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Canadian Animal Assistance Team

Northwest British Columbia Animal Health Project

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) began work in the Northwest BC corridor in June of 2011.CAAT held a ten day animal health care project in the village of Burns Lake, BC.The team sterilized 250 dogs and cats and vaccinated and health-checked approximately 350 animals during that project. The team was able to participate in a Community Coalition for Animal Welfare Roundtable meeting.The Northwest BC Animal Welfare Initiative was founded.In May/June 2013,the communities of Nadleh/Stellequo First Nations and Kitwanga First Nations were provided an animal health care project, along with a return visit to Burns Lake. 293 sterilization surgeries and 589 vaccinations/dewormings were completed.In 2014 CAAT will be returning to provide another project serving two communities along this corridor.The project is supported by an ongoing education (the long term solution) program and the development(with local community animal welfare groups)of ongoing spay/neuter programs to ensure the spay/neuter proportion stays above the 70% threshold that has been shown necessary for long term impact

Circle F Horse Rescue Society

Sustainability Development

Circle F Horse Rescue is currently in a transition stage from operating as a volunteer organization to having engaged a part time paid manager. Circle F is reviewing all of its policies, procedures, organizational charts and task descriptions in preparing for a paid executive position. During this time Circle F will also establish a funding strategy that will assure Circle F sustainability. To achieve the desired results it is proposed to engage a consultant to assist with the following aspects: 1. Board development: taking the board from a hands on board to a governance model. 2. Discussions with leadership volunteers regarding their roles and making the adjustment to work with an executive director. 3. A session or sessions with the volunteer membership base to listen to their perspectives and to have them buy into the transition. 4. Assist in developing a fund development strategy that will maintain and enhance Circle F. 5. To advise the manager in this six month process with recommendations for board consideration.

Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society

Pet First Aid Course

Walks 'N Wags Pet First Aid Course ( ) is a longstanding national pet first aid program. We will invite Instructor Penny Korethoski of Nelson BC to provide this 10 hour pet first aid instruction course for approximately 25 PAWS volunteers. The course teaches skills for dealing with cat and dog emergencies including: - bleeding, broken bones and other wounds - choking - CPR - recognizing the early signs of illness - ways to prevent injuries and illness - includes a manual and 'quick guide' - certificate provided on completion of exam This program will be of great benefit to the animals at the PAWS shelter as well as educating volunteers and enabling them to provide more complete and effective care for the animals, as well as being able to respond and react appropriately if and when a pet becomes ill or injured. The costs include: registration costs for 25 volunteers at$140.00 each - $3500.00 transportation, food and accommodation for the instructor - $350.00 meeting room rental - $300.00 supplies - $200.00

Workshops on Board Governance, Team Building, and Strategic Planning

Our Board consists of 4 new members and 2 longer term members. Most of the members have not previously sat on boards as complex as the PAWS Board. Our workload is heavy as we act as directors, managers and hands-on volunteers and there are few opportunities for board training in the Creston Area. We have approached REACH (Resource, Education and Consultation Hub)in Nelson to design workshops that will build a strong, cohesive foundation upon which we can respond to the many challenges arising in immediate future. The workshops will include: basic training for directors in the roles and responsibilities of directors; strategies for working through difficult situations; the importance of trust and confidentiality; an opportunity for directors to develop some understanding of how to work together cohesively; and strategies for the next steps in our evolution. REACH has provided Board training to other organizations in the community. As an animal welfare organization we do not qualify for subsidies available to other community organizations.

Dogwood Rescue Society

Re-homing of Unwanted Senior Dogs

Many elderly dogs are dumped in shelters or left with vets to be euthanized solely because they are old. Most of these dogs will naturally live a healthy and comfortable life for a few years with some basic care. We often have more difficulty finding permanent homes for our older rescued dogs than their younger counterparts. Many low income seniors have the space, time and love to adopt an older dog, but not the money that is needed to fund the care of a pet. Placing a resident pet in a long term care or assisted living facility is also a wonderful idea because both the dog and the humans benefit from the positive and loving relationship that will form. We would require funding for equipment related to the set-up of the senior dog into its new home. Equipment needed: crates, beds, collars, leashes, safety harnesses, grooming equipment, food dishes, pet gates, blankets, towels, pet steps, ramps, and possibly even wheelcarts for dogs that have trouble walking. Any medical needs could be funded by one of our existing programs. All our rescued dogs receive vet attention when needed.

