Rescue shelters and adoption agencies across BC are struggling to keep up with the cost of animal care while being closed to the public. Shelters like the BCSPCA take care of more than 40,000 animals each year, and this doesn’t stop during a pandemic.
Shelters can reach capacity very fast as more homeless animals are taken in due to COVID-19 related issues as well as normal everyday occurences. The cost of care for dogs, cats and kittens can quickly add up, especially when normal fundraising activities are at a standstill.
Spreading the word on their challenges can raise awareness and help these important charities to continue taking care of our animal friends.
There are 3 major ways you and I can help these organizations: adopting, donating, and spreading the word.
Adopt a pet with virtual application
Fill out their online adoption application to get an appointment to view
Although VOKRA's adoptable cats are not available for viewing right now, they are accepting applications!
This beloved Vancouver cat café remains closed to the public due to COVID-19. But they are now accepting pre-applications for their adoptable cats who are currently in foster homes. Check out their adoptable cats.
Cat Therapy & Rescue Society
CTRS is are a registered charity that specializes in special needs cats, cats from overcrowded shelters and abandoned cats. Check out their available cats to see if one captures your heart.
Petfinder has a comprehensive list of all the pets available for adoption in BC. Check out their website for a list of other organizations looking to adopt their pets.