Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund

2 Spot

November 9, 2021

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.


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.  


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. 


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.


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.


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.

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.