Friday, October 23, 2020
From Your Home
Offleashed brings together hundreds of animal lovers in Vancouver and Victoria every year to celebrate the joy of animals and to support the BC SPCA’s lifesaving work around the province. Even though so much has changed in 2020, we still want to come together to make a difference for the animals. So we invite you to join us in a new way!
This year, Offleashed will be one short and sweet celebration, with the same heartwarming and inspirational stories you love to hear. We’ll also have plenty of animals – it’s not going to be quite the same as the Cuddle Lounge, but we’ll do our best!.
Friday, October 23
7:45pm Closing Toast
Our Offleashed teams are creating two special pre-shows for you to choose from (both featuring cute animals!):
In Vancouver, we’ll have an awesome and fun interactive program for kids and families
In Victoria, we’ll host a behind-the-scenes look at the shelter
Tickets are $48 per household and are fully tax-deductible.
Why $48? That is how much it costs to cover the care in our shelters for a cat or dog for three days. So you are already helping animals in need by registering today!
Offleashed will be streamed live via our website. There will be no software to download and you won’t need to appear on camera. All details about how to join us will be sent to registered guests the week of the event.
Thank You to Our Incredible Sponsors
The Jack and Darlene Poole Foundation
Wayne Deans and Leslie La Vie
Your generosity changes thousands of animals’ lives – more than 40,000 annually. The millions of dollars raised through Offleashed have powered so many of the BC SPCA’s vital programs: sheltering and adoptions, pet food bank and outreach services, veterinary care, wildlife rehabilitation, and summer camps and school programs for kids.
Your kindness and compassion have given so many animals’ stories a happy ending. For Rian, his happy ending is his new life with the O’Neill family in Vancouver.
“I just thought he was the best thing ever. The whole way home with him in my lap, I just thought, I’m dreaming!”
– Maiya, 10 years old
Rian was adopted by the O’Neill family after appearing on CTV News with Kim Monteith, Manager, Animal Welfare.
Join us at 6:30 for our Kids Corner on October 23rd to hear more about Rian and his new family!
Animals – and people – across our province need the BC SPCA’s help every day. This year, that’s been truer than ever. Since the start of the pandemic, the BC SPCA has provided vulnerable animals and their guardians with critical support through increased pet food banks, emergency boarding assistance, and by serving as a vital resource in every community. The BC SPCA is uniquely able to deploy efficient, transformative help across British Columbia.
No matter what, the BC SPCA will be there for the animals and the people who love them. We know you will be too.
All funds raised at Offleashed support the BC SPCA’s mission work.
Average Surgery, and medical care for an animal in an emergency
One month of food and care for a horse
One month of formula for a litter of orphaned kittens
First response to a cruelty complaint from one of our animal protection officers
One day of specialized meals for the animals at Wild ARC
Essential vaccinations for one dog or cat