CHESTER HAS BEEN RESCUED! VHS has a slogan: Let the Love Begin. Today that statement is lifesaving for Chester who has spent an entire decade in a family who outright stated that the ‘hated that dog,” and they were going to kill him. Their declarations were not hard to believe when we saw the shape […]
Spike’s New Life Or The Difference You Can Make by Fostering Spike was a prisoner on a 6 foot chain for almost his entire life (12 years). He had a dog house, he was fed and must have had access to water. As astounding as that is, under Canadian laws that’s enough. What […]
This is a Story of an Amazing Dog And an Amazing Girl So grab your morning coffee (and maybe some Kleenex) and sit down for a morning read. This story starts in Manitoba where we received a request to take Raven into care as she needed help. You see, Raven had been seen running, dragging […]
It’s a Happy New Year for 24 dogs and puppies who were saved from freezing by a team of incredible volunteers. Click on the link at the end of this post to see our video of their arrival. (3.5 minutes) Not blizzards, nor icy roads. Not freezing temperatures or ice slicked highways. Not multiple car […]
2021 Was a challenging year for the Victoria Humane Society but with the help of donors, volunteers, foster homes, veterinarian staff, and adopters, it was also an amazing year. Before we tell you about the year, let us tell you about Raven. Found in a Northern community held for days in a vicious leg hold […]
The Diamond Raffle winner took home a prize with an assessed value of over $17,000!
Thanks to an amazing donor, we have a $17,000 diamond necklace to raffle off. For just $10 you can be in on the draw and have a chance to win a beautiful diamond, one that every jeweller is impressed with. The clarity and the cut are exemplary. And you know what is even better, you […]
It’s been a week of more emergencies, including 10 puppies who were left out in heat of the Northern Province and infected with Fly Botts. It’s a really horrific circumstance for these poor little souls and we are using your donations to attempt to save them. Surgery to remove hatching larvae under their skin is […]
Watch for our next raffle and your chance to win this beautiful diamond ring with an appraised value of $4,035!
Barking for Bottles City Wide We are so grateful to Ocean 98.5 and the Bottle Depot. For the entire month of March they have been conducting a bottle drive with all proceeds going to help rescue animals. They are at $8,544.70 and are pushing their way to way above $10,000 with a drive-thru drive this […]
THANK YOU DEVIN MEADS – YOU ARE INDEED AN EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING! Devin walked 100 kilometres and raised $22500 for animals in care. THANK YOU DEVIN! Hear about the walk from Devin – just click on this link And if you would like to contribute to his total please go to victoriahumanesociety.com/donate
Imagine driving through the night into the wilderness that is Northern BC and not knowing if you are going to be able to complete your rescue mission because the vehicle you are driving is making a strange noise.
It’s not perfect and it doesn’t have acres of outdoor areas that we would love for the dogs but it is zoned for our need and we are going to make it work – we just need some help! We need volunteers, contractors, donations, and cash to make it happen. We know these are crazy […]
How does one carry on animal rescue when the world has been stopped by an insidious virus that threatens our health and our livelihood? The answer is as always, we just do. Just as we do when the many animals who have come to us scared, neglected, and hurt strain our resources, damage our […]
This Giving Tuesday we have a special request Winter in the northern Prairies is harsh and domestic animals are freezing. We have one week to get as many out as possible before flying becomes too difficult to accommodate dog crates. 26 dogs came in last night, more are on a flight this weekend and our […]
The good people at Bernstein & Gold Boutique and Outlooks for Men are at it again. It’s time for the 14th Annual MAN & HIS DOG (with a Few Good Women) FASHION SHOW Wednesday, November 13 at The Inn at Laurel Point FOOD, DRINKS, FASHIONS, FUN AND DOGS, LOTS OF DOGS Hop over to our […]
It’s been so busy were bug-eyed! 51 Animals came into care this week. That’s about 250 phone calls just to set up fosters, and then there’s transportation arrangements, vet visits, emergency call-outs and oh so very much more! We are running as fast as we can so if you’ve tried to reach out and we […]
The 2019 Fetching Ball was held on April 5 and it was a huge success. Everyone had great fun and we made a lot of money that will help us take care of our furry friends while we continue the search for a new facility. Check out the Victoria Humane Society Facebook page for photos […]
Check out the events page and get your tickets to the Fetching Ball. It will be held on April 5 at Pier B – a lovely location at the Cruise Ship terminal. We’ve booked some fun entertainment including a free-style dog demo – lots of fun tricks and cool dance moves. There will be food, […]
Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. Does anyone else remember these fun lyrics? Our new medical miracle, Daisy, the shepherd mix, epitomizes them. Each and every volunteer who meets her seems to fall in love. Daisy came to us after being lost and afraid and […]
Unless you have Malamute or a Husky or some such heavy coated pet, chances are your dog or cat is somewhat cold and wet averse.
