A Second Chance - 2014

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A Second Chance - 2014

"One of the first things our staff noticed was a pellet sticking out of the top of his head. And then, under his bloody, matted fur, a severe slash down his face and across his neck."

..but Nelson got a second chance!

Our East Kootenay branch manager, Brenna Baker, will never forget the busy day Nelson was brought in. A Good Samaritan called to say she spotted an injured cat along side the highway. Brenna immediately sent an animal care attendant to find him. Covered in blood, Nelson was terrified and it took some time to coax him from his hiding place.

When they got Nelson into the vet, he was barely moving and they feared the worst...
 

Double Your Donation - Save More Lives

Thanks to some amazing and generous animal lovers both matches have now been met!

Inspired by the remarkable generosity of animal lovers, the Eldon & Anne Foote Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation matched up to $50,000 in donations to A Second Chance.

Longtime BC SPCA supporter Mrs. Gisela Waibel also loved the idea of being able to help more animals. She  pledged to match an additional $5,000 in donations.  

Thank you to the Eldon & Anne Foote Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation, Gisela Waibel and the generous BC SPCA supporters whose gifts have been matched for helping twice as many animals get a second chance.

 

The Happy Ending...

Once Nelson was at the vet, he was rushed into surgery. The vet discovered that he had seven pellets from a pellet gun, embedded in his head, and determined that the deep wound across his neck was from a knife. Even though Nelson was frightened of another person hurting him, he came to understand that we were there to help...

 

 
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Completed Successfully

Thank you for your support!

Our 1,418 donors and supporters made this campaign a success in 44 days.

Raised C$189,382 out of C$189,000

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Will I get a charitable tax receipt for this gift?

Answer:

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Question:

How does the BC SPCA compare to other charities in managing donors' contributions effectively?

Answer:

The BC SPCA is proud to be among the elite group of Canadian organizations to be accredited by Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for charities and nonprofits.

The BC SPCA has received accreditation status through the Imagine Canada Standards Program, a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to demonstrate excellence in five fundamental areas: financial accountability and transparency; board governance; fundraising; staff management and volunteer involvement.

Only 45 charitable organizations hold Imagine Canada accreditation status and the BC SPCA is the first Canadian humane society to become accredited.

You can be confident that your BC SPCA donation is being used efficiently and effectively. Read more about our governance and accountability here.

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Donors

Blair R.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$5,000
Anagha G.
White Rock, BC, Canada
donated: C$2,000
Linda S.
Canada
donated: C$2,000
Susan B.
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,940
C.M.
Canada
donated: C$1,500
Sheila S.
New Westminster, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Martin B.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Julia B.
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Gail P.
Comox, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Charles S.
Victoria, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
wanda P.
Kelowna, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Linda M.
North Saanich, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Linda Smallshaw
Canada
donated: C$1,000
Lars Borghardt
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Naila N.
Richmond, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Barbara P.
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
Bev B.
Kilauea, HI
donated: C$1,000
irene S.
Victoria, BC, Canada
donated: C$1,000
N.Y.
Canada
donated: C$1,000
Janis S.
Burnaby, BC, Canada
donated: C$800
Glen P.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$800
William R C.
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$800
rena B.
Langley, BC, Canada
donated: C$750
Ken C.
Victoria, BC, Canada
donated: C$700
Judy L.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$700
Ria and Mark Toffoli
Delta, BC, Canada
donated: C$600
maureen W.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$600
Diane F.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$600
Donna B.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
donated: C$600
Ilga G A.
Powell River, BC, Canada
donated: C$600

All Donors
Jana M.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
1273
visitors
C$1,295
impact
Catherine S.
Langley, BC, Canada
734
visitors
C$940
impact
Diane F.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
293
visitors
C$700
impact
Nicola B.
BC, Canada
340
visitors
C$450
impact
elsa G.
430
visitors
C$135
impact
Julianna Green
Canada
14
visitors
C$100
impact
Heather P.
Surrey, BC, Canada
9
visitors
C$30
impact
Jeremy P.
Smithers, British Columbia
2
visitors
C$10
impact