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!

Life-saving care for Nugget

Nugget needs your help! Nugget needs emergency surgery after being hit by a car!Nugget and his guardian Genelle share an unbreakable bond—they’ve been inseparable since the day they met at a rescue shelter. Nugget, the sweetest, most loving, and vocal cat is currently in need of urgent support.  While Genelle was at work, Nugget managed to…

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Life-saving care for Kitty

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our community of kind-hearted donors, Kitty was able to receive the critical veterinary care he needed. Kitty is now back home with his devoted guardian, Eric. The McVitie Fund is increasingly busy, providing funding for an average of 16 pets per week since the beginning of November 2023. Please…

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Urgent veterinary care for Ghost

DOUBLE your donation toward Ghost’s care Your donation to help Ghost will be DOUBLEDOnce lively Ghost is declining and needs your help!Sweet Ghost normally has a vibrant and energetic personality, but he has recently become lethargic and withdrawn, not even showing desire in eating his food and treats. His loving guardian, Robert, has tried everything…

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Companion animals in need are counting on your generosity

DOUBLE your donation toward pets in need Now more than ever before, pets like Pishi need your help. The McVitie Fund is providing an average of nine pets in critical condition with funding for the life-saving veterinary care they need every single week at the VHS.But the impacts of rising costs are becoming more and…

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Life-saving treatment for Blue

DOUBLE your donation toward Blue’s care Blue has a life-threatening intestinal blockage Blue is a precious young cat who has been a source of unconditional love and companionship for his guardian, Edith. When Blue started vomiting uncontrollably, Edith rushed him to the vet.After initial testing, the vet has found that Blue is suffering from an…

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Urgent veterinary care for Nami

DOUBLE your donation toward Nami’s care Your donation to help Nami will be DOUBLEDNami is suffering from gallbladder issues and need surgery Nami is an incredible and sweet 10-year-old dog who recently immigrated to Canada with her loving guardian, Keiko. Keiko rescued Nami from a life of confinement and together, they embarked on a new…

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Life-saving care for Gus

DOUBLE your donation toward Gus’s care Your donation to help Gus will be DOUBLEDGus needs life-saving PU surgery to treat urinary crystalsGus is a sweet 1-year old kitten who has unfortunately had a tough go at the beginning of his life. He has been battling recurring urinary crystals, and despite undergoing catheterization three times 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!