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Rescue Me: Persian Cross Sky Looking For His Forever Home

14 Jun

 

SkySPCA1Welcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a lovely boy named Sky. Sky is a beautiful persian cross that is 11 years old. He came to the Vancouver BC SPCA after a change in his living environment. So an adult home where he is the apple of your eye would be perfect for him. Speaking of eyes, Sky has stunning baby blue eyes and is a sweet and loving cat. He has a sensitive nature which makes life in the shelter unsettling for him, but his friends at the Vancouver SPCA feel he will flourish in his new home.   Sky is an indoor only cat and with his long hair will require regular brushing. If you can give this sweet boy a forever home, his friends at the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you. You can find him at 1205 East 7th Avenue or by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca

RESCUE ME: Lenny 4 Year Old Tabby Looking For His Forever Home

10 May

LennyWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a lovely boy named Lenny.  Lenny is a 4 year old male tabby that came to the Vancouver BC SPCA as a stray through the Maple Ridge branch.  Although he had permanent ID and they were able to track his owner, he had been missing for a whole year!!  Due to this length of time missing, his previous owners felt it was best that Lenny stay with the BC SPCA so they could find him a more suitable home.  No one is really sure what or where he was for that year, but when found, he had FAD (flea allergy dermatitis) which they’ve treated and his hair is growing in nicely.  Lenny, as you can see from the pic, is a rather handsome boy. As for diet, he does need to remain on a Hypoallergenic diet. Lenny is extremely head shy and does appreciate a safe distance while getting to know people. He does startle easy on hearing loud noises as well as sudden movements, so a home with no children is important. The BC SPCA is working on desensitizing him to touch and creating positive experiences with him, but he will need a dedicated and cat savvy guardian to continue this with him. Lenny had spent some time at the recent satellite adoption center “Catfe” but he found it to be too stressful, so his friends at the BC SPCA say he should be the only cat in the home. Lenny is very playful, loves to chase his toys and loves to play with water. Thus, turn on a tap, he will keep you amused for a long time!  If you think you could give this handsome boy a forever home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you. You can find him at 1205 East 7th Avenue or by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca

Rescue Me: Tuxedo Cat Ruby Looking For Her Forever Home

21 Apr

RubyVanSPCAWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a darling cat, Ruby.  This sweet friendly girl is desperately hoping for her forever home this time around. Ruby who is 4 years old was adopted 3 years ago from the Vancouver SPCA but was returned when her guardians had a baby.  She’s an active girl who loves to play. Thus, a home with lots of toys and climbing posts to keep her stimulated is best.  Ruby can be a little shy with strangers, but we hear once she warms up to you, she will be rolling around for your attention and pets.  If you think you could give this tuxedo beauty a forever home the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you. You can find them at 1205 East 7th Avenue or by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.

UPDATED May 2, 2016: Ruby found her forever home.

Rescue Me: Maggie & Mr. G Looking For Their Forever Homes

8 Oct

Mr.GWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you Mr. G. He is a 5 year old orange and white tabby cat.   Our friends at the Vancouver SPCA tell us that Mr. G is ‘one cool dude’.  This handsome boy was a stray from northern BC and has personality plus. We understand it takes Mr. G a little while to warm up to people, but once he knows you, you are golden to him.  He is a smart independent cat who knows his mind, but still likes having those people around.  Let’s be clear here people, not other cats, not dogs or kids. His friends at the Vancouver SPCA think Mr. G would be best suited with adult people who are cat savvy and can pick up on some of his body language.  This boy has a bit of energy and might enjoy a little safe outdoor access to burn off some of that energy off, but games and hiding treats will be sure to keep him stimulated as well.  If you think this handsome boy might be a perfect fit for you, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you. You can find them at 1205 East 7th Avenue and are reachable by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.

While we have your attention, we’d like to re-introduce you dear Maggie.  This girl is STILL waiting for her forever home.  Maggie is a beautiful 8 year old tortoiseshell cat that is the true definition of a lap cat.  We hear that although Maggie might initially be a little shy, she enjoys every minute of love and puts on quite the purr.  Maggie does not have any of the typical “tortitude” like many other tortoiseshell cats.  She is an absolute sweetie and is looking for the same in her new guardian.  Maggie was devoted to an elderly person that she lived with, but that person had to go into a care home so she was brought to the Vancouver SPCA. As might be expected, she found life in the shelter a little overwhelming so Maggie is now happily residing in the comforts of a quiet foster home until she’s adopted. Maggie needs to be strictly indoors only and is MaggieCatlooking for a home where she can be your one and only. You won’t need anybody else with this sweetie around.  Her foster parent reports that Maggie is pretty independent and low-maintenance. If you’re looking for a truly wonderful diamond in the rough, Maggie’s your girl.

