In 2022, British Columbians continued to face challenges related to the COVID pandemic and on-going natural disasters due to climate change. The BC SPCA offered life-saving work on behalf of animals in need and expanded its outreach services to help pet guardians who needed extra support to care for their animals.
Last year we provided a wide range of services to care for and assist 118,679 animals in distress and need through the society’s 42 locations and community programs. We employed 608 staff members (including Special Provincial Constables) and had 3,304 volunteers throughout the province.
Further detail on those statistics:
- Operated 42 locations: including 36 animal care centres, the Wild ARC wildlife rehabilitation centre in Metchosin, Animal Hospitals in Vancouver and Penticton, Spay/Neuter Clinics in Prince George and Kamloops and a Provincial Office in Vancouver;
- Helped 118,679 animals: directly cared for 32,462 injured, homeless, neglected and abused animals and assisted 86,217 through community programs such as spay/neuter;
- Reunited more than 2,000 lost animals with their families;
- Found new, loving families for nearly 10,000 homeless animals;
- Helped 2,459 injured and orphaned wild animals through Wild ARC;
- Conducted more than 8,000 new cruelty investigations;
- Provided humane education programs to more than more than 11,000 children through school presentations and animal clubs; offered camps and workshops for more than 936 children; engaged 7,000 youth through the BC SPCA Kids Club and provided lesson ideas and resources to more than 6,000 educators.
- Operated the BC Pet Registry, British Columbia’s first centralized database for pets. Nearly 174,000 animals have been registered since its launch in April 2015.
The BC SPCA is mindful of our responsibility to use donor dollars wisely to help the greatest number of abused, injured and homeless animals. Our transparency and accountability have earned us many awards and accreditations. Review our annual reports.