Because They Matter

Make a difference for animals in need

Because They Matter an annual event to raise funds for the VHS’s vital animal protection work, including life-saving veterinary care for pets living in low income homes, and share important resources with animals and their guardians who spend their days on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Sign up to participate in person at Because They Matter!

Calling all animal lovers: come walk Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for a cause!

On Sunday July 21st, join the VHS team and local animal lovers to distribute pet supplies such as harnesses, dog and cat treats, leashes, and blankets to humans and their pets who spend their days on the streets. You will also have meaningful conversations with the people you meet about accessing veterinary care assistance through VHS’s McVitie Fund program.

Spaces are limited! Sign up now to secure your place using the link below:

Participants will each have a personal fundraising page to raise funds for Vancouver Humane Society’s work creating a kinder world for all animals.

Unable to participate or not in town? You can still fundraise or donate towards this event to help animals all year round!

Your support makes a difference

Your support will help fund a dog’s emergency surgery for a broken leg, 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.

You can see some of the happy recipients of these care items from last year’s event here.

Opportunities for businesses

Share your organization’s compassion for pets in need with the VHS’s community of animal lovers! Check out the three main ways your business can get involved in this year’s event below, or continue down the page to learn more about opportunities to make a difference in the Because They Matter sponsorship package.

If you have questions about this event, please email or call VHS’s fundraising team at 604 266 1012.

We are so grateful to the following businesses and organizations for generously sponsoring this year’s event:

And to the following businesses and organizations for their support of the event: