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

Location and contact information
Volunteer Branch
(no physical shelter)

(250) 395-5303

In the News

Check back often for the latest BC SPCA news. We post news on animal welfare stories, fundraising events and much more.


Williams Lake SPCA hoping public can help dog whose leg was shot off

October 20, 2016

After having his leg shot off at the elbow, a dog at the Williams Lake SPCA must have the entire leg amputated.

Rare bird lands at BC SPCA’s Wild ARC with broken wing

October 19, 2016

Staff at the BC SPCA’s Wild ARC on Vancouver Island are hoping the public can help a short-eared owl fly again, after she was found by the side of the road with a broken wing.

Mission woman banned from keeping animals

October 19, 2016

A Mission woman has been sentenced to three years’ probation and a 15-year ban on keeping animals, following a BC SPCA investigation.

Community cats find hope through BC SPCA Kamloops TNR Program

October 16, 2016

In honour of National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16, the BC SPCA is recognizing the many volunteers and staff dedicated to reducing overpopulation across B.C.

Vancouver Island woman charged in dog beating

October 13, 2016

Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vancouver Island woman accused of beating a seven-year-old teacup Chihuahua so severely that the dog had to be euthanized due to critical distress.

Alberni SPCA staff hope public can help kitten who must lose a leg

October 12, 2016

A tiny black-and-white kitten on Vancouver Island is being brave as she prepares to lose one of her legs.

Local veterinarian donates hospital to BC SPCA

October 12, 2016

Dr. Claudia Richter of Burnaby Veterinary Hospital (BVH) has donated her business to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

People’s Choice winners announced for BC SPCA’s Wildlife-In-Focus contest

October 11, 2016

Two photographers have claimed the new BC SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest People’s Choice Award with photos that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments.

Cage-free may not mean what you think: BC SPCA cautions consumers about food labels

October 6, 2016

Tianna Gauvreau, BC SPCA humane products marketing specialist, was disappointed when her butcher attempted to sell her “free run” chicken at a higher price than conventional chicken.

Parksville SPCA staff hope public can help Skeeter get a leg up in life

October 5, 2016

Poor Skeeter, a three-and-a-half-year-old dog at the Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District BC SPCA Branch, can't run and play like she loves to until she receives surgery on her left hind leg.

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