Well-intentioned people often make mistakes. And one of them is giving pets – puppies, kittens, hamsters guinea pigs, ferrets, caged birds — to people who never asked for them or who are not equipped either financially, emotionally or in terms of the physical environment they can provide for a pet.
It’s been an incredibly busy year at VHS and we have a lot to celebrate. Let’s start with the animals.
Folks, meet Bucky a truly sweet pit bull cross who has had a turn of luck, just in time for Christmas — thanks to VHS.
Tuesday, November 27 is such an important day for charities – and an important day for us! Every year the movement for good that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday gets bigger and better. We are so very grateful to the generous people who decide to dedicate their #givingtuesday to us. Whether that is a cash […]
Oh, my heavens there are a lot of puppies. From a large litter of puppies who lost their mom in childbirth to a litter that was found left in the trash, with donor’s help, VHS is here to help every single pup that we can.
Leroy’s abuse broke our hearts. But now he’s well and ready for his forever home.
BRODY AKA LEROY Imagine driving down the highway and seeing a weary dog on the side of the road, dragging a chain around his neck. Such a sad sight was presented to our good Samaritans on August 20thas they drove though the BC Interior. They managed to collect the dog only to find his neck […]
We are pleased to announce the creation of VHS “Pet Partners”
When you’re alone, when you go to a wedding and have to line up as a single woman to catch the bouquet (or the garter for those of the male persuasion), do you scatter like a cockroach in the kitchen light when the bouquet heads your way? Does the phrase “Match.com” make you vaguely uneasy? […]
Monthly donations provide a stable foundation upon which we can continue to operate
Goat yoga is fun but puppy yoga is amazing! Take a break and enjoy some more great photos! Thanks to the team at Moksha Yoga Westshore, who came up with a brilliant event that raised funds and helped to socialize puppies. Follow the link above to see more super fun photos by the talented Nicky […]
We’d like to ask anyone thinking of becoming a VHS foster to assess about how you can best help us and ultimately help an animal in need.
Wee Nate is just a wee 9 weeks old now but he came close to not making it at all.
A horrific case of animal cruelty recently led to community action in Duncan when hundreds of community members gathered together to demand action and justice for Teddy…
Hey, yoga has done pretty well by expropriating the downward dog right?
Just a reminder to all our dog lovers and owners to get your dog vaccinated for Parvo virus.
Many communities across our community and the province have feral cat populations.
We wanted to update you on Fraser, the injured Shepherd-cross who came into care several weeks ago.
Folks, please mind your fur babies over the Holidays. As you know, they can get into so much trouble all by themselves! (The following content is courtesy of the ASPCA.)
You may not realize how many animals we have in care at any given moment, so we thought we’d give you a snapshot in time.
We will be joining Uptown Mall this year for Christmas Pet Photos!! You have 3 days to choose from starting Thursday, December 14th up to & including, Sunday, December 17th.
‘Tis the season folks and at this time of year we embrace the spirit of generosity of our donors and supporters and all who have helped to make 2017 a successful year of rescue.
In the past 6 weeks we have rescued two litters of puppies that were born under front porches in remote BC communities
We recently took in 20 adoptable cats from a hoarding situation in Litton.
Thank you to everyone who came out to make this annual fundraising event such a success for us!
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday … but now we celebrate Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
VHS has recently rescued a family of Chinchillas, one of which was born in care.
Sweet Flash is still waiting for her forever home.
VHS has now taken in over 125 animals that were victims of BC Wildfires.