Wild ARC is a Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre operated by the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island, Wild ARC treats almost 2,500 wild animals annually from throughout the region.
Wild ARC's mission is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal's natural history. Each patient is treated individually and assessed for eventual release back into the wild. Wild ARC also aims to educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare, and co-existing with nature, as over 80% of the wild animals treated at Wild ARC are impacted by human activity.
Our efforts are not funded by any government agency and we appreciate your concern and support in caring for wild animals in distress. Throughout the website you will find information on how you can help these wild animals and learn more about wildlife and the specialized field of rehabilitation.
Wild ARC is open to accept injured and orphaned wildlife 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Find out where we are located and our seasonal hours of operation. The facility is not open for public tours, in order to ensure the best care for our wild patients.
In the 1990's, the Victoria SPCA received hundreds of injured and orphaned wild animals at their shelter every year, and identified the need for a specialized facility to care for these animals in the region.
Over 140 different species of wildlife have been treated at Wild ARC - each having unique nutritional and husbandry needs. Learn more about which species we have cared for and why we call May to August the busy baby season!
Our staff are experts in wild animal care, with years of specialized training and education. Find out what it takes to work for Wild ARC by reading our staff biographies.
Take a virtual tour of our amazing buildings, pens and cages with this photo gallery.
Join the BC SPCA Wild ARC Branch as a member to support and advocate for our important work.
Working with orphaned and injured animals at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is an incredibly rewarding job.