Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund

Chee Chee

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.

Paws for Cause 2019

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.



Paws for Cause 2018

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


Pawprints of History

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)

Adele Lafleur

February 10, 2018

Adele worked as a veterinarian in the SPCA Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 2011, and led the creation of the Trust in 1995. She continues her work with the Trust, hoping that one day every animal who comes to the SPCA in need of rescue, shelter, medical care, or a home will have their needs met. Adele now enjoys more time with her dogs Saffron and Peru and cat Hector, as well as volunteering for the Trust and other organizations.

Eric Stebner

Eric’s involvement in the Trust comes as a natural extension of his activities as an animal lover and a supporter of the BC SPCA, where he served for nine years on their Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA), a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is the President of Akhurst Machinery. With a busy work schedule, Eric is supported by his family who share his interest in animal welfare and is reminded everyday of the importance of the Trust’s work by his rescue dog, Victor