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Giving Locally: Vancouver BC SPCA Wish List 2016

19 Dec

spcaadoptedismyfavouritebreedWe 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 (big need, few donations)
  • 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
  • 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. For those that are cat lovers, VOKRA- Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association is another great East Vancouver based non-profit that seeks your assistance. Visit their Wish List available online for more information. We thank you in advance for helping support the great work these folks do speaking for all those that cannot speak for themselves

Giving Locally: RC Pet Products And Their 12 Days Of Giving

23 Dec

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As many of you who follow us regularly know, we here at ILiveInEastVan.com are animal lovers as well as proud supporters of the BC SPCA. We support our local Vancouver shelter in many ways and were this year added to their list of community supporters. We appreciate all the work the staff and volunteers do each and every day for all those that cannot speak for themselves.

Today, we would like to introduce to a local business situated in SE Vancouver called RC Pet Products who also support their community by giving locally.  For those unfamiliar with this company, you may have seen their rather styling pet rain coats (fleece lined) around and about town. The 4 legged member of our family has been wearing one for years.  RC Pet Products also carries leashes, collars, seatbelt harnesses for both cats and dogs as well as many pet accessories. You will find their products at many local retailers including Tisol Pet Products on Main Street and Grandview Highway, Three Dog Bakery on Main Street and Pet Parlour on Fraser Street to name just a few.

RC Pet Products has made us very happy this year.  The fine folks at ILiveInEastVan.com have been doing a collection with friends and neighbours these last few weeks to provide some much needed items to the BC SPCA Vancouver Shelter this holiday season. We approached RC Pet Products to see whether they would be kind enough to provide some coats, leashes and collars for the Vancouver SPCA and Charlie’s Food Bank. For those unfamiliar with Charlie’s Food Bank, it is a weekly pet food bank operated by the BC SPCA that assists over 5,000 low income pet guardians on the Downtown Eastside each year.   RC Pet Products answered the call to giving locally.  Not only have they provided us with an array of dog coats, collars and leashes for the BC SPCA Vancouver Shelter and Charlie’s Food Bank, as part of their 12 Days Of Giving, they have donated items to other rescue organizations doing great work in our communities. They include:

SAINTS Rescue
Paws For Hope
Best Friends For Life
Cross Our Paws Rescue
Big Heart Rescue
Carried Through
Action for Animals In Distress Society
Richmond Animal Protection Society
Greyhound Pets Inc.
Dogwood Rescue
Dhana Metta Rescue Society
Cera Dogs Society

We wish to thank RC Pet Products for giving locally and for supporting the work of so many great organizations that help keep animals safe, happy and healthy. We wish all our four legged, two legged and our feathered friends a very Merry Christmas.  Below is a pic of some of the many items that are being delivered to the Vancouver SPCA this holiday season.  Pssst and there is a basket of edible goodies for the volunteers and staff at the Vancouver Shelter. SPCAdonations2014

Giving Locally: Vancouver BC SPCA Wish List

25 Nov

SPCAAdoptedIsMyFavouriteBreed

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.

Pet Pictures with Santa at the Vancouver SPCA December 1st

29 Nov

PetPhotosWithSantaDec1stCome out and support the Vancouver SPCA this weekend by bringing your pet for a photo with Santa.  The event will take place at the BC Vancouver SPCA Branch, 1205 East 7th Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   For a $20 donation, you will receive a digital photograph with 100% of the proceeds going to support the animals in the Vancouver Shelter. While you are at the shelter, feel free to drop off an item from their Wish List. The Vancouver SPCA is always grateful to receive donations in kind of items they use often such as canned or dry cat & dog food, treats are also welcomed. They can also use Cherrios, Craisens and Shreddies for the small animals which they love.  Gently used bedding and towels are always needed as are toys to keep animals from getting bored or frustrated.  Every donation counts no matter how small.  If you wish to see the other items the Vancouver SPCA is grateful to receive, visit their website at Vancouver SPCA.

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