Don’t try to take care of injured or orphaned wildlife yourself – it is illegal and can cause harm. Call the BC SPCA Provincial Call Centre at 1-855-622-7722 (1-855-6BC-SPCA) for advice on wildlife situations and to find a local wildlife rehabilitator.
Except for Wild ARC, BC SPCA branches do not rehabilitate wildlife. A local veterinarian may be able to help euthanize a suffering animal, but they do not have the permits or facilities to provide full rehabilitation services. Call your local RCMP or Conservation Officer Service if you see adult deer/elk/moose/bears injured on roads.
Small deceased wild animals can be buried or put in the garbage. For larger animals on private property, you may need to contact a waste removal company for help.
For dead animals found on public land, contact your local animal control or public works office for removal.
If you find a dead crow or bird of prey in summer mosquito season, contact your regional health authority. These birds may be tested for West Nile Virus research. If the bird has a leg band, record the letters and numbers and contact the Ministry of Environment at 1-866-431-2473.