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


What will you do to prevent animal abuse?

Neglect, abandonment, lack of veterinary care, animal hoarding, intentional abuse – sadly, these examples of animal cruelty are all too common. In 2013, the BC SPCA’s Special Provincial Constables conducted 7,839 new cruelty investigations. It’s a staggering statistic and many of us feel overwhelmed when we think of the thousands of animals who experience distress.

The good news is that we can all take action to provide a safety net for our province’s vulnerable animals and to prevent animal abuse before it ever begins. If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference after hearing about a case of animal cruelty in the news, here are five things you can do to help.

Molly, an 18-month old shepherd-cross dog, was found emaciated and near death in Port Hardy this year.

Want to do more?

Get involved! Join our community of dedicated supporters by dedicating your time, energy and talents to animal abuse prevention in B.C. 

  • Check out our careers page if you’ve ever dreamed about working in animal welfare.
  • Make a donation to support our animal cruelty prevention and law enforcement programs.

How has animal abuse touched your life? Have you taken action? Share your story through email or social media to inspire others and help us learn from your experience. 

Success Stories

Animal Abuse Prevention Day recognized by the BC SPCA and in the B.C. Legislature.

The High Paws Hall of Fame – See how kids across B.C. are making a difference.

Happy Endings – Heart-warming stories about animals who have been given a second chance thanks to compassionate families across the province.

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