As always, we are grateful for those that share this information and help Maggie and Mr. G find their forever homes.

UPDATE: We are pleased to report that both Maggie and Mr. G. have found their forever homes.

Rescue Me: Maggie A Sweet Tortoiseshell Cat Looking For Her Forever Home

26 Aug

MaggieCatWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a beautiful tortoiseshell cat named Maggie. Maggie is 8 years old and is the true definition of a lap cat.  We hear that although Maggie might initially be a little shy, she enjoys every minute of love and puts on quite the purr.  Maggie does not have any of the typical “tortitude” like many other tortoiseshell cats.  She is an absolute sweetie and is looking for the same in her new guardian.  Maggie was devoted to an elderly person that she lived with, but that person had to go into a care home so she was brought to the Vancouver SPCA. As might be expected, she found life in the shelter a little overwhelming so Maggie is now happily residing in the comforts of a quiet foster home until she’s adopted. Maggie needs to be strictly indoors only and is looking for a home where she can be your one and only. You won’t need anybody else with this sweetie around.  Her foster parent reports that Maggie is pretty independent and low-maintenance. If you’re looking for a truly wonderful diamond in the rough, Maggie’s your girl.  If you think you can give Maggie a new home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. You can reach the Vancouver SPCA by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we are grateful for those that share this information.

UPDATED: October 20, 2015 Maggie has found her forever home.

Rescue Me: Denny A Young Tabby Cat Looking For His Forever Home

18 May

Denny2Welcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to Denny. Denny is a 2 year old brown and white tabby.  He came to the Vancouver SPCA Shelter as a stray, abandoned by his owner.  Denny didn’t take well to life in a shelter.  As soon as they found him a foster home though, he started to thrive in a loving home.  Denny currently lives with other foster cats and a dog. He’s a wee bit nervous around the dog, but we hear that he seems to get a little braver each day.  His foster family says that Denny has been a little skittish while adjusting to a new environment, but improving daily and loves affection.  He loves to head butt and will come back to you for frequent pets if you sit down and welcome him.  Denny we hear is also a chatty boy, he likes to tell you about his day. His foster family and friends at the Vancouver SPCA think Denny would not be suited in a home with small children who could easily frighten him.  If you think you could give Denny a forever home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. They will be happy to connect you with the foster family so you can meet Denny. You can reach the Vancouver SPCA by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.

UPDATED June 8, 2015 – We are pleased to report Denny has found his forever home.

Rescue Me: Hyde Is A Siamese Cross & Kitty Comedian Looking For His Forever Home

14 Feb

HydeSPCAWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to Hyde.  Hyde is a young adult Siamese Cross that is a  bundle of energy and lots of fun.  The Vancouver SPCA is seeking an active guardian for this cool cat. Hyde was found in someone’s backyard shed where he had been taking up residence for a week or so. He is a very exuberant young cat and needs plenty of stimulation and activity to keep him feeling entertained. His friends at the Vancouver SPCA think he will bore easily so his new home should be spacious and his owners should be home often. This boy loves to play and is quite fine with being the life of the party. Note Hyde does crave outdoor access and his friends at the Vancouver SPCA have been working on harness training with him and he is loving it! In typical Siamese fashion Hyde is bold, chatty, hilarious, and cuddly. This boy has loads of purrsonality and would make a great kitty comedian.  We are thinking possible YouTube star material here!  If you think you could give this boy a forever home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. Stop by for a visit anytime. If you would like more information about Hyde, contact the Vancouver SPCA. You can reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.

While we have your attention, the BC SPCA has this month kicked off their Million Acts of Kindness Campaign in which they encourage kind acts towards all animals. Their aim is reach their goal of 1,000,000 acts of kindness in one year’s time. The idea is that each time you carry out one of their featured acts or post one of your own, you are making your community a safer and more humane place for animals. One of their suggested actions, is simply sharing  information about a pet waiting for adoption.  So we invite to participate in the Million Acts of Kindness Campaign and share Hyde’s story so he can find his forever home.

UPDATED March 5, 2015 – Hyde has found his forever home.

