Posted on May 24, 2009
FUN AT THE SPCA VANCOUVER OPEN HOUSE
Yesterday I woke up to a blue sky and shining sun and was eagerly anticipating the BCSPCA Open House at the Vancouver shelter. After hopping on the Skytrain, Rebecca, John and I found ourselves amongst shiny balloons, flipping pancakes, live music, barking dogs, purring cats and so much more.
Through generosity, the BCSPCA was donated a Smart Car to help raise awareness at various community events!
Both Bully Buddies and HugABull were on hand to educate and advocate for those dogs that normally get a “bum rap.” This little guy is only a year and a half old and a totally affectionate sweetheart, but was severely neglected, so he looks much older than he really is.
Any day that I get to see my good friend Angela is a day that’s a little brighter than others. This woman has, in my opinion, the best job in the world – she’s a Special Provincial Constable with the BCSPCA and is out there tirelessly doing everything she can for neglected, abused and abandoned animals.
Photo: Angela Mead
This sign says it all…
…but with these faces, no words are needed.
Not just cats and dogs were on hand… the SPCA were also caring for chinchillas, rabbits and birds.
My companions for the day, John and Rebecca.
My friend for the long haul, Rebecca and me.
Angela crafted her animal cruelty awareness booth to look like a giant cake, but took the liberty of teasing me into thinking there was actually cake on hand.
She means business.
I was also fortunate enough to meet Karen of the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association – a no-kill, non-profit, organization committed to finding foster care and ultimately forever homes for orphaned kittens. She brought along two one-week-old kittens with her and both were unbelievably sweet!
Needless to say, the open house was a huge success and I’m very happy to tell you that many animals found their forever homes! A lot of essential services provided by the SPCA all around BC have been cut or eliminated lately due to the economic crunch, so I’m excited to register for the Paws For A Cause fundraiser on June 1. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help me help the animals!