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Nelson Branch

Phone: (250) 352-7178
Emergency phone: (250) 352-7178 (during operating hours) After hours: call your local police or RCMP
Address: 520-C Falls St Nelson BC V1L 6B5 CA
Services offered:
Shelter, Takes surrendered animals, Adoptions, Takes in stray dogs, Takes in stray cats, Takes in stray domestic small pets
Please note, due to the volume of emails received daily we may not be able to respond immediately. Should you need urgent assistance, please call.
Serving the following communities:
Nelson, Salmo, Kootenay Bay, Riondel, Crawford Bay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Balfour, Meadow Creek, New Denver, Silverton, South Slocan, Slocan, Winlaw, Crescent Valley and Ymir.
Hours of operation:


  • Tuesday to Saturday: 12 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday and Monday: Closed
  • Stat Holidays: Closed

Adoption fees*

Dog adoption fees
Adult dog: $269
Small breed adult dog: $369
Mature dog (over 8 years): $134.50
Puppy (under 6 months): $369
Small breed puppy (under 6 months): $469

Cat adoption fees
Adult cat: $130
Mature cat (over 8 years): $65
Kitten (under 6 months): $155

Small pet adoption fees
Rabbit: $30
Guinea pig: $15
Rat: $10
Mouse/Hamster/Gerbil: $5

*Fees subject to change without notice. All BC SPCA cat/kitten/dog/puppy/rabbit adoptions include a microchip and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry. Registration for lifetime protection is $45 for cats/kittens/dogs/puppies and $11.25 for rabbits, which will be added to the above adoption fee. For more information please visit

Learn what’s included in your adoption fee

Welcome to the BC SPCA Nelson Branch. We are one of 44 BC SPCA locations across the province serving sick, neglected, abused and homeless animals. Whether you are looking to adopt a new furry friend into your family or would like to know more about how you can make difference for animals in our community, we are here to help. The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization which relies primarily on community donations to help animals in need. Please join us in the fight against animal cruelty!

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26th February 2018: National Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day™ is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. The campaign has raised $2.45 million in critically needed funds for abused, abandoned and neglected animals in our communities!

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