Because They Matter


VHS hosted our first-ever Because They Matter fundraising and outreach event this past weekend!

During the event, staff and volunteers handed out harnesses, leashes, collars, blankets, toys, water bowls, plant-based dog treats, and resources for veterinary assistance with happy animals and grateful guardians who spend their days on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

You can see some of the happy recipients of these care items here.

Participants also raised funds for vital animal protection efforts in the weeks leading up to the event. We are now almost at our goal of $13,000! Can you donate today to help us reach this goal?

Your gift will help fund a dog’s emergency surgery for a broken leg, allow a single mother to get her cat neutered so she doesn’t lose her housing, save a calf from inhumane treatment in the rodeo industry, or reduce the effects of factory farming by putting plant-based options on the tables of a school cafeteria.

Thank you for helping to build a kinder world for animals!