Seeing is Not Believing
depicts abused animals
Released by Lorie Chortyk, SPCA Vancouver
Ruby, from the BC SPCA’s West Vancouver
shelter, required extensive medical and dental surgeries to address
internal injuries and badly damaged teeth.
you ever felt helpless after seeing a story of animal cruelty in the news?
Now you can take action to save the life of an injured or abused animal
through a new emergency medical website launched by the BC SPCA this week.
The new web site profiles injured animals currently in
the SPCA’s care and encourages donors to be part of their treatment and
“The BC SPCA cares for more than 25,000 injured, abused and abandoned
animals every year across the province,” says Shoni Field, director of
fundraising operations and innovation for the BC SPCA. “Many of the animals
require extensive – and expensive – emergency medical care and treatment,
often exceeding the funds available in a shelter’s regular medical budget.
Our online site is a way for us to connect injured animals with
compassionate individuals who help us save lives by donating to an animal’s
The site features stories about animals across the
province who are undergoing treatment, with updates on their recovery so
that donors can see the difference their contribution has made.
“We are so grateful to the individuals who provide life-saving support for
our province’s most vulnerable animals,” says Field. “Our veterinary costs
exceed $5 million a year and, as a not-for-profit organization, we simply
could not do the work that we do without the generosity of individuals who
reach out to give the wonderful animals in our care a second chance.”
To help save a life, visit
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