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.

 

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:

  1. Project to fix 1500 cats over two years in Campbell River
  2. Project to fix 950 cats over two years in Cranbrook
  3. Project to fix 800 cats in one year in Prince George
  4. Project to fix 800 cats over two years in Port Alberni
  5. Project to fix 400 cats over one year in Burns Lake
  6. Project to fix 300 cats over two years in Port Hardy
  7. Project to fix 50 cats over one year in Haida Gwaii
  8. Project to fix 60 cats over two blitz days in Creston
  9. 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

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. 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.

What can you do to help promote spay/neuter?

  1. Send a letter to mayor and council to request spay/neuter funds for your area
  2. Volunteer to post or hand out brochures and flyers around your community
  3. Give a spay/neuter fund presentation to mayor and council
  4. Organize a team of volunteers to post or hand out brochures and flyers around your community
  5. Volunteer to help with transport or to foster an animal who needs spay/neuter surgery aftercare
  6. 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
  7. Donate to cover the cost of a cat spay or a 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 

Learn more about the benefits of spay & neuter.

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Campbell River cats like Carl showcase PetSmart grant success

June 21, 2016

Carl is a poster cat for the success of a PetSmart Charities® of Canada grant in Campbell River, an initiative that saw the successful spaying and neutering of 1,500 cats in the region.


Communities address outdoor cat overpopulation problem with help from BC SPCA Legacy funds

June 1, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of animal lovers who planned ahead and designated legacies to combat cat overpopulation, the BC SPCA is able to address the suffering of outdoor-living cats in B.C.


Less than 50 cat sterilization surgeries remaining for Campbell River SPCA to reach goal

March 17, 2016

Fix 400 cats in Four Months, a spay/neuter initiative for cats in Campbell River, has been an overwhelming success, with less than 50 cats remaining to be sterilized.


More than 250 cats spayed, neutered through Cranbrook SPCA

March 10, 2016

The BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch is excited to announce that more than 250 cats have been spayed and neutered since launching a no-cost spay/neuter program for Cranbrook residents last June.


Fix your cat right away: BC SPCA launches spay/neuter campaign in Peace Region

February 15, 2016

The BC SPCA has launched a campaign, Fix Your Cat Right Away, which calls on local residents to spay and neuter their cats to help curtail the cat overpopulation crisis in the Peace Region.


Together, we can end overpopulation: Think spay/neuter this February

February 1, 2016

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the BC SPCA is calling on all British Columbians to take action to help end pet overpopulation throughout the province.


BC SPCA shows kindness to community cats with grant program

November 3, 2015

Cathy Brzoza, treasurer for Nanaimo’s CatNap Society, is a great example of how kindness counts. Through a BC SPCA grant partnership, she has helped change the lives of nearly 80 cats in 2015.


BC SPCA Prince George Spay/Neuter Clinic celebrates an exceptional decade

October 30, 2015

The BC SPCA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Prince George.


First Nations, Mobile Vet and BC SPCA come together to combat pet overpopulation

October 7, 2015

A First Nations Community, a mobile veterinary business and the BC SPCA are all working together to tackle pet overpopulation in the Cariboo region of the province.


Four months to fix 400 cats: Campbell River SPCA wants your help

September 9, 2015

The BC SPCA Campbell River Branch has launched “Fix 400 Cats in Four Months”, a promotional campaign inviting local residents to spay and neuter kittens and cats at no cost to themselves.


Port Alberni spays and neuters 800 cats under PetSmart grant

July 27, 2015

The BC SPCA Port Alberni Branch recently met their grant project goal to spay and neuter 800 cats and is already seeing a significant decline in the number of kittens entering their shelter.


New grant helps BC SPCA tackle outdoor cat overpopulation in Cranbrook

June 24, 2015

A recent grant from PetSmart Charities™ of Canada will go a long way in addressing the province’s cat overpopulation crisis in Cranbrook.


Legacy funds help BC SPCA address outdoor cat overpopulation problem

May 11, 2015

Addressing the suffering of tens of thousands of outdoor-living cats in B.C. is a major focus for the BC SPCA, and thanks to the generosity of animal lovers, several communities will now benefit.


Feeling feline: Survey shows that people value community cats

March 25, 2015

The results of a recent U.S. survey suggests B.C. may well be on the right track when it comes to dealing with outdoor-living cats.


February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month: Help your pet lead a healthier life

February 2, 2015

Have you sterilized your pets? February is Spay/Neuter Awareness month and the BC SPCA is encouraging all British Columbians to take action.


BC SPCA celebrates the New Year with fantastic feline news

January 9, 2015

As British Columbians bring in 2015, the BC SPCA is celebrating a successful year of spaying and neutering outdoor cats throughout British Columbia.


Community of Creston takes on B.C. cat crisis with spay/neuter blitzes

December 10, 2014

One veterinary hospital in the B.C. community of Creston is leading by example in tackling the province’s massive cat overpopulation problem, with the Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS).


Help end B.C.’s cat crisis: BC SPCA spay/neuter grants available now

November 13, 2014

Want to make your community more humane? The BC SPCA is offering spay/neuter grants to help B.C. communities address the overwhelming issue of pet overpopulation.


Grant goes a long way in helping outdoor cats in Port Hardy

September 30, 2014

New funding from a PetSmart Charities® of Canada grant will help sterilize hundreds of cats in Port Hardy and other remote communities in the region.


Time for the vet: Happy cats are healthy cats

June 2, 2014

June is a great month to take a cat to the vet! If you take care of a cat that spends any time outdoors, the most humane thing you can do is provide him or her with veterinary care.


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