Charitable Organization

British Columbia Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

Vancouver, BC

AnimalsOutreach and welfareCommunity development

The BC SPCA is the only animal welfare organization in B.C. with the authority to enforce animal cruelty laws under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act). We are the largest animal welfare organization of our kind in North America and the largest animal sheltering society in the world.

Donor support allows us to enforce animal cruelty laws, shelter homeless, surrendered and abandoned animals, administer emergency medical treatment and deliver humane education and outreach programs, which include pet food banks and free monthly vet clinics. We are only able to help animals in need because of our kind supporters.

We have 44 locations across B.C. including:

• 36 branches which care for abused and homeless animals, until they are adopted into new homes (including two facilities with large animal barns)
• Three animal hospitals (Vancouver, Burnaby and Penticton)
• Two spay/neuter clinics (Kamloops and Prince George)
• Wild ARC, our wildlife rehabilitation centre in Metchosin
• A provincial call centre in Victoria
• Our provincial office in Vancouver, which oversees animal cruelty investigations, advocacy and education for youth and adults and other key activities across B.C.

We assist more than 41,806 animals in need every year and are funded by compassionate animal lovers who support our work and partner with us to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Together we can continue the fight against animal cruelty and touch the lives of animals in need. Thank you!

Program areas

Description% of emphasis
Welfare of domestic animals85
Public education & study5
Species protection5

*% of emphasis is reported by the charity and does not necessarily reflect money spent.

Revenue and expenses