British Columbia has a major homeless animal problem. Shelters across the province are always at capacity with cats, and small animal rescue groups struggle to keep up with the number of surrendered and abandoned small animals, such as rats, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. Remote and northern communities struggle the most with dealing with stray dogs. There being over 2,000 female dogs a year in the North alone having litters, further exacerbating the problem.
Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is committed to creating more sustainable animal welfare and purposeful companion animal protection in British Columbia. We are the only BC charity to directly help animals and to also assist animal rescue charities with their different areas of need. Our goal is to work with our partners across the province to create sustainable solutions to animal overpopulation and homelessness, with a focus on under-served, remote, and northern communities.