Your donation to help Gus will be DOUBLED Gus needs life-saving PU surgery to treat urinary crystals
Gus 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 eating a special diet, the issue persists. The vet has now recommended PU (perineal urethrostomy) surgery, a procedure that is critical to keeping Gus alive and will greatly improve Gus’s quality of life.
Gus’s guardian Douglas is on low income and loves his feline companion dearly. The surgery that Gus now urgently requires will cost $2,500, which is more than Douglas is able to afford on his limited income, having spent much of his savings on Gus’s previous vet visits and treatments. That is why he has reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society for help.
An anonymous donor is currently generously matching all donations toward the VHS’s McVitie Fund, up to $25,000! This means your donation will have double the impact.Can you donate today to help Gus?
Your donation to help Bella will be DOUBLED Bella needs life-saving surgery after being attacked by another dog
When sweet chihuahua Bella was attacked by another dog, it left her with a severe eye injury which tragically is life-threatening.
Bella’s loving guardian Nicky rushed her to the veterinary clinic where the vet confirmed she will need an eye enucleation procedure (removal of her eye). Bella is currently hospitalized and her surgery will take place immediately in order to save her life.
Bella’s surgery is expected to cost approximately $1,500 and Nicky has no financial resources to cover this unexpected bill. She is distraught seeing her beloved girl in pain.
As a senior, almost the entirety of Nicky’s monthly pension goes toward her rent. The remainder of her budget is impossibly small and she told the VHS she has to “juggle very carefully just to get by” each month. That’s why I am hoping you can help this sweet pup by donating toward her care.
The VHS team is keeping in communication with Nicky and the vet to monitor the situation and has committed to covering Bella’s veterinary bill.
Starting today, an anonymous donor is generously matching all donations toward the VHS’s McVitie Fund, up to $25,000! This means your donation will have double the impact.Can you donate today to help Bella?
This Valentine’s Day, choose to send an e-card to someone you love when you donate to the VHS on their behalf! Your thoughtful donation will go towards improving the lives of animals, while letting someone special know you’re thinking of them.
When you donate below, choose to make a donation in honour of someone special and pick a thoughtful e-card that will be sent directly to their inbox. Simply click on the “in honour of” button in the “Dedication” section of the online donation form.
When Quincy started bleeding significantly, her guardian Elaine rushed her to the to the vet. Quincy was diagnosed with a pyometra infection and needs urgent life-saving surgery.
Elaine told the VHS, “She is the sweetest little girl who provides comfort to those with mental health issues. She means the world to us.”
Elaine is a senior who cares for two foster children, and is experiencing financial struggles. She reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society for assistance with Quincy’s care. Quincy has been by Elaine’s side for the last 7 years and truly is her best friend.
Your gift today will help cover the cost of Quincy’s surgery, which is expected to cost approximately $1,500. You can help ensure she receives the best possible care so she can return home safely to Elaine and her family.
Between now and November 29, you can donate directly to our joint campaign. The first $6,000 in donations received will be matched by generous local partners! We are also looking for businesses and individuals to support this campaign through matched giving donations. Check out our sponsorship package for more details.
Every supporter that donates toward the Giving Tuesday campaign will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a $50 Lotus Seed Vegan gift card or a $25 The Burrow gift card.
How your donation helps
The Happy Herdprovides a loving home to 65 animals rescued from the farming industry. Over the past year, they welcomed two goats, two kittens, a rabbit and two guinea pigs. Happy Herd’s costs have risen dramatically over the past year due to wildfires and floods causing supply chain issues across B.C. A round bale of hay for the cows has jumped from $65 to $110, most feed has increased by at least 20% and the cost of a vet visit has risen from $135 to $185.
Your generous support of this campaign will have a lasting impact on the lives of the animals who call The Happy Herd home.
Since 1984, the Vancouver Humane Society has been supporting individuals, organizations, and governments to take action for the welfare and rights of animals influenced by human activities. Whether advocating against rodeo cruelty, providing emergency vet funds for companion animals in low income homes, offering resources to help people and businesses choose plant-based options, or lobbying for policies that minimize harm to animals, VHS is dedicated to ending animal suffering in all forms. All donations to VHS will go directly toward vital programs and advocacy work in order to create a kinder world for all animals.
