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Tell the B.C. government to take action to help sled dogs

New video highlights suffering behind sled dog tours.Join us in calling on the B.C. government to update the “Sled Dog Standards of Care” regulationTake Action More than 10 years after the infamous 2010 killing of 56 sled dogs in Whistler and following the recent BC SPCA seizure of 40 dogs in distress from a West Kootenay sled dog operator, sled dogs are still suffering in British Columbia. A new video taken by people concerned for the well-being of the dogs and provided to VHS allegedly shows sled dogs being held in cages and on tethers in a barren yard at a kennel operated by Blackcomb Dogsled, a Whistler-based…

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Speak up for animals on fur farms

Recent media reports of the spread of COVID-19 on B.C. mink farms has exposed the cruelty and danger inherent in the province’s fur farming industry. …
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Max needed surgery

Max recently developed a lump on the back of his neck. When the lump broke open and wouldn’t stop seeping, his owner Margaret rushed him…
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2020 in review

Thank you for helping animals in 2020! VHS would like to thank all our amazing donors, volunteers, and partners for your support this year. Because…
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Ethical shopping and eating guide

Animal-free shopping and eating guide Do you want to make sure no animals were harmed when you’re shopping or eating? Struggling to find the perfect…
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Speak up for pigs

Speak up for pigs Canadians overwhelmingly oppose the common industry practice of confining pregnant pigs in what are known as “gestation stalls”. These individual stalls…
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Speak out for sled dogs

Speak out for sled dogs Who can forget it? The 2010 killing of 56 sled dogs in Whistler shocked B.C. and made headlines around the…
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Joyful George needed help

9-year-old George means everything to his owner Leah. Whenever Leah comes home, George dances in circles of joy. Leah has bipolar and told VHS that…
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Horses and traffic don’t mix

In August, VHS launched a campaign calling on the Vancouver Park Board to remove the horse-drawn trolley from Stanley Park. Having horse-drawn trolleys or carriages…
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Speak up for animals!

Join us on Tuesday October 20th for an evening of entertainment and learning at our first annual virtual storytelling event! You can connect with fellow…
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Daphne’s lucky to be alive

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…
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Sweetheart Salem

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…
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October is Free Wills Month

You can leave a legacy for the animals Next month we’ll be teaming up with a will writing service to offer our supporters aged 55…
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Taiga needs surgery

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…
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