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​What is the BC SPCA’s average cost of care for dogs and cats?

The average dog that comes into the care of the BC SPCA receives:

  • In-shelter physical
  • Temperament assessment
  • Behaviour profile
  • First round of standard shelter “core” vaccinations* (does not include rabies)
  • Flea and external parasite treatment as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatment as required
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring
  • Housing
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning and supplies

Average cost of care for dogs based on an average length of stay of nine days: $445

*Standard “core” shelter vaccinations for dogs include: distemper, adenovirus 2, parvovirus, parainfluenza and bordetella (kennel cough)

A beautiful moment between a dog and a woman lying on a carpet indoors cuddling

The average cat that comes into the care of the BC SPCA receives:

  • In-shelter physical
  • First round of standard shelter “core” vaccinations** (does not include rabies)
  • Flea and external parasite treatment as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatment as required
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring
  • Hide, Perch & Go™ box
  • Housing
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning and supplies

Average cost of care for cats based on an average length of stay of 18 days: $455**

**Standard “core” shelter vaccinations for cats include: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.