Enrollment in the BC SPCA Pet Survivor Care Program Basic plan is easy and at little to no expense.
Basic plan benefits
Registration in the Pet Survivor Care Program Basic plan covers:
The provision of a Pet Survivor Care Card for you to keep in your wallet or purse
Immediate admittance and shelter for your pet following your demise, so he or she is not left unattended
Provision of information about your pet that will assist in locating a new home
Interviewing potential adopters to ensure your pet goes to a good home
Shelter and care for your pet until a suitable new home is found
Basic plan fee
There is no cost to register your pet in the BC SPCA Pet Survivor Care Programbasic plan. However, we do ask that you consider helping us with the expense of providing this program. We also hope that you will consider helping the BC SPCA to find loving homes for abandoned and abused animals.
Each year, the BC SPCA provides care and protection to more than 34,000 animals. We receive little help from any level of government to do this, and are reliant on donations from the public.
So, please remember the BC SPCA in your Will (pdf) and help us to care for, and find loving homes, for abandoned and abused animals.
Please understand that your pet will be registered whether or not you decide to help us in your will.
Basic plan registration
Follow these easy steps to register and secure the care of your loyal companion pet after your passing.
1) Download and complete the PSCP Registration Form (pdf) for each pet you own, and mail to:
Pet Survivor Care Program
1245 East 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
We will confirm your pet’s registration by sending you a laminated Pet Survivor Care Card, which we suggest you keep in your purse or wallet.
2) Bequeath your pets to the BC SPCA in your will. See a sample of bequest language here:
"In the event that I own a pet at the time of my death (my "Pets"), I give my Pets to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."
3) Advise your Executor that you have pets and have registered them in the Pet Survivor Care Plan. We suggest that you also notify your veterinarian.
4) Instruct your Executor knows that he/she must bring your pet to the nearest BC SPCA branch.
5) Consider making a payment to the BC SPCA in your Will (see wording below), or through your RRSP/RRIF, a life insurance policy or a trust, or make an outright payment at the time you enroll your pet. Your pet will be helped whether or not you decide to leave a gift.
If you decide to leave a gift in your will, this is a sample of the bequest language that you can take to your legal advisor:
"I give to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1245 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1R1 (the amount of*) (or % of the residue of my estate)."
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to discuss a gifting option, please contact Yolanda Benoit, Senior Manager, Gift Planning at (778) 327-6821, 1.800.665.1868 (toll free) or email email@example.com.