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!
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.
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.
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.
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.