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

Gift wish list

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization that helps nearly 37,000 injured, abused and homeless animals each year and relies almost solely on generous donations from its supporters.  You can help the animals by supplying any of the items listed below. 

The BC SPCA is always in need of cash donations to help the thousands of animals that depend on us each day. Save a life, make a cash donation to the BC SPCA today.


Donations of cat and dog food

Hill's® Science Diet® donates all food for dogs and cats in all BC SPCA shelters. 

With the nutritional needs of our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens now met through the Hill's Science Diet "Second Chance for Love" program, our shelters no longer require donations of regular dog and cat food. 

However, we warmly welcome donations of Hill's® wet pet food for dogs and cats, Hill's® special diet and senior food, and food for rabbits, birds and small animals.


Ongoing needs

Animal care

  • cat and dog toys

  • grooming accessories

  • pet carriers

  • leashes and collars

  • non-spill stainless steel dog dishes

  • heat and basking lamps

  • blankets

  • 12" x 16" litter boxes

  • dog shampoo and conditioner

  • rodent/rabbit water bottles

  • cat litter

  • Kongs (medium size and larger)

  • Rabbit or guinea pig pellets

  • Small animal food

  • Aspen or CareFRESH (bedding material)


  • towels

  • brooms, dust pans

  • mop buckets

  • dishwashing soap

  • rubber boots

  • rubber gloves

  • heavy duty garbage bags


Cruelty investigations

  • digital cameras


  • bandages (vet wrap, gauze)

  • hibitane

  • peroxide

  • cotton balls

  • Q-tips

  • polysporin salve

  • rubbing alcohol



  • photocopy paper

  • printing services

  • 2" and 3" binders

  • pens

  • post-it notes

  • staplers

  • packing tape

  • colour paper

  • colour markers

  • highlighters

  • pens


Tax receipts for donated items

Gifts of goods or products are eligible for an official receipt for income tax purposes. Just drop them off at our branch with your contact information with proof of value* (ie. actual store receipt reflecting price, before shipping/handling or taxes).

* Required by the Canada Revenue Agency.

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