VIDEO Help prevent pet overpopulation
British Columbia has an enormous
pet overpopulation problem – particularly with cats. BC SPCA's branches take in more than 28,000 animals each year, plus thousands of additional animals are cared for by other rescue groups and animal control agencies throughout the province.
In the last three years, we launched the following new initiatives to address overpopulation through spaying and neutering:
Project to fix 1500 cats over two years in Campbell River
Project to fix 800 cats in one year in Prince George
Project to fix 800 cats over two years in Port Alberni
Project to fix 400 cats over one year in Burn's Lake
Project to fix 300 cats over two years in Port Hardy
Project to fix 50 cats over one year in Haida Gwaii
Project to fix 60 cats over two blitz days in Creston
Project to fix 800 cats and 400 dogs annually in targeted communities across the province
Learn more about what the BC SPCA does to prevent suffering related to pet overpopulation. Guardians and caretakers in need: B.C. cat spay/neuter funds available
We encourage municipalities in B.C. to establish spay/neuter funds to help end pet overpopulation through offering low-cost spay/neuter to low-income residents. We also value the dedicated work of other registered animal charities in B.C. who use their funds to provide for low-cost or free spay/neuter surgeries in their communities. These communities have some form of low-cost or no-cost spay/neuter surgeries available for cats, and on occasion, dogs and rabbits as well. What can you do to help promote spay/neuter?
to request spay/neuter funds for your area a letter to mayor and council Volunteer to post or hand out brochures and flyers around
your community Give a spay/neuter fund
presentation to mayor and council Organize a team of volunteers to post or hand out brochures and flyers around
to Volunteer or to help with transport an animal who needs spay/neuter surgery aftercare foster Do you have specialized skills with web and video, or are you really great at using Google? We can use your volunteer help at the
provincial office Donate to cover the cost of a
or a cat spay cat neuter BC SPCA low-cost spay/neuter clinics
We operate three low-cost spay/neuter clinics across the province. Their prices are already deeply discounted and some offer additional discounts for low-income residents.
Information and FAQs on spaying and neutering your pets
Decreases aggressive behaviours and inappropriate marking and urination
Reduces the likelihood of pets developing cancer in reproductive organs
Helps eliminate the drive to wander and escape
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