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.
Find answers to your questions about animal welfare, farm animals, wildlife, advocacy and more.
Q - Will sterilization change my pet’s personality?
Q - Will my pet become fat and lazy once he or she is sterilized?
Q - When should an animal be spayed/neutered?
Q - What is the solution to pet overpopulation?
Q - What is it going to cost to spay/neuter my pet?
Q - What is being done in British Columbia to deal with the problem of pet overpopulation?
Q - What do the terms “Spaying” and “Neutering” mean?
Q - There is a cat up a tree. Can you come climb up and get it?
Q - Shouldn’t a female pet have one litter first before she is spayed?
Q - My dog got skunked! How best to remove the smell?
Q - I know someone with a wild or exotic pet – is this ok?
Q - How is a wild animal different from an exotic animal?
Q - Do you take iguanas?
Q - Can I keep a wild or exotic animal as a pet?
Q - Who should I contact about injured or orphaned wildlife?
Q - There is an injured adult raccoon in my neighbourhood – can it be helped?
Q - There is a fawn alone in a field/garden/backyard – where is its mom? Is it abandoned?
Q - My cat caught a bird, what do I do?
Q - I found an injured squirrel – what should I do?
Q - I found an injured rabbit in my neighbourhood – is it wild?
Q - I found an injured bird, what do I do?
Q - I found a baby squirrel that fell out of the nest – what should I do?
Q - An all-grey gull is squawking and walking around the ground and won’t fly away, is it ok?
Q - A deer has been injured – can it be helped?
Q - Why does the BC SPCA allow owners under investigation keep one or more animals?
Q - How is a ban on owning animals enforced?
Q - Where can I find the BC SPCA's position statements?
Q - Does the BC SPCA have a policy on using animals for dissection or for science projects?
Q - Does the BC SPCA have a policy on keeping wild or exotic pets in the classroom?
Q - Does the BC SPCA have a policy on bringing animals into the classroom for education purposes?
Q - Why is the BC SPCA concerned with the welfare of farm animals?
Q - Who develops and revises the SPCA Certified Standards?
Q - Where do I find SPCA Certified products?
Q - What standards have been developed to date?
Q - What is the SPCA Certified program?
Q - What is the BC SPCA doing for farm animals?
Q - What is at the heart of the standards?
Q - What happens once a program member is officially certified by the BC SPCA?
Q - What can I do to help?
Q - What are the goals of the SPCA Certified program?
Q - Will a bird reject its young if touched by a human?
Q - What is a wild animal?
Q - What can I do about a wild animal in my attic? Under my deck? In my shed? How can I deter wildlife from coming into my backyard?
Q - There is a skunk in my backyard – will you remove it?
Q - There is a raccoon in my backyard – can you come get it?
Q - There is a baby seal on the beach alone – where is its mom? Is it an orphan?
Q - Should I be concerned about wildlife feces on my property?
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