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SPCA "approves" of "Pure Bred" rescue groups

There are no big cross-breeds rescue organizations, the dogs that need help the most but take the most money, time, and committment, the ones that the SPCA kills so many of. Even the all-breed groups listed do only the nice and easy small breeds.

I have a rock-bottom opinion of anyone who "selects" what breeds they will help. This is not just prejudice on my part - "purebred" rescuers have proven over and over that their mind-sets are very close to the "breeder mind-set". Some will even turn away sterilized dogs. Some will kill, or recommending killing, any dog that has behaviour problems. Some will kill, or recommend killing, dogs with expensive medical problems. Many are as self-serving in their way as breeders are. Notice that there are two SPCA employees (Helen York quit or was fired recently, before she appeared in court to justify the seizure of John van Dongen's colts seizure which she attended. The judge found that seizure to be illegal and unlawful), who practice "elitist rescue".

This is on a par with SPCA employees who breed. There is a certain mind-set that sees animals as objects - to be bred and sold or to be killed or to be "rescued" according to the physical traits or the "worthiness" of the object.

These "pure-bred rescuers" are almost all the SPCA's silent, secretive "Little Women". To keep from being cut-off by the SPCA they keep quiet about all the nasty things they know. In other words - in order to serve themselves - to be allowed to get a few of their chosen breed away from the SPCA - they betray thousands of other breeds and species by their silence. "Animal Quislings" is the only name for these people. No wonder they are "SPCA approved".

BC SPCA Approved Breed Rescue List, May 10, 2005

AIREDALE TERRIER Airecanada Airedale Terrier Rescue Network
Maureen Scott, BC Coordinator
mmscott@telus.net www.airecanada.com

ALASKAN MALAMUTE Alaskan Malamute Help League Website Beverly Badke
discreet@telus.net www.malamuterescue.com

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS ARPH (Aussie Rescue Placement Helpline) Joanne Lim
Joanne_lim51@hotmail.com
www.aussierescue.com

BELGIAN SHEPHERD RESCUE
(includes Malinois/ Tervueren/Groenendael and Laekenios) Belgian Shepherd Rescue
Marla Bailey
attar.dea@shaw.ca
http://members.shaw.ca/attra.dea/

BORDER COLLIE That'll Do Border Collie Rescue Lower Mainland, BC bcrescue@telus.net
http://www.bcbordercollies.com

BOSTON TERRIER BC Boston Terrier Rescue
Ana-Maria Davies
btccrescue@dccnet.com
www.bostonterrierclubofcanada.com

BOXER Boxer Rescue Canada
Lesa Ibarra (Lesa Iberra will help to rescue any dog)
holyboxersbatman@shaw.ca
www.boxerrescuecanada.org

CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG (LOUISIANA CUR)
Catahoula Rescue Network (Kim Archibald Surrey SPCA manager)
grimmsmama@yahoo.ca
karchibald@spca.bc.ca
www.catahoularescue.com

CHIHUAHUA
BC Chihuahua Rescue Mary Whiting
bccr@pawsworld.com
http://www.chirescue.org
The Chihuahua Club of British Columbia Lisa chi.lady@shaw.ca
(604) 524-9987
Sherrill Sherrill_Ducharme@shaw.ca
Sandy Robb comico_is@yahoo.ca

COCKER SPANIEL
Cocker Spaniel Rescue Of BC
Carol Jackson
cocker_spaniel_rescue_BC@yahoo.com
http://csr_of_BC.tripod.com/cockerspanielrescueofBC/

COLLIE
Okanagan Collie Rescue
Okanagan, BC
Janet Lamont
BobandJanet_Lamont@telus.net
Kelowna
Doreen Steeves
Jndsteeves@shaw.ca
Penticton
Colleen Hunter
Collies_r_us@telus.net
Coquitlam
Terry Yada
yada@shaw.ca
North Vancovuer
http://www.geocities.com/okanagancollierescue
http://www.okanagan-collie-rescue.petfinder.com

CORGI
Donna Stewart
Pembroke And Cardigan critterkeeper62@hotmail.com

DACHSHUND
Independent Dachsund Rescue
Bonnie Hayward
keighley00@hotmail.com
Canadian Dachsund Rescue Terri Epp
terriLepp@yahoo.ca
Tammy McGregor
psychobunny@rogers.com
www.wienerdogrescue.com

DOBERMAN
BC Doberman Club Rescue Committee
Katherine Stead
kath_044@yahoo.com
Carol Lenaghan
remember@uniserve.com
Carol Hauta
acclaim@uniserve.com
http://users.uniserve.com/~remember/BCdpc/

