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Support improved public access to plant-based foods

Vancouver “Local Food Action Plan” a chance to support better public access to plant-based food See VHS recommendations & take the City survey! The Vancouver Park Board is currently seeking public input through an online survey, closing January 28, on an updated “Local Food Action Plan”. The new 5-year plan will outline how the Park Board’s programming and services, which include community gardens; kitchens; food workshops; meal programs; farmers markets; concessions and restaurants, will contribute to a just and sustainable local food system. This new plan comes at a crucial time, as society continues to deal with the COVID-19…

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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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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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Mr. Earl needs our help

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…
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Duko’s urgent dental work

Sweet Duko was taken into the loving care of owner Denise after being surrendered by his previous owner when they became homeless. When we first…
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