During COVID-19, and in compliance with provincial government regulations, our team is here to serve our community during our regular public hours of operation. Appointments are still needed in order to maintain our occupancy limits and to serve people as efficiently as possible.
We ask all visitors to wear masks when entering our facility and to respect the physical distancing directions in place. COVID-19 & Pets - Frequently Asked Questions
Phone: (250) 352-7178
Emergency phone: (250) 352-7178
(During operating hours) After hours: call your local police or RCMP
Cruelty Report and Wildlife Support Line (Toll free): 1-855-622-7722
520-C Falls St Nelson BC V1L 6B5 CA
Shelter, Takes surrendered animals, Adoptions, Takes in stray dogs, Takes in stray cats, Takes in stray domestic small pets
Please note, due to the volume of emails received daily we may not be able to respond immediately. Should you need urgent assistance, please call.
Serving the following communities:
Nelson, Salmo, Kootenay Bay, Riondel, Crawford Bay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Balfour, Meadow Creek, New Denver, Silverton, South Slocan, Slocan, Winlaw, Crescent Valley and Ymir.
Hours of operation:
- Tuesday to Saturday: 12 to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday and Monday: Closed
- Stat Holidays: Closed
*Fees vary by location and are subject to change without notice. Adoption fees are subject to PST (Provincial Sales Tax), which will be added at the time of adoption. All BC SPCA cat/kitten/dog/puppy/rabbit adoptions include a microchip and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry. Registration for lifetime protection is $45 for cats/kittens/dogs/puppies and $11.25 for rabbits, which will be added to the adoption fee. For more information please visit bcpetregistry.ca
Learn what’s included in your adoption fee
Welcome to the BC SPCA Nelson Community Animal Centre. We are one of 44 BC SPCA locations across the province serving sick, neglected, abused and homeless animals. Whether you are looking to adopt a new furry friend into your family or would like to know more about how you can make difference for animals in our community, we are here to help.
The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization which relies primarily on community donations to help animals in need. Please join us in the fight against animal cruelty!
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Respectfully acknowledging that the BC SPCA in Nelson is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, the Syilx, and the Sinixt peoples whose historical relationships to the land continues today.