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Kitty Cat PAL Prevent A Litter Society

Marketing and Fundraising collateral creation

To date, the society's collateral visual materials have been hand-made by volunteers and last less than one year before they tear or break. We would like to have a few key pieces of signage professionally produced so that they will last years in aid of the long term capacity of the society to reach the community. Key Signage is needed, such as sandwich boards and rigid plastic banners announcing our presence at community events, durable tabletop display boards to feature what we do, and professionally produced pamphlets that the public can take home as reference. Also, There have been requests by schools and service societies for presentations from the society in order to increase fundraising activities. We would like to have produced a short informative documentary video about the society, what our volunteers do and the needs of the cats in our community. This video can be accompanied by a distribution of kid-friendly magnets in schools, so that they can take home something about the society and put it on the fridge, increasing the exposure of the society to the entire household.

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

KAAP's Focus on Kootenay Ferals

Our project is to physically assist and educate local people who have a 'feral cat' (unsocialized, not able to be touched by people, unfixed) problem. People are noticing feral cats who have been abandoned in their area/property/barns, but have not been addressing the problem immediately. They wait until they start seeing kittens, and then wait some more until they start seeing kittens of kittens, and then start asking for help. The local animal shelters will not assist in trapping these cats and may not assist in planning for them. KAAP volunteers will provide equipment, instructions, physical set up, spay/neuter surgery for healthy cats, aftercare, and relocation to suitable habitats. We also provide education and referral services in the community, via our web site, central communications phone number (250-551-1053), and personal contact/site visits.

Ksan House Society

Ksan Pets Program

In November 2009, Ksan House Society convened a planning group with the short term goal of developing a program that will assist pets of any victims of domestic violence in difficult times, including when staying at the shelter. Ksan House Society identified and invited some valued community members including animal rescue groups who are bringing expertise, compassion and energy to the initial planning process. This group, Ksan Pets Program, has determined there is a need for an onsite dog and cat kennel. We have worked out agreements with local organizations to provide pets with shelter as a short term solution, and are currently raising funds for the onsite kennel.

Miistakis Institute for the Rockies Inc.

Road Watch BC: Involving people in getting animals safely across the road.

Our program will integrate science, technology and innovation to address biodiversity loss associated with roads through the establishment of a citizen science program. Road Watch BC will enable the driving public to generate a large and spatially precise dataset of wildlife observations associated with Highway 3, using a smartphone application that allows passengers to immediately upload wildlife sightings and collisions to our on-line database.This information can then be shared with government agencies, scientists, civil society organizations, communities and local governments and to inform mitigation solutions, promote local awareness of crossing locations and change driving behavior. This program will influence systemic change by altering the flow of resources and how people behave. A citizen science approach improves the fluidity of knowledge and democratizes science by enabling the public to participate in information collection, analysis and sharing. Citizen science programming fosters dialogue within a community and builds engagement around a challenge, ultimately improving the diversity of stakeholders engaged in developing solutions. In addition, we expect to see behavior change whereby participants will know where wildlife are most common along the highway enabling modification of driving behavior. We also expect participants to have a general heightened awareness of the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions, and to adjust their behavior accordingly.

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

A Way Forward - Building Organizational Capacity

This project has two parts. Part 1 will undertake strategic planning to address the need for: · Succession and management plan to replace the manager, also the rehabilitator and founder of our organization, who is due to retire in the next few years · Plan to secure long term occupancy of our rental premises · Upgrading of premises to accommodate interns who live on site between April and October every year · Renovations and construction for wildlife care including larger flight pen to rehabilitate raptors Part 2 will strengthen our social media activity, including: · Website development · Development of a social media plan, related policies and a social media marketing plan · Improvement of database management system

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.

