Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

You can become a member of one of the largest animal welfare organizations of its kind in North America! BC SPCA members are dedicated to ensuring the safety, protection and care of animals in B.C. and strive to support our branch, administration and governing bodies.

Benefits of a BC SPCA membership

Thousands of animals are abandoned and mistreated in B.C. each year. Everyday, the BC SPCA provides emergency help and shelter for animals in need – domestic, farm and wild. Your support as a Member of the BC SPCA ensures that animals in our province are protected from cruelty and neglect. With your help, we can create communities where all animals are treated with respect, care, and compassion.

Members help direct the mission, vision and activities of the Society through the election of volunteer leaders. Members are eligible to hold office on one of the local community councils or the provincial board of directors. Members are also entitled to attend general meetings of the BC SPCA and attend and vote at meetings of their local branch.

As a condition of membership, all members are required to uphold the Constitution and Bylaws of the BC SPCA and comply with the Code of Ethics.

Membership fees

   Voting members Application fee
   Regular  $30.00 annually


 $350.00 one-time

   Non-voting members  Application fee
   Associate  $100.00 annually
   Corporate  $100.00 annually

Membership agreement

As a member of the BC SPCA, you agree:

  • to uphold the aims and vision of the Society as outlined in the Charter and Strategic Plan;  

  • to uphold the Constitution of the Society and to comply with the BC SPCA Bylaws and Code of Ethics;

  • to raise questions and concerns using the appropriate internal channels within the Society, such as through local Branch Managers, Community Councils or the Board of Directors.

  • That you have not, and will not inflict cruelty onto an animal.

Membership application

Download our current membership brochure and application form (PDF) and submit the completed form by mail or in person, to your local Branch. Applications are subject to the review and decision of the branch Community Council.


The following documents are essential supporting materials for our membership. They are available by request through a BC SPCA Branch or by download in Adobe PDF format below.

For more information and to download other organization documents, visit our Governance and Accountability section.

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