About VHS

The Vancouver Humane Society is a registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Since 1984, we have been encouraging individuals, organizations, and governments to take responsibility for the welfare and rights of domestic animals and wildlife influenced by human activities. Funding comes primarily from donations, and many of our activities are made possible through the generous assistance of volunteers.

Mission and vision

We work tirelessly to reduce and eliminate animal suffering. While progress on many issues can be slow (requiring long-term commitment), we have made a number of considerable achievements in animal welfare.


VHS is overseen by a voluntary board, which ensures directors, staff, and volunteers work to a common purpose with a strategic work program.

VHS’s work is made possible by generous partners and caring donors, to whom we are extremely grateful.  If you would like to help our efforts to stop animal suffering please consider making a donation.

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Annual report

Each year, we compile the year’s highlights with the financial outcomes from the year to share with our supporters.

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Contact us

We love hearing from you!
You can reach us by email, mail, phone, and through social media.

All organizational policies are available upon request.