Helping People and Pets in Crisis – Application Form

Phone: 604-336-1390 (voicemail only)

Hours of program: The Program Coordinator typically works between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Program decisions are not made on weekends or statutory holidays, including Easter Monday.

The Helping People & Pets program aims to assist individuals with preventative care for their companion animals that will help a pet guardian to more easily access temporary shelter or long-term housing. Preventative care includes spay, neuter, shots, dewormer, and flea treatments. Due to budgetary restrictions, the program is currently only available to applicants who do not have access to reliable long-term housing.

To qualify for veterinary assistance through the Helping People and Pets program, applicants must:

1.    be unhoused, living in the shelter system, staying in a transition or recovery house, or living in an SRO.

2.    reside within British Columbia.

3.    provide a history and photos of the pet as part of the application process.

If you do not qualify for funding through Helping People & Pets but still require assistance, you can find a list of low-cost or free spay/neuter programs at the bottom of this page.

Apply for services

Optional question.
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If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please call a 24 hour vet.  For a partial list of 24-hour vets in BC, please see this bottom of this page:

For additional resources to help with or cover the costs of spays/neuters please contact:

* The Vancouver SPCA Animal Hospital: 604-879-3571
* RAPS (Richmond residents only): 604-275-2036
* Surrey Cat Coalition (Surrey residents only):
* Victoria Cat Rescue: (250) 656-1100
* Hugabull (Pitbulls only):