to her loving guardian.



Kaluha, an adorable Shih Tzu mix, came into the hospital for a routine neuter. After his surgery, he became lethargic and started to vomit. When he did not improve, an abdominal x ray was taken and revealed that Kaluha had swallowed a rock.

Kaluha’s guardian was able to contribute to a portion of the cost of surgery to remove the rock, and the Trust covered the shortfall.

Kaluha, an adorable Shih Tzu mix, came into the hospital for a routine neuter. After his surgery, he became lethargic and started to vomit. When he did not improve, an abdominal x ray was taken and revealed that Kaluha had swallowed a rock.

Kaluha’s guardian was able to contribute to a portion of the cost of surgery to remove the rock, and the Trust covered the shortfall.



Prina, a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell Tabby mix, went missing for 11 days.  She finally managed to return home, despite a broken leg and deep wounds.  Unfortunately, because of her injuries, it was necessary to amputate her leg.

Prina’s guardian was unable to cover the full cost of her medical care, but with the assistance of the Trust, Prina received the necessary surgery.

Prina, a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell Tabby mix, went missing for 11 days.  She finally managed to return home, despite a broken leg and deep wounds.  Unfortunately, because of her injuries, it was necessary to amputate her leg.

Prina’s guardian was unable to cover the full cost of her medical care, but with the assistance of the Trust, Prina received the necessary surgery.



Dimitri, a 3-year-old stray with gorgeous amber eyes, came to the Vancouver hospital after suffering a fractured pelvis from a car accident. With the support of the hospital, a specialist and the Trust, Dimitri received surgery to repair and stabilize his pelvis.

Dimitri is completing his recuperation with a foster family and is doing very well!

Dimitri, a 3-year-old stray with gorgeous amber eyes, came to the Vancouver hospital after suffering a fractured pelvis from a car accident. With the support of the hospital, a specialist and the Trust, Dimitri received surgery to repair and stabilize his pelvis.

Dimitri is completing his recuperation with a foster family and is doing very well!

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