Elizabeth's Wildlife Center Society

TUTT1730 AutoClave

Each year Elizabeth's Wildlife Center takes in birds and animals that need medical treatment. As the center functions with limited volunteers it is essential that medical items be sanitized/sterilized. At the time of this writing there are 13 baby squirrels and 8 baby rabbits that need to be individually fed by tube. All items are being cleaned by hand which is extremely time consuming and takes time away from the care of other animals. In some instances items must be thrown away instead of being reused as they cannot be sterilized. An autoclave would protect the animals medical treatment and would also save the center money by being able to reuse items that would otherwise be thrown away.

Kitty Cat PAL Prevent A Litter Society

Healthy Holding Cages for Intake and Adoption Areas

To increase our capacity to accept cats in need into our Society while providing the best care possible which includes isolating new intakes that appear ill from new intakes that appear healthy. In 2014 we would like a much needed isolation room to be roughed in and finished, in the same manner as our intake room was in 2013. The part of this project we are applying to Vancouver Foundation for is for the longer-term stay holding cages, as well as the 2 of the same cages for adoption areas, as sometimes the kitties will be staying more than a week in the cages and we want to provide a healthy environment for them. With large, multi-level, easy to sanitize cages, this new equipment will increase our ability to care for the cats, increase the cats’ welfare while they stay in the cages which in turn aids the “show quality” of adoptable kittens. Often, irritability in kittens that can’t play and climb is an obstacle that inhibits adoptions. These new cages will help our Society’s overall community image and help overall capacity building.

Newbark Canine Rescue Rehoming Society

Expansion of Intake and Adjustment Area

Improvement and expansion of intake facility – new fenced areas to provide dogs their own areas to relax and adjust. Allowing proper evaluation of temperament, provides area for adoption meet and greet, safe holding area for more than one dog (what we have currently.) Increase our ability to provide a safe place for more dogs in need mid-Island.

Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities

Equipment 2.0

Equipment 2.0 is an endeavor to get new barn equipment for our 18 therapy horses and ponies. Wheelbarrows, pitch forks, shovels, rakes, brooms, hay racks, hoses and water buckets all start to show their age. Many items get damaged and repaired time and again until they are no longer useful. Our staff and volunteers that use the equipment are in need of new equipment to help keep our horses and ponies clean and well cared for. Mucking out stalls and picking paddocks every day is hard work, and we need equipment that is up to the task. New hoses would increase the efficiency of watering the horses, especially on those hot summer days when the horses drink lots to stay hydrated. Water buckets get stepped on or kicked by the horses and crack if it freezes. Our existing wooden hay racks have gotten chewed and have been repaired numerous times, and are now falling off the fence. Pitch forks get broken, wheelbarrows get cracked, brooms and rakes wear down, shovels get bent. With new equipment, our horses and ponies would be cleaner, waste less hay and have a more efficient watering system

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Raincoast - a shared vision for the coast

The project will allow Raincoast to communicate our long-term vision for coastal conservation through expert production of an interactive e-document, 'Raincoast - a shared vision for the coast'. As we currently complete upgrades to our communication system and data base, we are poised to be able to communicate with a much broader public ahead a number of critical conservation campaigns. This project will fill a key gap in our communication strategy. Our programs' objectives include: Ending the trophy hunting of large carnivores (including wolves, cougars and bears), our 'salmon for wildlife' program to secure salmon allocations for wildlife in fisheries management and our work to protect the critical habitat of the BC southern resident population of killer whales. All directly benefiting the care and welfare of wildlife. All our work, and these programs, rely on donations, thus communicating with existing and potential private donors, business donors and foundations is vital to allow us to deliver out work. Our capacity for research, outreach, education will all benefit.

Regional Animal Protection Society

Animal Kennel Project

Due to the constant demands of cats and kittens /dogs & puppies & rabbits being brought into our care, we have had to house many of our animals in dog crates or hand made wooden cages, these crates are hard and are becoming a health hazard to some of our animals, they also take up lots of space that could be otherwise used to home more animals. We are in desperate need for proper animal kennels, we have a designated room, that we would like to purchase proper commercial kennels for increasing our space to care for more animals and ensuring these animals are housed in a safe and healthy environment.

