Open arms for animals in need.
Victoria Humane Society is involved with animal welfare at many levels in the Victoria region and across the province. From heroic acts of rescue, to conducting spay and neuter clinics in remote communities, to ongoing fundraising events, we step up for animals in every possible way. Through a unique network of over 300 volunteers and 100 foster homes, the animals we rescue are placed with qualified and compassionate individuals before they transition to permanent homes. This provides adopting families with a very clear picture of each animal’s unique personality and suitability for their home.
Victoria Humane Society accepts dogs, cats and small animals from Victoria, Vancouver Island and across BC who have been abandoned, mistreated or can longer be cared for by their owners. In some instances, we partner with other rescue organizations to help save animals in dire need. For example, since our inception, we have actively worked with Whistler Sled Dog Company to save and re-home retired sled dogs. Almost all of VHS adopting families and individuals are from the Greater Victoria/Vancouver Island region.