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Small Animal Rescue Society of BC

Monetary Donation | Article by: Cindy Cherry

Since 2004 over 3000 animals have found homes.   The inspiration to the founder? These 2 rabbits.

Cindy Cherry here, and as a child growing up I always had what they now call “pocket pets”.  What a cute designer name that reflects our society of today. That same society can also be called a disposable society.  This is reflected by how many unwanted pets there are out there.  That is why when I came across this great Society out in British Columbia, the DCPRF had to support it.  In my first initial research on them, their website describes why so many of their rescues are abandoned and they use the same expression  my father used to say to me if he saw my rabbit’s water bowl was empty., and that is, “Oh, I see, the novelty has worn off”.  Click here if you want to know more about Don Cherry vs Cindy Cherry and their pet sagas.


The Small Animal Rescue Society of BC is a 100 % volunteered run program that rescues and re-homes small animals that have been neglected, injured, and abandoned. Click here to some of their rescue stories


As with all reputable rescue organizations, they also have a mandate to promote responsible pet guardianship through education, advocacy, and spay/neuter initiatives.  Here is something to think about. If you buy a rabbit from a pet store it may cost around $40.00.  You then should do the right thing and get it neutered or spayed which could cost you between $120-200, if you’re lucky.  A rescued animal can be adopted and already be altered for about $60.00.  So do your due diligence in checking out your options before going out and buying a small pet.  You have to know there are way too many unwanted pets out there.  Don’t promote breeding more of them, by buying them.  Remember, adopt don’t shop.  Never truer words said.