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BC SPCA Calendar Contest: Make your pet a star!

Lauren A. and Charlie


My name is Charlie, but my friends call me 'Boo'. I'm a nine-year-old Australian cattle dog crossed with a chocolate lab. Charlie is short for Charlotte but I'm a bit of a tomboy. In 2003, I was rescued from an abusive home and brought to Vancouver, BC where I was adopted by a wonderful family.

In 2009 I had a spinal stroke. A small piece of bone (no bigger than the tip of a pencil) broke off one of the discs in my back and got lodged in my spinal cord. That, in turn, stopped the blood flow to the lower half of my body and I became paralyzed from the waist down. Yes, ouch is right! But I'm proud to represent the mere 10% of pups like me that aren't unnecessarily euthanized.

It's been three years since the accident and I have regained the ability to wag my tail! Out of my large family, my auntie Lauren was the only one who was willing to step up and take care of me. It hasn't been easy but we've found our way together.

My favourite pass-times include playing fetch, gnawing on my ball, dismembering off-limit stuffed animals and stopping at nothing to attain out of reach goodies (I can even open the fridge by myself). Auntie Lauren got me an awesome wheelchair and now I can go off-roading! The wheelchair makes me just like my idol Rick Hansen - who I got to meet last year! We also like to dress me up for Halloween and other special occasions (check me out in my Batman costume above). People that we pass on the street often look at me with pity, but spend any amount of time with me and you'll see I'm the happiest dog in the world.

I want to share my smile with the world and thank all those who were kind to me, all those who believed in me and stuck by me along the way. And a message from all us pups and pets out there to our favourite human friends: we'll never give up on you - please never give up on us. Thank you for your support!

Charlie aka 'Boo'



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Top of the Table

Cynthia J. and Aries
donated: C$700
donated: C$700
wayne T.
donated: C$500
donated: C$500
Monique W.
donated: C$500
Terry Husband and Gunny
donated: C$467
Pamela B.
donated: C$450
Douglas H.
donated: C$350
Sue and Doug H. and Donny
donated: C$320
Jason P.
donated: C$300

All Donors
Lauren A. and Charlie
Tracy O. and Destiny and Fozzy Bear
Michael D. and Oscar
Faye Rolston and Zoe
Lori H. and Harley and pals
Russ W. and Hershey
Corree & Daren .. and Buddha & Turbo
Jaclyn S. and Pierre
Wendy C. and Mocha
Cynthia J. and Aries
My goal: C$1,500

I already raised: C$1,695

Campaign Ended


Thank you for your support!

Raised C$43,331 out of C$41,600

Final Results:


Top 13 Fundraisers

Thank you to everybody for an amazing calendar contest and all your efforts to raise funds to rescue and care for the most vulnerable animals in BC. Congratulations to the winners on securing a spot for their pet(s) in our 2014 Calendar. Winners will be contacted by email on Monday April 22nd with instructions on providing photographs for the calendar.

*In the event of discrepancies between the listing of donors in the Highest Impact Report and the actual dollars raised, the winners were determined based on actual dollars raised.   

Michael D. And Oscar  $       1,720.00
Tracy O., Destiny & Fozzy Bear  $       1,715.00
Lauren & Charlie  $       1,695.00
Faye Rolston & Zoe  $       1,565.00
Lori H. and Harley and pals  $       1,423.00
Su W. And Crouton  $       1,401.00
Russ W. And Hershey  $       1,400.00
Corree & Daren and Buddha & Turbo  $       1,335.00
Jaclyn S and Pierre  $       1,315.00
Wendy C. And Mocha  $       1,302.00
Cynthia J. And Aries  $       1,301.00
Linda M and Rexy  $       1,275.00
Sue and Doug H. And Donny  $       1,255.00

** In the event of a winner being unable to provide suitable photographs by the deadline as specified in the rules the spot will be offered to the next runner-up.

Runners Up

Terry Husband and Gunny  $       1,252.00
Leah R. And Jasper  $       1,250.00
Sabriena, Nick, Hershey and Harley  $           960.00

The power of your gift!

  • $100 - Kindness Counts
    Reaches 100 students through our “Kindness Counts” curriculum helping to stop the cycle of abuse by teaching empathy.
  •  $120 – Emergency Rescue
    Pays to rescue an animal hit by a car, or injured in some other way.
  •  $200 Rescue on the Go Kit
    Emergency supplies to help our Special Provincial Constables save animal lives in remote areas and high-risk situations.
  • $300 Cruelty Hotline
    Covers a shift at our Hotline making it easier for Good Samaritans to get help for an animal.
  •  $485 Dog care
    Covers the average cost of care for one dog including: shelter, food, vaccinations, spay/neuter, ID tattoo, medical checks and adoption matching.
  •  $784 Cat care
    Covers the same expenses for a cat as above, but for much longer. Due to cat overpopulation the average cat stays in our shelter for 59 days, compared to only 22 for a dog.
  •  $1000 Eagle care
    Covers ten days of care including: x-rays, medications, flight pen exercise, rehabilitation and many pounds of food.
  • $1800 Horse care
    Covers food, shelter, medical care and rehabilitation over an average stay of three months for a horse rescued in a cruelty investigation.

The BC SPCA currently does not receive any provincial or federal government support. The abused and abandoned animals we rescue depend on your support!




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Contest Rules

  1. Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated.
  2. The thirteen (13) animals (12 months and one cover) with the most votes at April 19th, 2013 at 9:00 pm PT will be featured in the 2014 Animal Lovers' Calendar. 
  3. A selection of 3-4 print quality photos of each winning animal must be provided by May 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm to be included in the production of the calendar. Photos must be high quality, taken at maximum resolution, 300 DPI, minimum 4-megapixels and in a generally accepted file format. Please note: most phone photos will not meet these standards.
  4. Photos submitted for the calendar must include at least one animal, and should be present in no less than 2/3 of the frame. Landscape format is preferred. Please ensure that the photo is sharp and in focus. 
  5. Photos of cats and domestic birds must be taken indoors. Dogs in photographs taken outdoors must be shown wearing a collar and ID tag. 
    The BC SPCA is opposed to practices that prevent animals from expressing natural animal behaviours. Photos should not feature animals performing unnatural activities including wearing clothing or costumes.
  6. If the photo contains an individual, you must be able to confirm and provide written authorization from that person for the BC SPCA to use the photo. It is preferred that the photo not feature individuals.
  7. If appropriate print quality photos are not provided by the deadline the BC SPCA will offer the spot in the calendar to the next runner up.
  8. By agreeing to the waiver, you will also acknowledge and give permission to the BC SPCA to use the name, story and photo of the animal entered in future various publications and materials, including the 2014 Animal Lovers Calendar. 
  9. The BC SPCA reserves the right to disqualify an entry based on objectionable content or depiction of the animal or persons in a photo. The registration fee will be not be refunded. Donations collected will be refunded if requested by the donor.