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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 consider giving a gift to help animals and guardians who are in need right now, so they too can have their happy ending.

Kitty is back home thanks to an outpouring of support! Can you donate to save more animals like him?

Kitty needs urgent veterinary care!

Without hesitation, Eric took in his mother’s cat, Kitty, after she passed away.

Still reeling from this recent loss, Kitty and Eric were quick to bond and have been a great source of comfort and companionship to each other through this tragedy.

Sadly, it wasn’t long before crisis struck again. Eric noticed that Kitty could no longer urinate. 

Unable to afford a taxi or bus fare, Eric carried lethargic Kitty across town in his arms, arriving at the vet in tears and asking for help.

Veterinary staff acted quickly and discovered Kitty is suffering from a severe urinary blockage. If left untreated, blockages of this nature are fatal. Immediate veterinary attention is vital to save Kitty’s life.

Eric’s emergency funds have been depleted in the aftermath of the loss of his mother and in getting together everything needed to give Kitty a home.

Imagining the loss of beloved Kitty so shortly after his mother’s passing is unbearable for Eric. 

I’m asking if you could please consider donating towards Kitty’s life-saving care today. With your help, Kitty can return home to spend many more good years of companionship and healing with Eric.

Can you donate today to help Kitty?

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Urgent veterinary care for Ghost

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Your donation to help Ghost will be DOUBLED
Once 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Sweet Ghost normally has a vibrant and energetic personality, but he has recently become lethargic and withdrawn, not even showing desire in eating his food and treats.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 to help Ghost but seeing the behaviour persist caused Robert to worry severely.

After an initial examination, it was determined that Ghost would require further testing to determine the cause of his decline. Unfortunately, the cost of the hospitalization and specialized testing is beyond Robert’s financial means.

Determined to give Ghost the best chance at a healthy and happy life, Robert has reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society for support.

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 Ghost?

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Companion animals in need are counting on your generosity

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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 more apparent. The VHS has seen an increase in demand from distressed low-income animal guardians looking for help and a drop in funds to support this vital work.

Pishi’s Story

Once a playful and outgoing pup, Pishi had become lethargic, lost interest in food, then to her guardian Maya’s horror, stopped eating completely.  

At the clinic, vets found Pishi had dangerously low kidney function and x-rays showed a potential blockage in her digestive system. Further testing and possible surgery were needed to keep Pishi alive.

Before Pishi’s devastating condition, Maya suffered a serious workplace injury that left her unable to work, depleted her savings, and ultimately led to her becoming unhoused.

Maya visited Pishi twice each day at the vet clinic because she couldn’t bear the idea of Pishi hooked up to strange and scary machines, confused by her new surroundings and thinking Maya had left her on her own.

With Maya’s love and the help of kind McVitie fund donors, Pishi was able to receive the testing and care she needed to leave the vet with her best friend, Maya. 

Your gift today will DOUBLE in impact

The McVitie Fund is only made possible through the generosity of supporters like you in the community, and right now, program expenses are far exceeding the gifts that make life-saving care like Pishi’s possible. For loving animal guardians like Maya, the McVitie Fund offers a lifeline of vital support when their companion animals become sick or injured. 

Right now, an anonymous donor is generously matching all donations made toward the VHS’s McVitie Fund, up to $25,000!

This means your donation of any amount will go twice as far in helping pets in need like Pishi.

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Life-saving treatment for Blue

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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 intestinal blockage and requires immediate surgical intervention.

If left untreated, intestinal blockages in cats are fatal due to the obstruction for food passage, leading to pain, inflammation, tissue death, and potential severe infection. Immediate veterinary attention is vital to save Blue’s life.  

DOUBLE your donation: 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.

Could you donate today to help Blue?

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Urgent veterinary care for Nami

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Nami 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 chapter in their lives filled with dreams. But now, Nami desperately needs help.
 
Nami has adjusted beautifully to her new life in Canada, bringing joy to everyone she encounters with her happy and playful spirit. However, her recent health struggles have caused great concern for Keiko. Nami has been experiencing occasional vomiting, and after a visit to the vet, they discovered that she is suffering from a gallbladder issue, which led to jaundice. Left untreated, this condition could become life-threatening. Nami needs surgery and extensive post-operative monitoring and care to ensure her recovery.
 
Keiko recently graduated from college and has a very limited income, which she carefully allocates to support herself and her beloved companion, Nami. The cost of the medical care Nami now requires is overwhelming for Keiko’s financial situation. That is why she reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society for help.
 
By donating today, you can provide the funding for Nami’s life-saving surgery. Your contribution will help cover the cost of her hospitalization, where her condition will be carefully monitored, ensuring a smooth and successful recovery.

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 Nami?

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Life-saving care for Gus

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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?

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Life-saving care for Bella

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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?

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Urgent care for Quincy

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Sweet Quincy needs urgent care

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.

Can you help Quincy get better by donating?

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Urgent care for George

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George needs urgent treatment for a concerning mass

Melissa has noticed a mass growing on her sweet 9-year-old cat, George’s, back. After an inconclusive biopsy result, the vet advised that the mass could be cancerous and recommended it be removed to give George the best chance at a healthy and happy future. Melissa told the Vancouver Humane Society that George is her true companion who has helped her through hard times in the past nine years. Because George has had some previous health issues, Melissa feeds him a special diet to maintain his good health. She is doing everything she can to save up for the surgery but as a single mother on a limited income, she is having trouble with the overall cost. That is why she has reached out to the VHS for help with George’s care.

Can you donate today to help George get the care he needs to live a healthy life?

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Urgent care for Minou

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Donate to help Minou this Valentine’s Day

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?