Salt Spring Island BC SPCA Branch
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NOTICE: In order to protect our staff, volunteers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains necessary for us to restrict public access to our SPCA shelter. We continue to be open to the public by appointment only. We ask that if you do visit our shelter, that masks be worn as appropriate physical distancing is not possible.  If you would like to set up an appointment, please call  250-537-2123 or email us at COVID-19 & Pets – Frequently Asked Questions

Phone: (250) 537-2123​
Emergency phone: (250) 537-2123  (During operating hours) After hours: call the Salt Spring Island RCMP
Cruelty Report and Wildlife Support Line (Toll free): 1-855-622-7722
Address: 540 Lower Ganges Rd BC V8K 2P6 CA
Services offered:
Shelter, Takes surrendered animals, Adoptions, 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.
Mailing address:
PO Box 522, Ganges
Salt Spring Island B.C.
V8K 2W2
Serving the following communities:
Salt Spring Island.
Hours of operation:
  • Monday to Friday: 12 to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Stat Holidays: Closed

Adoption fees*

*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

Learn what’s included in your adoption fee

Welcome to the BC SPCA Salt Spring Island 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 Salt Spring Island is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Hul’q’umi’num speaking Coast Salish peoples whose historical relationships to the land continues today.

Animals spend their whole lives loving us. This gift provides a day of regular care plus special medication, extra bedding and modified exercise for an animal like Beauty.

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Upcoming events

8th December 2021: What veterinarians should know about the impact of a declaw ban on animal shelters

Register below to join us on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST) for a free one-hour continuing education webinar about the impact of a provincial ban on elective feline onychectomy (declawing) in British Columbia. The session will briefly review current literature on onychectomy, discuss the current shift in onychectomy practice …

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