Spay – Neuter Saves Lives and Ends Suffering

The Okanagan Humane Society (OHS) is a Registered Canadian Charity  #8888 17269 RR 0001 formed in 1996 by volunteers committed to solving pet overpopulation.  OHS carries out its Mission by:

  1. assisting low income families with access to low cost spay/neuter and sometimes medical care for their pets;
  2. rescuing, treating and rehoming stray, feral or abandoned animals; 
  3. promoting responsible pet care through public awareness and education.

OHS is 100% volunteer run, and foster home based, relying only on donations and grants. We could not function without our supporters, volunteers and the care and compassion of our veterinary partners. Pet Assistance Program*:  Low income families or individuals can apply for assistance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PetAssistance *This program requires application and qualification. It is dependant on income level, OHS’ resources, and veterinary partner availability. Veterinarians reserve the right to refuse service if applicant qualification is in question, or for any other reason. Rescue Program:  To report lost, stray, feral or abandoned cats needing help, apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RescueAnimals

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On behalf of the Directors, Volunteers and Members of the Okanagan Humane Society, we thank all of the individual donors and the following granting agencies who generously support the animals we rescue:

Thanks to CanFel Foundation of Guelph, Ontario for their generous support of our work to stop cat overpopulation with multiple Spay/Neuter Grants.

Deep appreciation to Central Okanagan Foundation which has provided a generous 3 year commitment to help with the OHS Community Cat Trap Neuter Release Program, and in support of Low Cost Spay Neuter assistance for low income families to help fix their pets.

“The Central Okanagan Foundation is a community foundation providing an ongoing contribution to the quality of life in our community through building endowments, grant making and community leadership. We bring donors and charities together to provide for the needs of the community today, tomorrow and forever.”

Thanks to a generous donation of $5,000 donation from Private Donor Christopher Grauer, through the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen for assistance with the Rescue Program in 2020.

Your Community Foundation - For Good. Forever.

Annual funding has generously been provided by the B.C. Provincial Government B.C. Gaming Grant Commission in support of the Rescue Program.

Thank you to WestJet for providing our First Prize for the 2019 Raffle and making it a wonderful success for the animals. $15,000 was raised!

Support from private donors and granting agencies is critical to our mission work. Without you solving pet overpopulation in the Okanagan would not be possible.