Intake Barn Project

This project involves the physical improvement of a private in-kind donation of a 1900-square-foot barn and surrounding 0.22 acres for intake, proper evaluation and temporary housing of rescued dogs. The barn is currently not setup to house animals and was used previously as a mechanic work shop. There are two areas inside; one is a concrete foundation perfect for sleeping and feeding kennels, while the other area is dirt floor, perfect for indoor social evaluation. There is natural light throughout the barn. The outdoor area is grassy with a lovely old maple tree to provide shade in the summer and other foliage, making it ideal for year-round use, but it needs proper fencing and/or dog runs installed. The completed Intake Barn Project will benefit hundreds of dogs over the years, as this will be the first place rescued dogs come for evaluation before going to the right foster or adoptive home. Currently there is no intake area for rescued dogs and the foster homes must bear the burden of taking in an unknown dog, which sometimes results in accidents and/or dogs being moved around, which is stressful for everyone involved. The completed Intake Barn Project would allow Newbark to increase and improve our ability to care for rescued dogs on Vancouver Island, BC.

North Island Wildlife Recovery Association

Food Preparation Room/ Walk-on Platform Scale/ X-ray Bird Restrainers/ Education Room

To refurbish an existing building for the purpose of making a Food Preparation Room for the animals in our care at the centre. Walk on platform Scale for the wildlife like dear and bear. Bird Restrainer for birds (NIWRA has a digital x-ray machine and the restraint would compliment this process) Linoleum for Eco Centre Educational Room

Northern Lights Wildlife Society

2015 Rehabilitation Education Project

Northern Lights Wildlife Society (NLWS) is dedicated to giving the orphaned and injured wildlife of British Columbia a second chance at survival. In order to make the maximum difference throughout the province it is imperative that our volunteers are trained appropriately. Since wildlife rehabilitation is a cutting edge field, many conferences and training seminars are held in the more heavily populated regions of North America. For NLWS volunteers, it can be a struggle to attend these vital events but their value to the organization is immense. For this reason, NLWS has begun to raise funds in order to send their two senior most volunteers to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. At this event NLWS volunteers will both present their research and take part in several unique learning opportunities. Many of the seminars and workshops offered at this symposium are not available in British Columbia. Topics include 'Build and Enhance Your Public Education and Outreach', 'Enclosure Planning and Construction' and 'Distaster Preparedness'.

Ungulate Facility Expansion Project

NLWS has been rehabilitating ungulates since 1990 and has successfully rehabilitated over 50 moose calves and 75 deer fawns. As knowledge of the shelter grown, yearly admittance numbers are rising steadily and the existing facility is no longer able to house the number of animals admitted. As a result, an expansion of the current facility is of great importance to ensure that we can accept all of the animals in need. We are proposing to fence an 8500 square foot area which would double out enrollment possibilities for the ungulates into our program.

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

The Marine Mammal Rescue Pool Platform & Stairs Project (MMR Pool Platform & Stairs Project)

The Vancouver Awaurium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre consists of indoor and outdoor spaces, all designed for efficient and effective marine mammal care. Staffed with medical and well trained animal care experts the MMR utilizes the full potential of its current location on the Port Metro Vancouver lands. The indoor space includes food preparation areas, a laboratory and pharmacy, an examination room, anesthetic machine and recovery areas for debilitated animals. The outdoor facilities consist of a variety of holding pools and tubs. These are of varying sizes and designs, to suit different sizes and kinds of marine mammals. The site is organized so that new arrivals, and/or sick animals are separated from any healthy marine mammals. This reinforces the principles of quarantine that are so important in wildlife rehabilitation. About 100 marine animals are admitted to the MMR Centre every year. Some may be in peril due to habitat destruction and environmental damage, others are suffering from injury due to boat strikes or entanglement in marine debris and many of the young ones have been separated from their mothers (eg by the presence of people on the beach). Threatened and at-risk species are among those animals that have been rescued and rehabilitated at the Centre. When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling crude oil into the waters of Prince WIlliam Sound and threatening a huge number of animals, the Vancouver Aquarium immediately sent representatives from its Marine Mammal Rescue team to help. A few of the rescued animals deemed unreleasable into the wild and in need of long-term care were fortunate to find homes in aquariums. That is how Nyac, then just a small sea otter pup, came to the Vancouver Aquarium. This much loved animal served as an ambassador for her species for nearly 20 years, helping to teach children and their families about the importance of preserving aquatic life. More recently, a two-month old harbour porpoise, named Jack, that was stranded in Horseshoe Bay, BC, was rescued and brought to the MMR Centre on September 16, 2011. He is one of a species considered of "special concern" and is being monitored 24 hours a day. When the MMR Centre team arrived in Horseshoe Bay, the 12-kilogram stranded harbour porpoise had difficulty breathing and could no longer swim. His muscles and skin were severely damaged by the pressure of being stranded on the beach. He was immediately transferred to the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre for treatment. It is stories like Nyac, Jack and the recently released and rehabilitated California sea lion, Flash, that provide valuable lessons learned from having a larger animal in care at MMR and that are influencing our plans for 2011 and beyond. (Click on the link to view a summary of the rescue, rehabilitation and subsequent release of Flash) The MMR Pool Platform & Stairs Project is a priority for the Vancouver Aquarium and the MMR, not only for the comfort and safety of the marine mammals but also for the comfort and safety of our staff and volunteers who are currently using the burdensome manner of climbing a step ladder to care for and feed the marine mammal in the larger Saltwater Rehabilitation Tank. The MMR Pool Platform and Stairs Project are the construction of a stable platform and set of stairs around our largest Saltwater Rehabilitation Tank which was paid for through donations by our Board of Directors. At 30 ft in diameter and 10 ft in depth this tank is a critical component of the MMR as it allows larger marine mammals to have enough space to move and swim more freely, giving the injured wild marine mammal time to rehabilitate, heal and reduce the amount stress while being cared for. Currently MMR staff and volunteers have difficulty attending to the marine mammals because of limited access to the tank other than through the use of step ladders.