Thank you so much for your support of both of our organizations!
Samantha noticed that her sweet companion, Minou, has been having trouble breathing for the last few days. A visit to the vet determined she will need an X-ray to diagnose the cause of the problem.
Samantha has experienced some difficult life circumstances. Through it all, Minou has been her emotional support and they love each other dearly. Samantha is doing everything she can to make sure Minou receives the best care and is well taken care of, but she is having trouble affording the costly exams.
When you donate today to help Minou, you can choose to make a donation in honour of someone special and send a thoughtful e-card to their inbox.
Simply click on the “in honour of” button in the “Dedication” sectionof the online donation form.
Can you help Minou get healthy again and come home to Samantha?
Phoebe needs urgent care after potentially ingesting a toxin
When sweet Phoebe started excessively drooling, her loving guardian Dave became concerned and brought her to the vet. Upon arrival, the vet suspected Phoebe may have ingested something toxic. She will need urgent care to treat and monitor her condition, including bloodwork and X-rays. She may also need IV fluids for 24 hours to flush out her system.
Dave is on very low income and has reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society’s McVitie Fund for help.
The VHS team is keeping in communication with Dave and the vet to monitor the situation and has committed to covering Phoebe’s veterinary bill. Can you help Phoebe get better by donating?
Fluffy needs life-saving care after being hit by a car
When curious little Fluffy accidentally escaped her house, tragically she was hit by a car. Fluffy’s devastated guardian Kaylee rushed her to an emergency vet where they determined she has a fractured jaw that will need surgery.
Fluffy has received thoracic (spine) and skull x-rays and she will need IV fluids, bloodwork to test her liver function and a feeding tube post-surgery. She is currently hospitalized at the vet and her care is expected to cost approximately $4,200.
Kaylee is a single mother on a limited income and reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society for assistance with Fluffy’s costly care. Without help, Kaylee would be at imminent risk of having to surrender Fluffy to save her beloved companion. Kaylee and Fluffy have formed an unbreakable bond and Kaylee is distraught at the thought of losing her because she can’t afford Fluffy’s urgent, unexpected care.
The VHS team is keeping in regular communication with both Kaylee and the vet to offer support throughout Fluffy’s recovery. Fluffy is young and has a lot of love still to give and a long life to live. Can you help Fluffy get better by donating?
When Achat started having trouble urinating and stopped eating, her loving guardian Matthew rushed to the vet. Senior girl Achat has otherwise been active and healthy for most of her life. The vet carried out bloodwork and a urinalysis and has determined that Achat has a urinary tract infection which needs urgent treatment.
Matthew inherited Achat after his mother sadly passed away last year. Matthew does his very best to care for Achat and his 3 children, but work has been sparse lately and he is struggling to cover the cost of Achat’s surgery while trying to support a family on minimal income. That’s why he reached out to the VHS’s McVitie Fund for help.
Can you donate today to help sweet senior Achat receive the care she needs to live out her golden years happily back at home?
Can you donate to the McVitie Fund this holiday season to help Zoey and Mabel get the urgent care they need?
Last week, Zoey’s guardian Michael reached out to the VHS for help. Zoey needed urgent surgery to treat a life-threatening pyometra infection. Thanks to kind donations toward the VHS’s McVitie fund, Zoey was able to get the care she needed; but sadly complications meant her journey was far from over. Now, Zoey needs blood transfusions and intensive treatment to make a full recovery.
Michael now needs help to pay for the additional care Zoey will need, which is expected to cost around $3,000.
After a complicated start to their journey, Mabel and her brother Remy were lovingly welcomed into their new home by their guardian, Tanya. Tanya has since discovered that both Mabel and Remy have severe dental issues and Mabel also has stomatitis.
Tanya is going through a period of serious financial hardship and is doing everything she can for this sweet pair. She was able to pull together the resources to get them treatment and help Remy recover, but sadly Mabel has had more complex issues and still needs further care.
Tanya has reached out to the VHS for help paying for Mabel’s dental treatment, which is expected to cost around $2,300.
Can you donate this holiday season to help Zoey and Mabel come home safely?