Giving Locally: Vancouver BC SPCA Wish List

25 Nov

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We at ILiveInEastVan.com are big supporters of all the great work the staff and volunteers do at the Vancouver SPCA.  The SPCA is a non-profit organization that helps nearly 37,000 injured, abused and homeless animals each year and relies on generous donations from supporters.  We provide our support wherever we can. If you follow us, you know we regularly feature many of the pets waiting for adoption.  Today, we would like to tell you about a different way you can support the Vancouver SPCA. That is by contributing some much needed items from their Wish List.  Maybe you have some extra items at home that they could use, or maybe you would like to purchase a few items from their Wish List for them this Christmas. Which ever way you choose to support them, these items go a long way to helping them do the great work they do.  If you do purchase new items to be donated, keep your receipt and drop it off with some identification and you are eligible for a tax receipt for income tax purposes.  We have set out below a short list of some of the most wanted items that would help them immensely, we invite you to take a peek:

Animal Care

  • Gently Used Bedding, Towels & Blankets
  • Clumping litter for cats
  • Fancy Feast or Tiki cat tuna for adult cats & senior cats
  • Treats for cats: They love Temptations
  • Smart toys and kongs of any kind
  • Leashes/collars
  • Bully sticks and hard chew toys for dogs
  • Training treats for dogs
  • Small animal toys for -chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats & gerbils
  • Craisins, Cheerios, Shreddies
  • Romaine lettuce, bok choy, carrots, cilantro & parsley for the rabbits

Cleaning – Office

  • Eco friendly cleaning products
  • Paper Towels
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Photocopy paper

Donations can be dropped off at the Vancouver Shelter at 1205 East 7th Avenue (at the corner of East 6th Avenue & Keith Drive). For those taking transit, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter is located across the street from the VCC-Clark Skytrain Station.  The shelter is open Monday to Friday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from Noon – 4:00 pm and items can be dropped anytime during those times.  If you have any questions, you can phone or email the Vancouver shelter directly at T: 604-879-7721 or vancouver@spca.bc.ca. We thank you in advance for helping support the great work these folks do speaking for all those that cannot speak for themselves.

Rescue Me: Snow White Cat Marlee Looking For Her Forever Home

14 Nov

MarleeWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a sweet girl appropriately named Marlee.  This snow white female short hair cat is approximately 1 year old. She came to the Vancouver SPCA as a stray and although she had a tattoo, the SPCA was unable to reach her owners.  So now this happy little spitfire of a girl is looking for a forever home.  But full disclosure, Marlee is deaf. Thus, she must be a strictly indoor cat for her own safety because of her hearing impairment.  Marlee loves to perch herself by a window and meow at a passerby. She is a happy loving girl who is a bit half dog/half cat and the SPCA feels she might do well with some harness and leash training so she can safely enjoy a bit of outdoor time with you.   She is a very confident and social cat and loves to be around people.   When alone she can sometimes be rather vocal and since she can’t hear herself meow, it’s a little louder than she realizes. For this reason, her friends at the Vancouver SPCA think that apartment dwelling might not be the best for her.  This blue eyed beauty would love to find herself a loving forever home with a family that will nurture her for the rest of her days. Could that be you or someone you know? If so, Marlee’s friends at the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch would love to hear from you whether by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we thank you in advance for sharing this information to help find this lovely girl find her forever home. Purrrrrr.

UPDATED November 20th: Marlee has found her forever home.

Rescue Me: Gordy Looking For Her Fovever Home

26 Oct

GordySPCACat2014Welcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a lovely sassy girl. Her name is Gordy. She is an adult female short hair cat that is 6 years old.  Gordy came to the Vancouver SPCA’s care as a stray and has not been claimed by her owners. She enjoys the company of adults and is a pretty independent girl. This sometimes sassy girl likes affection on her own terms. Gordy is looking for a human friend who understands this about her.  The folks at the Vancouver SPCA think her ideal home would be with one individual so she can give you all the love she has.  They also feel that Gordy would be fine if you  have a busy schedule as she tends to entertain herself just fine, but she will definitely be awaiting your arrival home. Her friends at the Vancouver SPCA say that Gordy is good with other felines so a correctly matched kitty companion might suit her well. We understand Gordy loves to chatter (literally) back at you when you talk to her. This pretty girl with a black heart shaped nose is hoping you will let her be the queen she thinks she is. So you are invited to head down to the Vancouver SPCA and say hello to this sweet girl. As Gordy is  a long-term resident, she is a no cost adoption. If you think you could give Gordy a forever home, or know someone that can, please contact the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.  As always, we thank you in advance for sharing this information to help find this lovely girl find her forever home.  Purrrrrr.

UPDATE November 18th: Gordy has found her forever home.

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