Welcome and thank you!
Your generous gift is already hard at work helping animals. Here are just a few of the ways that you are giving hope and creating happy endings for animals in B.C.
Pepper wasn’t even a year-old, confined to a tiny one-room apartment and suffering harsh neglect when in a desperate escape bid he jumped out the window and plummeted five floors.
This bid for freedom resulted in Pepper having a broken leg and possible internal injuries.
Pepper was rushed to the BC SPCA Vancouver Hospital, where we determined that with emergency surgery he would likely survive.
From that point on, Pepper’s future was brighter because he had you by his side.
Your compassion has ensured Pepper a happy ending and your generosity will give other animals a chance to be free of pain and suffering.
Resilience under fire
This past summer thousands of British Columbians were affected by the wildfires that tore through our province. Both people and animals were displaced as the fires raged. Our special constables were allowed behind evacuation lines to care for and rescue animals left behind and we provided emergency shelter for animals. We saw many stories of human and animal resilience, including a scared dog who escaped from his yard and was found running around an evacuated Williams Lake.
Special constable Cristie Steele brought the dog to a local vet clinic, where he was scanned for permanent ID. Thankfully he was microchipped and was happily reunited with his guardian, a firefighter who had been working long hours fighting the wildfires.
Your generosity will ensure that we are ready for the next emergency – no matter when it happens!
Wild for wildlife
The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) recently celebrated its 20th year rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals on southern Vancouver Island and this past fall, Wild ARC marked another milestone, admitting its 40,000th wild patient!
Your support helps animals like Lady, Cowby and Piers, three orphaned baby river otters. “When Lady from Ladysmith, Cowby from Cowichan Bay and Piers from Piers Island arrived their eyes hadn’t even opened yet! But now, thanks to amazing supporters, all three of them will be released back into the wild this spring.” shared Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer.
Your passion for animals will help many more orphaned and injured wild animals like these baby otters.