THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Share your love of animals by helping to provide the care and affection they so desperately need, as they wait for their new forever home.

Dogs & dog walking

BC SPCA branches are constantly in need of dog walkers to help take care of our canine friends and give them the exercise and socialization they both need and look forward to. It doesn't take a lot of time, it's fun, and the rewards are endless!

Other volunteer activities may include:

  • Animal Socialization - Volunteers help the animals feel more comfortable at the shelter by interacting with them through play, grooming, praise and generally providing love until permanent adopters can be found. This is an important job to help socialize the animal and therefore increase their chances of becoming adopted.

  • Kennel Maintenance - Volunteers clean out and set up cat cages and dog kennels.

  • Adoption Counselling - We need lots of help not only taking care of our animals, but helping potential adopters find the perfect match for their family!

Apply to become a volunteer today!

 

Cats and small animal care

Our smaller animals need just as much attention as the dogs. There are a number of ways in which volunteers can assist in the care of our many cats, rabbits, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, and various other little friends.

Download the BC SPCA CatWellness Program Manual

Check out a few of the opportunities to help:

  • Cat Wellness Program - Volunteers in this program will help ensure that cats in our shelters are in a state of optimal physical, behavioural & emotional health. For many animals, living in a shelter can be stressful and depressing - help our cats stay happy while they wait for their forever homes!

  • Animal Socialization - Volunteers help the animals feel more comfortable at the shelter by interacting with them through play, grooming, praise and generally providing love until permanent adopters can be found. This is an important job to help socialize the animal and therefore increase their chances of becoming adopted.

  • Kennel Maintenance - Volunteers clean out and set up cat cages and dog kennels.

  • Adoption Counselling - We need lots of help not only taking care of our animals, but helping potential adopters find the perfect match for their family!

Apply to become a volunteer today!

 

Fostering

The BC SPCA Foster Program benefits animals who have a good chance of adoption, but who are either too young, sick, injured, under socialized or emotionally stressed to survive in the shelter environment. Instead, animals are cared for and rehabilitated in a nurturing foster home. Healthy adult animals are also placed in foster care when space is limited in our shelters.

The BC SPCA is in urgent need of foster homes for cats, dogs and small animals. Please contact your local branch to find out more about their specific needs.

*You must be 19 years of age or older to be a foster parent. Thank you in advance for your interest!

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