Helping sick and injured animals

These are the stories of animals who need your help. Click “help this animal hero” to learn more and see what is still needed to cover the costs of their veterinary care!

Daphne’s lucky to be alive

Donate now Daphne is precious member of her family.  Her guardian Misty, a single mom, says Daphne loves to cuddle with her six-year-old son, who has a sensory disorder. She’s important to everyone in the family, and a loving dog who loves to entertain everyone with her antics. She is a great dog, very brave….

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Sweetheart Salem

Donate Now Nicky adopted Salem 3 years ago, after seeing a photo of him in a nearby shelter. She took her time getting to know him and getting him to trust her before eventually adopting him. I wanted to make sure that he was going to pick me, as well as me pick him. Right…

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Annie sleeps at Dora’s side every night

Donate Now The McVitie Fund is always stretched to it’s limits. This week alone, VHS has received more than 18 phone calls from vulnerable individuals in the community looking for help to cover the costs of their companions unexpected veterinary bills. VHS recently helped sweet little Annie, after her owner Dora reached out. Dora lives…

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Chance needed surgery for cherry eye

Donate Now Bev took little Chance in when he was just 6 weeks old. His mom had rejected all of the puppies in her litter and Bev wanted to give this puppy a chance – hence his name! Since adopting Chance, he has been Bev’s loving companion and best friend. Recently Chance has developed severe…

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Little Champagne urgently needed help

Donate Now Since Vonette rescued Champagne, this precious pup has served as her support animal and has been a wonderful addition to her life. When Champagne started having trouble urinating and passing blood one day, Vonette realised something was seriously wrong. I took her to the emergency clinic at 4am and the vet discovered that…

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Taiga needs surgery

Donate now to help Taiga 18-month-old bull mastiff Taiga, is a growing pup full of energy. She recently tore her CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) whilst running up the staircase at her family home and urgently needs surgery to fix it. The total cost of Taiga’s surgery and follow-up medication is estimated at $2,570; an amount…

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Mr. Earl needs our help

Donate Now Andrew and his son moved into his home seven years ago and was greeted by a grey cat that the previous tenants left behind. His family quickly formed a bond with the cat and decided to call him Mr. Earl. He immediately took to me and slept on my bed every night and…

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The McVitie Fund

The McVitie Fund is named in memory of a little ginger cat named McVitie, who was rescued in Portugal and brought back to Canada by a VHS supporter. McVitie lived a long and happy life, but when he became ill, his guardian did everything he could to save him. After McVitie passed, his guardian wanted to help other people who find themselves without the resources to help their beloved pets.

Most of the people we help are in a financial crisis, or living on disability income or old age pensions. Their animals already have loving homes – we just help keep them there!

Our McVitie Fund is always stressed to the limit. There are so many animals in need! Your gift will mean we can say YES! to one more pet guardian who finds him or herself down on their luck and lacking funds to pay for emergency veterinary care for their precious friend.

Your support makes such a difference. Donate now to help an animal in need! Thank you for all the joy your bring and for all the animals you help keep in their forever loving homes!