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

Location and contact information
3150 Napier Lane
Victoria, B.C.
V8T 4V5
(250) 388-7722 / Fax: (250) 385-9348


ID: 231148 



Meet Velvet, a blossoming “shrinking violet”

Velvet, a full-figured, seven-year-old cat, was surrendered to the BC SPCA Victoria Branch in April, 2011. Unfortunately, Velvet had been having challenges with other pets in her former guardian's home.

Staff members are puzzled as to why Velvet is the longest resident feline at the Victoria SPCA. “She’s calm, quiet and gentle. What’s not to like?”

Granted, Velvet is no show-off. Instead, her demure and modest nature simply means you may have to make the first move. However, when surrounded by love and consistent companionship, Velvet is sure to flourish with affection.

 A Victoria SPCA volunteer says, “I find that Velvet can be very shy, but when she is in the mood, she really loves to be stroked.  She is such a pretty girl and very sensitive. I think she would blossom in a quiet, loving home where she can emerge from her shell.”

Another volunteer notes, “I love Velvet! She can be a bit shy at times, but always loves a gentle cuddle and a bit of a brushing when I visit her.”
“Because she’s calm and quiet, we first agreed that Velvet would need a particularly peaceful household, but now I think Velvet would fit into just about any home where she is treated her with kindness and respect. She is a real cuddle bug and loves a soft bed by the window.” 

Violet is also very sweet with kids, adds the volunteer. “She has been just wonderful with the young visitors from the BC SPCA Kids Camp this year and has happily accepted lots of attention and 'massages' from the adoring young ones.”  

If you are a multi-pet family interested in Velvet, please first consult with Victoria SPCA staff.

Does Velvet sound like the purr-fect friend for you? To meet with Velvet, please visit or contact the BC SPCA Victoria Branch at (250) 388-7722 or To view more adoptable animals, please visit the BC SPCA Pet Search site.

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Our online database includes all companion animals in need of a new forever home

Pre-Adoption checklist

Pre-adoption Checklist

A BC SPCA how-to for potential adopters

Making the right match

Making the Right Match

How to find the right animal companion for you

Cat adoption form

Cat adoption application form (pdf download)

Bring a completed application form when visiting our shelter to start the adoption process

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