Helping sick and injured animals

COVID-19 URGENT appeal for funds 

We are receiving an influx of calls from vulnerable individuals on low income, who need our help with urgent veterinary care for their companion animals. Please consider making a donation to support our veterinary care assistance program.

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!

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!

Help Proffit feel better again

Donate now Proffit the cat was rushed to the ER earlier this month when his owner Jacqui noticed he was having difficultly breathing. With a diagnosis of water in his lungs and congestive heart failure, he received emergency medical treatment and was kept in the clinic overnight for monitoring. The bill was $2,100 and I…

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Tank means everything to her family

Donate Now Tank is an active, athletic 3-year-old American bully/old English bully cross who means everything to her loving family. My son was born with only half a heart and has had three open heart surgeries and a stroke all before he was two and a half years old. Tank lets us know when he…

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Help save Wybie’s life

Donate now Sweet little six-month-old Wybie needs our help. His loving guardian Krystal contacted us after noticing he had bowel complications, causing dehydration, constipation and exhaustion.   I’ve been watching over him very closely, giving him lots of attention & TLC. After a bit of research it sounds like it could be megacolon, a congenital…

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Odie’s his old self again

Donate Now The McVitie Veterinary Assistance Program has been helping pets of low-income caregivers get assistance for many years, ensuring guardians are not forced to surrender the animals they love and are bonded with. During this time, other caring individuals have provided some of their own money towards the program to keep people and their pets together….

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Help Brittney and Puggy

Donate now Brittney and Puggy’s story “Puggy came to me through a friend a few years ago, I have another cat named Jasper and they are buddies. I have always had a strong connection to my animals and they mean so much to me. I would do anything to make sure my cats are happy…

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Help Brutus in his time of need

Donate now When thirteen-year-old Brutus developed a persistent cough and began bringing up fluid, his worried owner Carol made several trips to their vet. After two unsuccessful rounds of antibiotics, Brutus’ vet advised that he would need x-rays in order to diagnose the issue and prescribe Brutus with the medication he needed. Carol is currently…

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Help Bubba

Donate now Exuberant English Bulldog, Bubba, injured his leg while playing at the park. When he began limping and showing signs of pain, his owner Holly took him to the vet, who confirmed he would need an x-ray, most likely followed by surgery for a suspected torn or broken ligament. Holly, a single parent on…

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