Pacific Animal Foundation

Wa Kayachtn Chet Kw'inexw (We Honor Our Animals)

SNAPPS is made up of volunteers dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through humane approaches within Squamish Nation's traditional territory. Volunteers provide daily support through feeding feral cats at their commune, tra/neuter/return animals, animal vaccinations and identification, follow-up with households on animal care and health, administration and fund-raising. As our reserves are spread throughout the lower mainland and Howe Sound, being able to provide a high level and consistent quality of service using volunteers to our community members (on- and off-reserve) is a challenge. This project would enhance the capacity of the organization through volunteer and fund-raising development to enable SNAPPS to develop short and long term strategic planning around the management and control of animals - domestic and free-roaming.

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

Advanced Kennel Rehabilitation

PADS Dogs from the ages of approximately 14 months to 24 months live at our facility where they are trained by our professional staff for specialized tasks related to their ultimate placement with clients. At this time, the kennels and training area are in serious need of repair and restoration. Mould has been discovered and all of the drywall will have to be removed and replaced. In addition the dogs have chewed areas of the kennels and our veterinarian has indicated that the deterioration may pose a significant health concern to the dogs. We need to undertake this project immediately and have asked for quotes from 3 contractors whose estimates off the top of their heads was $20,000 - $30,000. We are awaiting their written estimates and can provide them shortly for more specific details. (for the purpose of this application we have used a median $25,000 as total estimated costs but will send the actual estimate as quickly as it is made available to us.)

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

GROMPP: Get Rid of Muddy Paddocks and Pathways!

The GROMPP Project would consist of improving the drainage in the south end of the paddocks where water accumulates, and the horses stand while eating. This is also the location where they are brought into and out of their paddocks for their classes. The project would also involve removing some of the mud and existing old hog fuel and wood chips from the pathways around the paddocks that have turned into a muddy commute from paddock to barn, and back again. Once the old footing is removed, proper drainage and better surfacing could be laid down to prevent this problem from recurring. Drainage tiles, perforated pipe, drainage rock, mesh and crusher fines is likely the best solution to this problem, and will result in the most satisfactory outcome for the horses.

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation

Creating a strategic response to animal welfare issues in British Columbia

This project intends to identify the appropriate role for Paws for Hope Animal Foundation in addressing animal welfare issues in the province to ensure we are providing meaningful engagement and outcomes in the work that we do. Paws for Hope was founded in 2011, and over the past four years we have successfully developed partnerships across the province that have helped us to implement successful programs to support and enhance the lives of companion animals. The animal welfare/rescue system in BC is very fractured, however, and as a result does not necessarily provide an environment to support sustainable solutions to protect and enhance the lives of animals, despite the fact that there are many organizations doing critical life saving work. We would like to situate ourselves to be of the most benefit to ensure a responsive animal welfare system that supports the community as whole, the animal rescue community, and companion animals across the province. We would like to build upon our existing partnerships to ensure we all have a meaningful voice and constructive role in responding to current issues and needs in a fiscally conservative environment. To do this we would undertake a three year process that will identify what is being done throughout the province; what are the gaps; what we are doing well, what we should continue doing and enhance; what we should stop doing, and what new programs we should start.

