$400 Raised

Fundraiser Donors

  1. Barbara
  2. Molsen Isabella sofie Calvin Tabitha
  3. Linh My Vu
  4. Leyla Guliyeva
  5. Anonymous
  6. Laurie Hilborn
  7. christa caruk
  8. Janice Yeung
  9. JW
  10. MH
  11. JW

Medical Emergency Fund Page for Shelter Outbreak

When a cat comes to one of our shelters, they are in need of a safe space, medical care and a lot of love. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, sometimes a shelter will experience an outbreak that causes a lock down. Staff have to get into full PPE and jump into action to ensure every affected cat makes it through and to limit the spread to save lives. Living through a pandemic, we can all relate to how that feels now.

An outbreak usually brings the poor kitty community down with vomiting, diarrhea, a loss of appetite and extreme tiredness. Some cats will be sicker than others which means endless visits to the vet, constant sample collection for lab testing and long hours for everyone involved.

During these times, it’s heartbreaking but we have to turn away other cats who need our help because of the risks, and do our best to find them shelter in another branch.

A recent outbreak at BC SPCA’s Vancouver branch, left staff exhausted as they tried to find a safe space for every sick animal outside of the branch. It's necessary so we can manage a deep clean of the shelter to stop the outbreak in its tracks. One by one rooms were cleaned meticulously.

Luckily, most of our patients feel better after a few days, like sweet bonded pair, Cupcake and Muffin. These cuties are on the mend and we were able to send them off to their forever, loving home together this week!

Outbreaks like this are disruptive for everyone involved, but we do our best to make our poor patients as comfortable as possible throughout! Getting everyone back to full health is always our main priority.

Help save animals during an outbreak by donating today so we can be ready with the extra resources needed.

Personal updates will be provided to anyone who donates. Funds will help to provide emergency boarding for animals displaced by an outbreak, daily care, additional cleaning materials and PPE.