VANCOUVER, November 8, 2000 - As jungles, forests and water vanish, 50-100 species become extinct every day. It is the greatest rate of extinction since the end of the dinosaurs according to The Humane Society of Canada. "This tragic situation will get worse putting more and more animals at risk, but now you can do something practical about it by becoming more educated and by taking action to save these wondrous creatures. Wildlife Guardians is a proactive program that has numerous benefits including helping those animals most at risk," says Al Hickey, Western Regional Director for The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).


Benefits of Wildlife Guardians


One of the most important benefits of the Wildlife Guardians program is that it helps animals by allowing The Humane Society of Canada to carry out effective campaigns aimed at reducing the suffering and habitat loss of certain species of animals.

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[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres, and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment.

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation here. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty and violence, we don’t give up. Ever.