BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) Donate Volunteer Contact

Location and contact information
1020 Malloch Road
Victoria, B.C.
V9C 4G9
(250) 478-9453 (WILD)

How you can help injured wildlife

It's not like a television show - helping a wild animal in trouble is a serious matter and must be handled with caution and preparation. Your concern for the welfare of wild animals in distress is a key factor in making sure they get the assistance they need. Check out the information below to determine how best to help.


How to identify a wild animal in distress

What are the signs that a wild animal needs help?


How to help injured wildlife

Capturing an injured wild animal can be stressful to both the animal and yourself. Find out how to protect yourself and the animal during the containment process.


About orphaned wildlife

If you find an infant wild animal, the most important first step before intervening is to determine if it really is an orphan.


Transporting wildlife

Learn how to protect yourself and wild animals if transportation to a local rehabilitaiton centre is necessary.


Before you rescue, remember...

Wild animals are not pets - stress can kill faster than an injury, so be cautious and courageous. You can save a life by getting the wild animal into professional hands as quickly as possible.


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