Fund Administration


What It Is

The Jessie and Bandit Fund was officially established as a BC Society January 27th, 2017. The fund is designed to manage donations received by Canada West Veterinary Specialists and to use those donations to provide financial assistance for the cost of care to owners of pets being treated at our hospital in appropriate cases.

How It Works

Donations to the Jessie and Bandit Fund will be used to assist animals in need according to the funding criteria outlined below.

Funding Criteria

Not everyone who applies for help from the Jessie and Bandit Fund will receive it as the limited resources cannot meet the level of need. Hospital veterinarians will determine the recipients on a case-by-case basis according to fund resources and the patient’s situation. They will consider applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • The patient is being treated at Canada West Veterinary Specialists
  • The care must be critical to patient’s quality of life
  • The patient must have a reasonable prognosis
  • The owner(s) must have financial need
  • The owner(s) agree to pictures and video of their pets (pending a good outcome) being used on Canada West and third party websites, social media channels and other promotional materials for the Jessie + Bandit Animal Care Fund

Jessie + Bandit Animal Care Fund money recipients will never be asked to pay the money back. The Fund will continue to rely only on donations, not payments.


Three senior members and one alternate member of the hospital will be on the internal approval committee. This will allow for 24/7 coverage and rapid approval for patients that may be recipient of the funds.