Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

The BC SPCA's Wildlife Welfare team works to strategically plan and oversee operations at BC's second largest wildlife rehabilitation centre, which cares for nearly 3,000 injured and orphaned wild animals annually. Visit the BC SPCA's Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) website to learn more about this facility. This team also helps to mitigate urban wildlife conflicts through public education and by advising other stakeholders on how to implement humane wildlife management programs.

We are committed to protecting wildlife affected by pollution-damage, by participating in provincial response planning and training as a member of the Oiled Wildlife Trust and Oiled Wildlife Society of BC. We also work to raise the standards of wild animal care through the Wildlife Rehabilitators' Network of BC. Our ongoing advocacy work is dedicated to improving legislation and regulations to regulate captive exotic animals and to advance the principles of Compassionate Conservation.

Just for fun - and to celebrate the amazing wildlife we share our province with - we also host an annual wildlife photo contest for any backyard or nature photographer to share their appreciation of their wild neighbours with us! 

BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC)

Discover how the BC SPCA provides care and protection to hundreds of injured and orphaned wild animals at the only wild animal rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouer Island.

Advocacy and issues

There are many challenges wild and exotic animals face in captivity and in their natural environments - see what issues the BC SPCA is currently working on.

Exotic animals

Find information on legislation and ownership restrictions for exotic animals in BC.

Urban wildlife

Get the facts on urban wildlife and the animals you may find in your backyard.

Wildlife rehabilitation

What do you do if you find a baby bird or mammal? What happens to wildlife in an oil spill?

Wildlife-In-Focus Annual Photography Contest

Learn more about the annual photo contest where nature-lovers show off their talents while photographing BC's wild animals in different urban and wild environments.

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