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Support Wild ARC

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) treated 3,013 wild animals last year. From delicate hummingbirds to majestic eagles, and playful river otters to mischievous raccoons, we’re here to help our local wildlife when they run into trouble. We depend on the support of compassionate animal-lovers like you to save so many animals. There are many ways that you can support us. As a registered charity, you can get a tax receipt for your donation.

Wild ARC Rehabilitation Practicum Barred Owl

Make a donation

Donating online to support the care of our wild patients is fast and simple. Your generosity will help buy food and medical supplies for animals on the road to recovery. Looking to donate offline? Call us at 250-478-9453 to donate by phone, or mail us a cheque at 1020 Malloch Road, Victoria BC, V9C 4G9.

Consider joining our monthly donation plan with convenient monthly withdrawals. You’ll support wildlife all year long, and knowing that we have these donations arriving helps us to plan ahead.

Wild hummingbird with pretty pink and green colours feeding from a pink flower
Photo credit: Geoffrey Shuen

Supplies wish list

A basket of donated items from a supporter
A basket of donated items from a supporter

It takes a variety of items to help our wildlife centre run smoothly. Take a look at supplies wish list (PDF) to find out what kind of food, animal care items, office supplies and cleaning products we need.

The items on our wish list are easy to collect at birthday parties or office celebrations, and bringing in a ‘gift basket’ of our most-needed items is a great way to show your support for local wildlife.

Wild ARC online store

Nothing highlights your love for wildlife quite like a gorgeous heron t-shirt or raccoon hoodie.

Check out the latest in our merchandise line, and know that your newest fashion statement is helping to save wild lives.

Sponsor a wild animal

Choose your favourite wild animal – from songbirds or deer fawns to bats or owls – and support their recovery by funding a week of their care. Sponsorship certificates feature a special Wild ARC patient, as well as some fun species facts, and have space for the sponsor’s name. These certificates make a great gift – they are available as an instant digital download, or we can mail them directly to the recipient.

Wild otters on a rocky beach
Photo credit: Alison Schaefer

Wild ARC cage sponsorship program

Our annual cage sponsorship program is a meaningful way for dedicated supporters, community groups or businesses to showcase their commitment to helping local wildlife. Sponsorship funds help maintain our enclosures all year long and sponsors will have their name (or the name of a chosen honoree) displayed on the cage. Some cage sponsorships are available online, or you can call us at 250-478-9453 for the full range of sponsorship opportunities.

Close up eye contact shot of wild red squirrel claiming down tree
Photo credit: Kim Hutton

Legacies and planned giving

Across the BC SPCA, legacies provide approximately one-third of the funds we need each year. Consider leaving Wild ARC a gift in your will, a legacy of support for local wildlife. We also welcome gifts of Life Insurance, RRSPs, and Charitable Remainder Trusts. For more information on gifting options, contact Yolanda Benoit, Senior Manager, Gift Planning at 778-327-6821 or ybenoit@spca.bc.ca 

Wild american goldfinch on plant stem
Photo credit: Colin Franks

BC SPCA Champions for Animals

Our creative supporters are always finding new ways to raise money to support wildlife in distress. Our BC SPCA Champions for Animals use special events or tap into their community connections to gather donations for their wild neighbours. Join the fun and use your unique skills to become a Champ!

Close up eye contact shot of cute curious wild mink looking out from rocks
Photo credit: Martin Smart
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