Save Animals Through Rescue and Adoption (S.A.R.A.)

Replace flooring

The floor in the Bird room is rotting and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Walking on this floor could result in an injury by foot going through floor. If floor gives away it's possible animals could escape through hole in floor.

Small Animal Rescue Society of BC

Rabbit Shelter Insulation project

With this grant, we would like to be able to finally *properly* insulate our rabbit shelter. Our shelter is in the Fraser Valley and as a result, it is often hotter in the summer & cooler in the winter. After having done research on insulation possibilities and insulation companies, we found Greer Spray Foam ( They are proud installers of green insulation systems using WALLTITE®, a 2 lb. density polyurethane spray foam that acts as an air barrier & vapour barrier (therefore will not allow moisture to pass through). They are BBB A-rated company that has experience using this product to insulate Quonset huts. Additionally, they have also offered to work with us to be able to offer a discounted price that would fall within the funding range of the grant.

Society of Semiahmoo Animal League

It's when times are tough that we need our pets the most

SALI is producing a video series that promotes the message, 'It's when times are tough that we need our pets the most.' These videos will share stories of people in our community who have fallen on tough times and who depend on their pets for love, support, and hope. Videos have become an essential component of a complete marketing plan for not-for-profits. We would like to produce a total of 3 videos within a three year period. Each year will target one specific at-risk group that SALI works with. 1st year: Seniors 2nd year: Homeless & Poverty 3rd year: Women & Children Fleeing violence Our project this year is to produce a video highlighting our work with seniors and their companion animals. It will relay the message that pets play an important role in the life of seniors. SALI feels that this message will enhance the message of Animal Rescue groups that promote the humane care of homeless animals.

Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society

Cat Sanctuary Renovation; Project White Room

Cat Sanctuary Renovation; Project White Room Critteraid is presently requiring additional funding to make the shelter easier to maintain and healthier for our cats. Improved ventilation, non-porous flooring, and furniture with easy-to-clean surfaces make up the main portion of the renovation project. They are improvements that represent a relatively low cost for a high benefit, including an environment easier for our volunteers to maintain, which translates to good hygiene and a healthier environment for our cats.

The Responsible Animal Care Society

Retaining Wall and Snow Removal

In 2012 thanks to a grant from the Vancouver Foundation we were able to construct new pens at our largest sanctuary. These new pens were completed August 2012 and currently house over 300 rabbits. When the pens were being built, one in particular needed to be built on a hillside due to space constraints. At the time it was established that 2 retaining walls might be needed, but due to budget the earth was packed, sloped and planted with native brush to create retaining. It is now apparent that retaining is required as with natural erosion and time the pen may be undermined somewhere down the road. _______________ We have also gotten heavy snowloads in the past couple of years. In order for our volunteers to work safely, shoveling of the walkways between rabbit pens is needed quite regularily which is hard, timeconsuming work and takes volunteer time away from the animals. With any remaining monies after retaining is complete we would like to purchase a snowblower to cut down on the time needed and make things safer and quicker for everyone, leaving more time for animal care.

The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls

Increase the welfare and enrichment for our Education Owl, Eagles and Ospreys

This is a two part proposal: The first part will be to increase the welfare for our one resident Great Horned Owl, Houdini. Houdini was raised by the founder of SORCO and has been a great ambassador to the rehabilitation centre for over 14 years. Houdini's pen at the moment is small and dark, we would like to increase the size into the next pen to allow for a more natural flight pattern. Also natural vegetation will be added and easy to clean surfaces installed to ensure a natural, yet clean environment. This will allow Houdini to have more exercise and an enriched environment will aid in his improved welfare as he is a valuable part of our education and fundraising events for our centre. The second part will be to install two ponds, one in each of our two eagle flight pens. This would aid in the rehabilitation of eagles and ospreys by adding a natural environmental feature. The ponds can also hold live fish that would be used to train the birds in their natural hunting behaviours before their release.

Vancouver Humane Society

Website CMS and internet fundraising training

This is a capacity-building project, which aims to upgrade employees' skills in web-based environments such as content management systems (CMSs) and internet fundraising. We are seeking funding for courses on the programs Photoshop and Wordpress as well as internet fundraising training which is offered by Canadian experts in the field at Harvey McKinnon Associates (HMA). This will coincide and complement our current website redesign/upgrade, which is currently in progress.