ENGLISH MASTIFF RESCUE
Canadian Mastiff Club Rescue Lynda Martin
cheadlemastiff@telus.net
Mastiff Club of America and Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue Julie Nelson
bjcjan@aol.com
Dana Burnett
burnettmail@harbornet.net
www.spdrdogs.org
www.mastiff.org

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER
Wanda Tilly
lichen-t@shaw.ca

GREAT DANE
Great Dane Club of Canada
Elaine Dixon
www.danesindistress.com

SIGHTHOUND/GREYHOUND/ITALIAN GREYHOUND
Greyhound/Italian Greyhound/Sighthound Rescue
Jackie Emard
Emeomi@hotmail.com

IRISH WOLFHOUND
Irish Wolfhound Rescue
Helen York (BC SCPA SPC Helen York quit or was fired recently, before she appeared in court to justify the seizure of John van Dongen's colts seizure which she attended. The judge found that seizure to be illegal and unlawful)
wolfhound@telus.net
Via the IW Club of Canada

LHASA APSO
Furbaby Rescue
Eleni
elleny@attbi.com

MINIATURE PINSCHER
Minpin & Shiba Rescue BC Mia Riback
mia@direct.ca
www.minpinandshibarescuebc.com

PAPILLON
Papillon Canada Rescue
rescue@papilloncanada.org
Vancouver Island Contact: Peggy Wildsmith
Located in: Ladysmith
Email: homebuddies@telus.net
www.papilloncanada.org/rescue.htm

PIT BULL TERRIER
(APBTS, AMSTAFFS, STAFFY BULLS )
Hugabull (Katie Ernst Vancouver City Pound employee who took Pit bull to Atlas Animal Hospital to be killed)
hugabully@hotmail.com
www.hugabully.com

SHAR-PEI
Tnt SHAR-PEI RESCUE
Terry Cole
tdcole@shaw.ca
http://www.tntsharpeirescue.com

SHETLAND SHEEPDOG
Shetland Sheepdog Club Of BC
Shelties@heartwood-publishing.com
http://www.compupets.com/sscBC/rescue.htm

SHIBA INU
Shiba Inu & Min. Pinscher Rescue BC Lower Mainland, BC
Mia Riback
mia@direct.ca
www.minpinandshibarescuebc.com

SHIH TZU
Furbaby Rescue
Eleni
elleny@attbi.com
www.furbaby.com

SIBERIAN HUSKY
Siberian Husky Club of BC
Joanne Dixon
nativesiberians@shaw.ca

TERRIER MIXES
Terrier Rescue Of BC
(Not Jack Russell Or Fox Terrier)
Jackie Emard
Emeomi@hotmail.com

VIZSLA/WEIMARANER
Wanda Tilly
lichen-t@shaw.ca

All Breed Rescues in BC

Rescue Name Location Contact Information Website
Little Paws Rescue Links
Lower Mainland
Diana Sinfield
dsinfield@hotmail.com
Julia Beaton
wiggles@telus.net
Rob McBride (island rep)
www.littlepaws.ca

Okanagan Cocker Spaniel Shih Tzu Rescue Society
Okanagan
Wendy McIntyre
ocssrs@yahoo.ca

Second Chances
Island
Bev Davis
koha17@shaw.ca
www.petfinder.com/shelters/BC109.html

Cat Rescues in BC
Purebred Cat Rescue
Lower Mainland
Contact: Bonnie Bowman
(excellent facility with isolation room, cattery – takes Persians all kinds of purebred cats)

Persian Cat Rescue (and Himalayans)
Contact: Julia Bendel – Director of Victoria Cat Rescue
robbendel@shaw.ca

Nanaimo Feral Cat Rescue
Contacts:Patty Berry
Kelly Berry

Cats Alive (Gabriola Island)
Contacts: Norm
Nestie (250)
Billie Hatton

Cowichan Cat Rescue
Contact: Penny Simpson

CatNap (Cats Needing Aid and Protection)
Contacts:Kathi Barrt
Gloria Peachy
Protection Island contact is Dave

VOKRA
Karen Duncan
Action for Animals in Distress Society
Nikki Forbes
nforbes@telus.net
Wonderful “Seniors for Seniors” program

Cat Care Veterinary Clinic (fully staffed vet hospital – kittens only)
Shannon Office Manager

Messages In This Thread

SPCA "approves" of "Pure Bred" rescue groups
According to the BC SPCA
Re: SPCA "approves" of "Pure Bred" rescue groups
You're not bad, but are you elitist?
Re: SPCA "approves" of "Pure Bred" rescue groups
ADMIN! This subject has generated a lot of heat from some of the SPCA's listed partners
It turned out the dog wasn’t pure so they wouldn’t help it
Big Heart works with breed specific rescue organizations

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