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.

Location and contact information
154 Westwood Road
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9R 0G9
250-741-0778
nanaimo@spca.bc.ca

Check back often for the latest BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch news. We post updates on volunteer orientations, fundraising events and much more.

Senate considering Bill S-203 that honours the sentience of cetaceans

March 23, 2017

Bill S-203 would make it illegal to capture, breed or move cetaceans with the intent of putting them in captivity unless the animals are injured or in distress and need assistance.


BC SPCA unveils plans for new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre

March 22, 2017

The BC SPCA unveiled plans for its new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar at a special event on March 21 at the Castlegar Complex.


Celebrating Canada 150

March 21, 2017

Admission to all national parks is free this year in celebration of our country’s 150th birthday. What will all that extra foot traffic mean for wildlife?


Birthday reunion for Bernese pups a success

March 17, 2017

The pouring rain didn’t dampen the spirits of several Bernese mountain dogs and their guardians last weekend.


Brave Beau, shot in the leg, hopes for ‘fur’ever home after surgery

March 15, 2017

A loveable pup has found himself in need at the Burnaby SPCA after a rough start in life.


BC SPCA seizes 27 animals from property south of Burns Lake

March 15, 2017

BC SPCA constables have seized 13 adult dogs, seven puppies and seven horses from a property in Cheslatta, south of Burns Lake.


Tell Canada to adopt Dr. Temple Grandin's guidelines for the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

March 15, 2017

New draft national laws are proposed for animal care in slaughter facilities. Dr. Grandin's guidelines for animal welfare will make the laws better. Have your say in the consultation until April 21.


Celebrate two decades of life-saving work at Wild ARC’s Open House

March 13, 2017

Ever wondered what happens to wildlife that gets into trouble? BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is holding its annual Open House - reserve your spot today!


BC SPCA supports Park Board decision to prohibit ‘importation and display’ of live cetaceans

March 10, 2017

The Vancouver Park Board Commission voted unanimously in favour of a motion to amend bylaws to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium.


Courtenay man banned from owning animals after SPCA investigation

March 10, 2017

A Courtenay resident has been banned from owning animals for 10 years after failing to provide necessary veterinary care for his 10-year-old English bulldog.


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