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UPDATE on a wildlife poisons ban

Following a meeting between VHS, other animal advocacy groups, and B.C. decision-makers, the provincial government has announced a temporary restriction on the most toxic type of rodent poisons. Here is how you can continue to support a ban on rodenticides in B.C.

Because They Matter fundraising and outreach event

VHS hosted our first-ever Because They Matter event this past weekend! Staff and volunteers handed out pet supplies and resources to people and their animals who spend their days on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Read more and support VHS’s vital animal protection efforts by donating today!

New report on equitable services for people and animals

Helping people and animals together is a new report by and for animal service workers that highlights current inequities in the sector and opportunities for change using a trauma-informed and culturally safe approach.


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We hosted our Because They Matter event yesterday! VHS staff and volunteers handed out pet supplies and resources to happy animals and grateful guardians in the Downtown Eastside. Thank you to the amazing participants, donors, and sponsors who made this event possible!

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