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Below are our most recent media releases.  For more information or requests for interviews with VHS staff contact Peter Fricker, Projects and Communications Director: 604 416 2903,

Undercover video shows dogs chained, pacing at Whistler sled dog kennel

Vancouver – Video taken by animal advocates and provided to the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) allegedly shows sled dogs being held in cages and on chains in a barren yard at a kennel operated by Blackcomb Dogsled, a Whistler-based sled dog tour company. The dogs in the video, seen here, are showing stereotypic behaviour, which is a purposeless…

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New project launched to help homeless women and their pets

Vancouver – The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) has joined with the North Shore Crisis Services Society (NSCSS) to launch the first partnership of its kind in a project designed to help women and pets in crisis. The project, funded in…

Has COVID-19 made life harder for pets and their guardians?

Research project will examine the impact of the pandemic on people and their pets to learn how they can be helped to deal with future disasters Vancouver – The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) and Dalhousie University are launching a joint…