Vancouver SPCA – Peace, Love, Adopt A Pet

10 Jun

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I will come clean, I’m an animal lover and have had pets all my life. I cannot imagine life without them as they have enriched my life in ways I never could have imagined.   So today I am featuring an organization I have supported for many years.   The Vancouver Shelter of the SPCA, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, located at 1205 East 7th Avenue  (just off Clark Drive & East 6th Avenue). They have been a part of the East Vancouver community for over 60 years.  The SPCA plays a fundamental part in the community whether it is assisting animals in need of urgent medical care, education, adopting out animals in need of a new home or investigating cruelty.  The BC SPCA relies solely on donations from the public as they do not receive any government funding.  Thus, they welcome all assistance from the community. There are many ways to support the SPCA whether it’s a financial contribution, gifts in kind from their Wish List or participating in their Walk for a Cause held every September. For more information on how to support them, visit their Donate Page.

The SPCA is taking advantage of the internet with a featured called “Pet On The Net” . They have been using this for a few years now to assist some animals that need a little extra help finding their forever homes. Some of the animals featured have unique needs like darling Snowflake, a lovely white 6 year old cat who has been at the shelter for a year now.  Her only issue is that she is deaf and is best suited for an indoor and adult-oriented environment. Then there are the two Dachshunds, Wendy and Joey, who came to the SPCA after a cruelty investigation and are currently in a foster home.  The SPCA would very much like to foster these two dogs together, but need someone who is patient and willing to continue to work with some of their anxiety issues.    What I am pleased to report is that the Pet On The Net is working. Many of the animals they have featured have been adopted which is exactly what they’d like to see. Outside of Pet On The Net, pets available for adoption are featured on the SPCA’s Vancouver Shelter website.   The SPCA also uses Facebook and Twitter to promote adoption and feature their upcoming events.

Today we would like to introduce you to our feature “Rescue Me”  on ILiveInEastVan.com. Every two weeks we will be featuring an animal from the Vancouver SPCA Shelter that is looking for its forever home.   We hope you will help us spread the word and help these animals find a loving home whether it’s forwarding an email to a friend, a retweet or a Facebook share.  Each animal featured on our website will be posted to our Facebook Page so it can be easily shared.  To that end, we would like to acknowledge in advance the help of our friends at Dharma Dog Daycare who have kindly offered to assist us in spreading the word. We hope you will join us helping those that can’t speak for themselves. UPDATE: Snowflake and Wendy & Joey have found their forever homes.

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One Response to “Vancouver SPCA – Peace, Love, Adopt A Pet”

  1. Laura Beck June 11, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Great post. I hope that Snowflake, Wendy and Joey, and all the other beautiful furry babies find their forever homes soon.

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