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)


New things are happening all the time at Wild ARC. We'll post updates on news, events, animal rehabilitation and releases, ways you can help and so much more. 

Rambunctious river otters splash into spring

May 22, 2017

In June 2016, Wild ARC received its first orphaned river otter of the season. This young female was found in a dog park in Duncan and was in distress as she was following people and vocalizing.

A false nest for future generations

May 19, 2017

Like other owls, Great Horned owls are opportunistic when it comes to nest and nest site selection.

Bald Eagle injured in territorial tangle

March 20, 2017

Did you know eagles are often injured by other eagles? These high-fliers challenge each other to mid-air duels, causing punctures with their talons. Luckily, wildlife rehabilitators are there to help.

Stay wildlife wise during spring cleaning

March 16, 2017

Warmer weather means the start of spring cleaning, but it’s also the time when many wild animals have their babies. These simple reminders will help keep wild families safe this season.

Big-hearted rescuers spot even the smallest of critters

January 19, 2017

Some of our local songbirds are almost too small and quick to spy. Learn how the sharp eyes and quick (but careful!) action of a concerned rescuer helped give a second chance to a tiny Pacific Wren.

Got the cold weather blues? Wild animals do too!

January 18, 2017

Freezing temperatures pose a challenge for wild animals – learn how their needs and behaviours change with the season, and what winter-weather tools they have to keep them safe.

BC SPCA Wild ARC Hits 3013 in 2016!

January 3, 2017

While each summer season at Wild ARC feels like the busiest ever, this year that feeling was true - we admitted a record-breaking 3,013 wild patients in 2016, our busiest year on record!

Seven Ways to Help Local Wildlife This Holiday Season

November 18, 2016

It might feel like summer just ended, but the winter holidays are fast approaching. While you’re busy making things merry and bright, there are many ways to work wildlife welfare in your celebrations!

Snow Goose Makes Migration Stop-Over at Wild ARC

November 16, 2016

As the cold and rainy season starts to arrive, many of us dream about heading south in search of sun and sand. For one young Snow Goose, his hopes of a warm welcome have hit a slight snag.

Barred owl wins barbed wire battle at Wild ARC

October 26, 2016

Wild ARC’s annual Fall for Wildlife Dinner Auction on Nov. 12 offers an enjoyable evening as well as a great way to support wild patients like a Barred owl who got caught in a barbed wire fence.

Short-eared owl gets a lucky break at Wild ARC

October 20, 2016

Fall is raptor season at Wild ARC, and this unusual owl is currently recovering from a broken wing after being hit by a car. Support her care at the upcoming Fall for Wildlife Dinner Auction.

Unusual number of auklet deaths poses a wildlife health puzzle

September 27, 2016

This summer an alarming number of dead Rhinoceros auklets washed up on beaches along the BC coast. The bodies have been sent for lab analysis, but the die-off’s cause currently remains a mystery.

Determined Canada Goose survives a double shot of danger

September 27, 2016

A Canada Goose shot with both a cross-bow and a pellet gun was rescued and brought to Wild ARC for treatment. This lucky duck was a survivor, but not every conflict case has such a happy outcome.

5 Ways to Become a Swallow Steward this Season

July 22, 2016

Populations are in decline for many species of aerial insectivores like swallows – learn what you can do in your region to help support these threatened bird species.

Baby Beaver Fever at Wild ARC

July 18, 2016

Two baby beavers arrived at Wild ARC this month, separated from their family after their lodge was accidentally removed. Find out how rehabilitators managed to reunite these two kits with their mum.


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