Where your dollars go
The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause is the organization’s biggest fundraiser and our work would not be possible without your support. The BC SPCA currently receives no provincial or federal government funding and we rely on your generosity to continue our life-saving work. All funds raised at each walk stay in the community to make the life saving work of your local BC SPCA branch possible.
The BC SPCA is pleased to have received an “A+” for overall efficiency from MoneySense magazine. We pride ourselves on our low administration and fundraising costs and work hard to ensure that your fundraising directly impacts the animals we serve. All funds raised stay in your community to benefit local shelters.
In 2012, the BC SPCA carried out this mission by:
- Operating 30 community animal care centres, two education and adoption centres, one store-front adoption facility, three volunteer-run branches without facilities and Wild ARC, a wildlife rehabilitation centre on Vancouver Island.
- Rescuing 28,973 injured, homeless, neglected and abused animals.
- Reuniting 4,477 lost animals with their anxious families.
- Finding new, loving families for 16,363 homeless animals.
- Helping 2,464 injured and orphaned wild animals at Wild ARC, the BC SPCA's wildlife rehabilitation centre.
- Conducting 6,042 new cruelty investigations and removing 869 animals from dangerous or neglectful situations.
- Providing nearly $2 million for a wide range of programs to reduce pet overpopulation and maintaining the goal of 100% pre-adoption spay/neuter of dogs, cats and rabbits in all of its branches.
What your fundraising dollars do for an animal in our care:
$110 spays a cat
$25 cares for a rabbit for a month
$20 cares for a horse for a day
$25 cares for an otter for a day
$120 provides one night of emergency response services
2012 BC SPCA Expenditures
On behalf of the animals we care for, thank you for all of your hard work and support.