The BC SPCA is an animal welfare organization, which means we believe the keeping and use of animals is justified as long as their welfare is ensured.
The BC SPCA cares about the welfare of all animals.
For that reason, we engage in advocacy initiatives and innovative programs that aim to improve the lives of companion animals, farm animals and wildlife throughout B.C. and the rest of Canada. You can support this work and help create a brighter future for all animals in B.C. with a gift to the BC SPCA Monty Fund for Community Education and Outreach.
The BC SPCA works to create a more humane society by advocating on behalf of animals on many fronts. Our efforts involve pressing for evidence-based changes to local, provincial and national laws, increasing public awareness on animal issues, and promoting individual actions that lead to improved animal welfare.
Discover what's new and exciting in animal welfare behaviour and advocacy at the BC SPCA.
Millions of animals are used every year in Canada for research, testing and teaching - find out more about protecting animals in science.
More than 95% of the animals kept by Canadians are farm animals. In BC alone, more than 100 million animals are raised on farms each year. Our farm animal welfare section includes information about the SPCA Certified Program, farm animal advocacy issues and general information about farm animals and their welfare.
Wild animals need our help too! As humans, our activities have a direct and indirect impact on all species on Earth. In nature, we must strive to reduce any negative impacts on free-living wildlife and their habitats. For all wildlife in captivity, we have a duty to provide for their well-being as their guardians and the BC SPCA works to protect these animals on a number of fronts.
BC SPCA Position Statements explain the stance of the Society on various animal welfare issues.
The BC SPCA uses its expertise in the care and management of animals to produce evidence-based programs and resources for use by other animal sheltering organizations, municipal animal control departments, teachers and other professionals.
You can help give animals a voice by sharing your views on animal issues through the surveys and polls posted here.
Find answers to your questions about animal welfare.