Providing pet food for low-income, people living outdoors and senior pet guardians
The goal of the BC SPCA is to help improve the welfare of all animals. Dr. Jamie Lawson, Chief Animal Health Officer for the BC SPCA started the pet food bank in 2000 with the Vancouver Food Bank as an outreach program for the Downtown Eastside.
The program is named in memory of a dog that was intentionally starved by his owner. Charlie came into our care in critical condition and despite the best efforts of BC SPCA Animal Hospital staff, Charlie passed away after three weeks of intensive care. All those involved in Charlie's case were deeply affected by the senseless act of cruelty, Charlie's struggle, anguish and the resulting loss of his life.
Our thanks to Mission Possible, who kindly provide space to distribute the food every week.
About the Program
When: Thursdays 10am - 12pm Where: Mission Possible, 543 Powell Street, Vancouver BC Location Map
The Vancouver Animal Hospital provides:
Free pet-food for dogs, cats, birds and small animals.
Toys, treats, leashes, collars, litter, litter boxes and carriers
Information on behaviour, training, basic care and local animal by-laws