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Animal Shelters With a No Kill Policy in BC, updated list

VARC found this on Craigs List and thought it might be useful to share.
Do you know of any others that are definitely no kill shelters?
Please let us know,


Copied and pasted from Craigs List

animal shelters with a no kill policy – updated list (BC)

Please feel free to circulate this and add to the list so we can help more animals !

Dear readers,

Thank you to the 45 of you who responded with more shelters ( and low cost spaying options) to add to the list for birds, cats, small animals and dogs. Please free to circulate the list. If you find out of more low cost or free spaying/neutering, please let me know.

Here some animal shelters and places with a no kill policy in the area. It would be good to see how they run and support them . I guess it’s up to us to lobby for more.

Double check when you call them.

Here they are:

Action for Animals in Distress Society in Burnaby.

The B.C.C.R (BC Chihuahua Rescue)

BCEBS bc exotic bird society

Bunny Homes in Surrey

CARES in Langley

City of Coquitlam Animal Shelter ( spaying/neutering services etc)

Critter Aid — Summerland, BC. (also horses. donkeys and alpacas)

Dog Bless Rescue Partners

Greyhaven Exotic bird sanctuary

Katie’s Plcae in Maple Ridge

Kittimat Community Human Society

Meow-Aid No-Kill Cat Shelter Vancouver, BC

L.A.P.S. Langley animal protection society


( in Victoria, they foster dogs but do not have a shleter)

R.A.P.S. Richmond animal protection society

Royal City Humane Society

T.L.C. shelter Tender loving care in Langley (cats) shelter

Turtle GardensAnimal Rescue

S.A.I.N.T.S. Senior Animals in Need Today Soceity ( also for special needs animals)

Safe Haven in Chilliwack (cats only)

SARAH society in Surrey

Small Animal Rescue (rodents, hedgehogs)

Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy

VOKRA (rescue society – not a shelter)

shelters with LOW COST SPAYING and NEUTERING :

Dogwood Dog Rescue ( they foster animals in homes, no kill organization)

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders (GVAC)

Humane Society of BC-

Similar FREE

Atlas Animal Clinc owned by Dr. B. Bhullar (Fraser st)

Kamloops Spay & Neuter Clinic

Spay & Neuter Clinic of Langley

LAPS ( listed above) also helps the animals living in the community though their pet food bank and their Trap, Neuter, Release program for free-living cats

British Columbia Rescue Organizations & Shelters
(There is low cost spaying in some of these shelters )

Richmond Animal Protection Society (cats only)

I also know a great vet with low cost neuter/spay: Dr Rana, at Apex Animal Hospital in Langley (64 Ave with 199 St) Aside from cats and dogs, he is also a great vet for rabbits. Excellent service and very affordable.

Please tell me if you know more shelters so I can compile a bigger list for our readers.

I hope this spreads to more postings, cities and places where people want to talk about animals and make it easy for them to have a good life.

I don’t think it’s that difficult for us. helping them is only a couple of buttons away for us but for them, it is a lot more.

thank you



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National Animal Welfare Conference with Dr. Jane Goodall in Toronto

Please distribute this e-mail to everyone you know who cares about animal welfare.

Register by March 1st 2014 to get the early bird rate and be entered to win an opportunity to attend a special VIP event with Dr. Jane Goodall and other prizes!

Conference registration fees increase by $100 after March 1st.

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies – National Animal Welfare Conference
Eaton Chelsea – Toronto, ON – April 12-15 2014

The 2014 Conference is an unprecedented opportunity to share, learn, connect and network with the animal welfare community in Canada. The 2014 conference brings together like-minded individuals and organizations who promote respect for and humane treatment of animals.

Register Now:

Early Bird prizes:

· An opportunity to attend a special VIP event with Dr. Jane Goodall (more exciting news to come about this event)
· Free accommodation for the duration of the conference
· Free conference registration

Conference highlights:

· Keynote: Hope for Animals – Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and UN Messenger of Peace
· Opening Plenary: The Future of the Humane Movement: Critical Factors in Building a Humane Canada – Craig Daniell, CEO, BC SPCA
· Plenary: The Five Freedoms for Farm Animals: How on Earth Will We Get There? – Geoff Urton, Manager of Stakeholder Relations, BC SPCA
· More than 24 individual sessions in four stimulating concurrent tracks
· Three post-session training courses
· Pre-session site visits
· Nightly accommodation rate of only $119 + taxes at the Eaton Chelsea (hyperlink to registration page)
· $500 Travel bursary from the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada

Visit: to register, book your accommodation, read the conference program, overview and speakers’ bios.

