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Helping pet owners in a crisis

In November, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up once again in British Columbia, Paws for Hope Executive Director Kathy Powelson was on CTV News to discuss the different ways our organization is supporting pet owners who are facing financial challenges and personal crises.

“Since May, the requests for support have quadrupled. So we are receiving at least five calls a day from people who have an emergent health issues with their pet and have no resources to help them. It’s been overwhelming to see how many people need help.”

Access to veterinary care remains the number one animal welfare issue in our province and across the country and Paws for Hope is striving to keep pets with their people by providing crisis foster care through the No Pet Left Behind program and veterinary support through our Better Together program.

You can watch the news segment on the CTV News website here and you can support these programs and help pets stay with their people by donating here.

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