Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

Cartoonist Graham Harrop is donating a Vancouver Sun Original Cartoon for CATCA Fundraiser

Support CATCA animal activities!
Donate an item too!
Auction ends March 31, 2012 at 7pm PST.
Winner must pay for shipping of item(s).
Learn what we do: http://www.catcahelpanimals.org

Cartoonist Graham Harrop is donating a Vancouver Sun cartoon original, along with a colour print of how the cartoon appeared in the newspaper – he hopes this helps Catca to continue in its wonderful work! Original b&w cartoon resale value is $300 – min. bid $25

All these items auctioned will end on March 31st. Bid now and donate an item to the great CATCA causes. S& H of small items is: $1.34 CAD here in Canada and $2.66 to the US. International shipping is available too. Please help us to spread the message! Thank you! Ericka Ceballos

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Bunny, a beautiful, sweet, intellignet dog needs a forever home

Bunny needs a home!

She is a sweet 1.5 yr old spayed staffy X looking for her furever home. She was found as a stray, adopted out from a shelter, returned as they “didn’t have time for her”… Ended up in a high kill shelter, and was to be put to sleep last monday… A fabulous team helped get her to me and now she needs a family to grow old with!

Good with dogs and cats, high energy and lots of fun! Needs some basic obedience training that we are working on as well as leash training ect. She is very smart and a fast learner!

For more info please message Paw Prints Grooming Salon at 604-733-1144 and ask for Jenn.

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The Kensington Foundation, a Resource for Vancouver Animal Shelters

This organization, The Kensington Foundation, was forwarded to us at VARC and looks like a great resource for local animal shelters around Vancouver. We thought it might be useful to share:

We are an all volunteer organization that focuses on raising funds for many of the independent animal and breed specific shelters in the British Columbia. Our primary support is for veterinarian care and our method is to make deposits on the accounts of each Rescue/Shelter at their Veterinarian. Last year (2010), 96.3 % of all funds raised went to the animal rescues.

http://www.kensingtonfoundation.ca/Rescues_%26_Shelters.html

Rescues and Shelters We Support

This is a list of all the rescue organizations we supported for 2011

Rescue Organizations
1atatime
Action for Animals in Distress Society
Big Heart Rescue Society
Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter
C.A.P.S. Canadian Abused and Abandoned Animal Protection Society
Cats Cradle
Citizens Pet Population Control
Ferret Information Rescue Shelter Trust Society
German Shepherd Rescue of BC
Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary
Hearts on Noses, a mini pig sanctuary
Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society
Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue
NEWBARK
Northwest Animal Shelter
Okanagan Small Dog Rescue
Pets in Need
Reptile Rescue, Adoption & Education Society
Rest and Recuperate Equine care society
Royal City Humane Society
Save Animals Through Rescue and Adoption
Senior Animals In Need Today Society
Small Animal Rescue Society of BC
TNT Sharpei Rescue
Turtle Gardens
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue association (VOKRA)
Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy
Voice of Concern for Animal life
West Coast Rottweiller

We are an all volunteer organization that focuses on raising funds for many of the independent animal and breed specific shelters in the British Columbia. Our primary support is for veterinarian care and our method is to make deposits on the accounts of each Rescue/Shelter at their Veterinarian. Last year (2010), 96.3 % of all funds raised went to the animal rescues.

http://www.kensingtonfoundation.ca/Rescues_%26_Shelters.html

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Action Alert to Block HB1999 which would legalize slaughtering and selling horse meat

The Roar Foundation and Shambala Preserve
Please help to defeat this bill

Action Alert

Calls needed immediately to defeat HB1999, a bill that would make it legal to slaughter horses in the US and sell their meat. It is critical to defeat this bill which is now in committee and expected up for a vote by Tuesday.

When you call the committee members be polite, brief, professional and always mention the bill number HB1999 (HB stands for House Bill).

10 minutes of your time will make all the difference in the world!

Call each person below and ask them to oppose HB1999.
David Derby, chair- 405-557-7377
Glen Mulready, vice chair – 405-557-7340
Jeanne McDaniel – 405-557-7334
John Enns – 405-557-7321
Mike Shelton – 405-557-7367
Arthur Hulbert – 405-557-7310
Jon Echols – 405-557-7354
Randy Grau – 405-557-7360
Rebecca Hamilton – 405-557-7397
Mike Ritze – 405-557-7338

http://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/CommitteeMembers.aspx?CommID=185&SubCommID=0

Click this link for a version of the bill if you want to read it.

PLEASE FORWARD AND CROSS POST

Many thanks to our friends at Kaufman Zoning. Click to learn more.

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Intersections Of Oppression

Please go to their Facebook Page for further details and contact information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/132587200244240/?ref=3

Oppression is something that many beings face, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation or species. Why is it that animals are so often left out of radical liberation struggles? Join Mya Mayhem and Tim Rusmisel as they facilitate a discussion about how anarchist, feminist, environmental and other struggles are intertwined and how we can move towards uniting in the fight for total liberation.

Mya Mayhem and Tim Rusmisel are passionate vegan straightedge anarach@-feminist activists who have been dedicated to total liberation struggles for over a decade. Campaigns they have recently been a part of include the Open the Cages Tour and the Black Pawprint Collective. Their next project is a move to Costa Rica to work with the Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary on wildlife rescue/rehabilitation, sea turtle conservation, forest preservation and community solidarity building. This event is a fundraiser to help the animals of Rainsong.

Location: Spartacus Books, 684 East Hastings Street
Date: Tuesday February 26th at 7:00 p.m.

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Cats of Coalinga

We passed by some feral cats in a small place called Coalinga in Fresno, California. They are left bits of food by people passing by, however are in need of fresh daily water and some medical attention. We are reaching out here on VARC to see if there is anybody out there in the Fresno area who could help by checking water or getting us in contact with some good cat rescue organizations or Veterinarians who might be able to help.

Please contact us here for the exact location. We will keep this private for their safety.

Thanks so much,

VARC Team.

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Animal Advocacy Camp

Please Check out Animal Advocacy Camp 2013 coming up on February 23 and 24th at the UBC Student Building.

More details here: https://aac2013.eventbrite.ca/

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