If you have any questions about the conference please don’t hesitate to contact me. See you in Toronto!

Again, please distribute this e-mail to everyone you know who cares about animal welfare.


David Dern
Marketing & Fund Development Manager
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

Tel: 613-224-8072, ext 22

Find us on:

CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference early bird registration is now open! Register now:


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Animal Advocacy Camp

Animal Advocacy Camp 2014
Vancouver’s Animal Rights UnConference

March 22 & 23
Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver

Join your fellow animal advocates for two days of learning and sharing about taking effective action for animals.

You have valuable skills, experiences, and ideas. By working and learning with others you can build a stronger community of animal advocates and make a greater difference in the lives of animals.

Animal Advocacy Camp will be a practical, attendee-led event, where YOU get to set the agenda and host discussions about what YOU want to talk about.

* Share your stories, ideas, and experiences.
* Learn from the experiences of others.
* Discover the wealth of resources available
* Host powerful dialogues about issues and strategies.
* Create and strengthen relationships.
* Become a stronger and more effective advocate for animals.

Animal Advocacy Camp is a step in the direction of a strong and powerful Canadian animal rights movement. Bringing activists together to talk, plan, learn, and share together will lead to more effective activism and greater change.

Be a part of creating change.


Jo-Anne McArthur – photographer, We Animals ( ), The Ghosts in Our Machine ( )

Dylan Powell – Marineland Animal Defense ( )

Lisa Hutcheon – Small Animal Rescue Society of BC ( )

Sara Dubois – Chief Scientific Officer, BC SPCA ( )

Register and learn more at .

Stop UBC Animal Research is a community grassroots campaign that employs peaceful, legal, and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC. Please visit our website at:

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Thank you Vancouver Animal Defence League and Fin Free Victoria for pressuring Kirin to go fin free

For two years we have been pressuring Kirin to adopt a fin free menu and they finally agreed without a single protest. A big thank you to activists from Fin Free Victoria who took the time to come over from the Island to meet with management at Kirin, this undoubtedly played a large part in their recent decision.

Kirin was one of the largest shark fin dealers in Canada. With 4 huge locations in the lower mainland, they are a popular choice for weddings and large banquets. After our recent victory with the Sun Sui Wah campaign we made a statement to media about our intention to move on to Kirin with our Fintastic Friday Night protests, soon after that they changed all of their in-house and online menus. Yesterday we confirmed with management that they will not be purchasing anymore shark fin, but they will use their remaining stock to provide for any events previously booked.

Please thank Kirin management for taking steps to protect our planets remaining shark populations.

We are currently searching for a new campaign target. With hundreds of restaurants in the lower mainland serving shark fin soup, we have a lot of work ahead of us.

We are still working on a Provincial shark fin ban with Fin Free Victoria, we should have some positive updates before the end of the month.

If you would like to contribute to VADL campaigns please visit our website.

Thank you!


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Update from Vancouver Animal Defence League: National Anti-Fur Week, media coverage and FUNDRAISING!

Our Sun Sui Wah victory is in today’s Vancouver Courier!


National Anti-Fur Week!

Join activists across Canada, in 18 cities and 6 provinces, for the largest coordinated day (WEEK) of action against the fur trade.

National Anti-Fur Day, now in its 25th year, has evolved into a week-long event centered around Valentine’s Day, asking people to have a heart for fur-bearing animals.

Protest schedule for Vancouver:

Saturday February 8, 11 to 1 at Brooklyn Clothing Co, 418 Davie St
Thursday February 13, 11 to 12 at Alpine Start, 68 West Broadway
Thursday February 13, 1 to 3 at Brooklyn Clothing Co, 418 Davie St
Friday February 14, 1 to 3 at Snowflake Furs, 102-750 Pender St
Saturday February 15, 11 to 1 at Brooklyn Clothing Co, 418 Davie St

Vancouver event page:

National event page:


Manure sale fundraiser!

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