Your Impact in 2015

We’re grateful to all of the compassionate British Columbians who are fighting cruelty with kindness across BC. We are especially thankful for those who have generously donated or given their time as volunteers to make all of the acts of kindness shown here possible.

When you work with the BC SPCA you save lives and set tails wagging!



The BC SPCA is reliant on public donations. Gifts from the wonderfully generous people who donate make it possible to save animals and prevent future cruelty.



Each year nearly 4,000 volunteers throughout the province heroically give their time to help the animals through a wide range of activities from dog walking, to cat wellness, animal fostering, advocacy and fundraising.


Animals rescued and sheltered

Last year we rescued more than 25,000 injured, abandoned and abused animals (companion, farm and wild animals) and care for them either at one of our 36 local branches across B.C. or our Wild ARC wildlife rehabilitation centre.


Animals adopted

Each year the BC SPCA finds new homes for thousands of animals - dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, hamsters and more. By making the BC SPCA your first adoption option you are giving a great animal a second chance for a happy life.


Cruelty Investigations

The BC SPCA is the only animal welfare organization in B.C. with the authority to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty and to recommend charges to Crown counsel for the prosecution of those who inflict suffering on animals.


Youth reached through Humane Education

We work with youth to build empathy and self-esteem through engaging with animals, which has been shown to help reduce bullying and violence. Humane Education is the key to preventing future violence towards animals and people, and making our communities safer and more humane.


Community outreach & advocacy initiatives

Through our work with local, provincial and federal governments to create laws that support and protect animals, our pet food banks, free veterinary services and our community education programs to promote responsible pet guardianship we are working to build safer and more humane communities.


Animals benefitting from SPCA Certified

SPCA Certified is a third party farm certification and food-labelling program designed to raise farm animal welfare standards in Canada. You can support high welfare standards for farm animals when you go to the grocery store: find out which farms are SPCA certified and where to buy their products.



Unwanted animals are more likely to be victims of cruelty. That is why reducing overpopulation through spay/neuter helps prevent cruelty. We spay and neuter all dogs, cats and rabbits in our care prior to adoption and fund spay/neuter programs in many communities experiencing cat overpopulation.