October 8, 2020
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.
September 25, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 19, 2019
The rain didn’t keep the Trust from participating in both the Vancouver and Tri-Cities 2019 Paws for a Cause events.
September 17, 2018
The Trust was represented at both the Vancouver and Coquitlam walks. The Vancouver walk was very well attended, although the rain may have kept a few folks away. The new location at David Lam Park was beautiful! The Coquitlam Lafarge Lake walk was also well attended and lucky for them the rain held off until most of the events were complete
July 12, 2018
Celebrating the Douglas College Veterinary Technology Program’s 10th Anniversary on October 4, 2017! Dr. Stanley Coren generously donated his time to support both the SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund and the Douglas College Veterinary Technology Program by presenting “Pawprints of History”. Dr. Coren is a UBC Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology who is best known to the general public for his best-selling and award winning books regarding dogs’ intelligence, cognitive abilities, and place in history. Thanks to Jayme Dunn of Magic Box Photos for the photographs (Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/magicboxphotos; Instagram – @jaymeisdunn)
February 10, 2018