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.

Building Capacity To Protect Wildlife

We need to upgrade our existing donor/supporter outreach system to Vertical Response mass mailing. Vertical Response will fully integrate into our Salesforce environment, allowing easy generation and mailing of targeted emails and our monthly e-newsletter for specific events, projects and fundraising campaigns (such as our next guide outfitter territory purchase). Enhancing our existing Salesforce database and donor management systems will allow more effective and greater communication both to donors and internally within Raincoast. Training all staff on Salesforce for will allow for effective communications and strategic development; this will allow for more effective outreach and campaign engagement. Upgrading will also allow for greater use of our social media to raise awareness of animal welfare issues in BC. Overall, these steps will lead to a more efficient, effective and powerful communications strategy and create more opportunities for funding, and therefore allow us to engage greater numbers of donors to support Raincoast's animal welfare/wildlife protection initiatives.

Regional Animal Protection Society


RAPS would like the opportunity to update its technical/Marketing need to ensure the advancement of the organization for future years, by first implementing a new user friendly website & Mobile application that can be updated by present management on a daily basis, showcasing featured animal videos' in hopes of raising awareness and interest of animal adoption. We also require an internet based shelter software program and computers will enable RAPS sanctuary and shelter to keep accurate account of all animal data and medical needs. And we would like the opportunity to print new brochures and other marketing tools to help us educate the general public about what we do and the programs we offer that can help individuals with their present pets or future pets and increase awareness of the 'op to adopt' campaign.

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.

Rest.Q Animal Sanctuary Society

35 x 45 sq ft Fenced Enclosure for Rest.Q Safe House on Galiano Island

Phase 1 of our infrastructure development plan is currently underway as we begin to construct 2 small buildings called Safe Houses for the animals in need on Galiano Island. To adequately meet the holistic needs of animals to be housed in the Safe Houses, Phase 2 of the development plan involves creating an enclosed outdoor area attached to each Safe House (total 35x45sq ft). This enclosure will offer animals the opportunity to exercise and explore nature while they are with us at the sanctuary. Some will be unable to go outside due to their medical needs. However there will be others who are in transition and would benefit from freedom to be indoors and/or outdoors. The additional space with an outdoor enclosure will provide animals with an opportunity to retreat and relax while maintaining their safety. The completely enclosed outdoor area AND the Safe Houses will enable us to more adequately meet animal needs. We hope that you can help us to help those who cannot speak and have such great needs.

Rest.Q Safe House - Galiano Island, B.C.

Rest.q would like to construct 2 small buildings (10'X10' each) totally dedicated to caring for unique animal situations. Animals who are awaiting transport to the vet, animals at the end of life needing peace and quiet, animals needing medical attention or any other special needs situation that would find comfort and quiet in the Safe House. The houses would contain kennels, sleeping cots, running water, heat, light, and whatever is needed to provide a clean, safe 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.

Senior Animals in Need Today Society

Chicken/Duck/Turkey Enclosure

SAINTS is a unique environment. Rather than the traditional stainless steel kennels and cement floors of a shelter, the sanctuary is based out of the founder’s home. SAINTS is located on a three acre property on the outskirts of Mission, surrounded by agricultural land. Over the years, its rooms have been renovated to meet the needs of the animals, as have the outlying buildings and barn. Being a charity, however, SAINTS is typically able to take on only one project at a time. Since it was started in 2004, a good deal of progress has been made. Enclosures have been built to allow the cats protected outdoor access; an isolation room and an office have been added; and a room with a large outdoor run has been created to separate the cats with feline leukemia. More recently, the outdoor shelters near the barn have been modified to provide refuge for several farm animals seized in a BC SPCA cruelty investigation. Now, the most pressing need for SAINTS is updated housing for its chickens, ducks, and elderly, blind turkey. The new enclosure will give the birds indoor and outdoor access, while providing protection from the elements and security from predators. The new enclosure will also allow birds with special needs to be separated from the main flock as needed.

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.