Local  British Columbia Organizations

Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals

Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals (CCFA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals raised for food in Canada through public education, legislative change and consumer choice. CCFA supporters are animal protection organizations across Canada representing over 120,000 Canadians.

UBC Animal Research

Stop UBC Animal Research is a community-based campaign that employs peaceful and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC.

Liberation BC

Vision: A world in which humans recognize and respect that all animals have a fundamental right to life, liberty and the freedom from human-caused exploitation and harm.

Mission:To expose animal exploitation through outreach and education.To promote a vegan lifestyle as the most effective and attainable way to protect animals.To provide support and build a strong community of effective animal advocates.

Richmond Animal Protection Society

Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) is a registered charity that operates two shelters in the City of Richmond, British Columbia.

Hearts on Noses

Hearts on Noses is a registered non-profit society in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, that rescues, rehabilitates and cares for unwanted, injured, orphaned, abused, neglected and abandoned mini pigs.

Small Animal Rescue Society

The Small Animal Rescue Society of BC is a registered society run by volunteers. Our primary focus is to rescue and rehome small animals in need.

Fur-Bearer Defenders

As one of Canada’s oldest animal protection groups, Fur-Bearer Defenders (Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals) has been working to put an end to trapping cruelty and protect fur-bearing animals.

Animal Defense and Anti-Vivisection Society

Dedicated to ending the use of animals in medical research.

Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy


VRRA is dedicated to raising awareness of rabbits as house pets, to the care and shelter of abandoned and neglected rabbits, and to education regarding the problems of rabbit breeding, selling.

BC Protect Biodiversity Campaign

A campaign to push for an endangered species law in BC.


Lifeforce is a non-profit Vancouver based ecology organization that was formed in 1981 to raise public awareness of the interrelationship between people, animals, and the environment.

Wildlife Rescue Association

WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC provides leadership in rehab.


SAINTS was started in December 2004 after volunteers at other animal shelters saw many senior animals spending their last days in a shelter or pound. From the time we opened our doors, the number of animals in need has been astounding and ever-growing. When SAINTS moved into its first location it started with 16 cats, 12 dogs and 2 rabbits. SAINTS has since found its permanent home on 3 beautiful acres in Mission, BC.

Other Organizations

Farm Sanctuary

Currently, Farm Sanctuary operates two shelters — a 175-acre farm in upstate New York and a 300-acre farm in northern California. Our shelters rescue, rehabilitate and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals who have been rescued from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. Here, the animals are given all the care and love needed to recover from a lifetime of abuse and neglect.

Peaceful Prairy

A safe haven for rescued farm animals that have been given a second chance at life.

Best Friends Animal Society

No more homeless pets