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Nov. 17, 2021 – LOCATION ALERT: The BC SPCA’s Vancouver branch is temporarily unable to take in cats due to a contagious gastrointestinal illness. Affected cats and kittens generally have mild to moderate vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Sick cats have been responding well to symptomatic treatment and recovered cats are available for adoption to homes with no other cats. We are working with infectious disease specialists to identify the cause of the illness and will reopen our cat areas for intake as soon as we are able.

In the meantime, if you are in the Vancouver area and have a cat you need to surrender, please contact neighbouring BC SPCA branches. If you have found a stray cat in Vancouver or Richmond, please call 604-879-7721 (Vancouver) or 604-709-4668 (Richmond). The staff will help support the cat through alternate arrangements and if needed, temporary accommodations outside the shelter. If you have questions about a pet cat displaying similar symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. We appreciate your patience during this temporary closure.

NOTE: Richmond Animal Control Services
Effective Monday, February 1, 2021, the BC SPCA will be responsible for animal control services in Richmond.

While the City of Richmond begins construction of a new animal shelter on their existing site, lost and stray animals will be transported to the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch (1205 East 7th Ave., Vancouver) for care until they can be reunited with their owner. Note: Every effort will be made to first contact an animal’s owner and return the pet home directly before transporting the animal to Vancouver.

To report a lost, wandering or aggressive animal, barking, nuisance or injured animal in Richmond, please call 604-709-4668. For inquiries on animal regulations, dog licensing and fees in Richmond, please contact the Richmond City’s Community Bylaws department at 604-276-4345.
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For all inquiries related to Vancouver Community Animal Centre services, please see the details and location information below.

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: (604) 879-7721
Emergency phone: (604) 879-7343  (8:00 a.m. to 12 a.m.) After hours: call the Vancouver Police Department
Cruelty Report and Wildlife Support Line (Toll free): 1-855-622-7722
Address: 1205 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1, Canada
Services offered:
Shelter, Takes surrendered animals, Adoptions, Kids camps/programs offered, Takes in stray cats
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.
(604) 879-1498
Serving the following communities:
Vancouver area.
Hours of operation:
  • Adoption hours:
  • Monday to Friday: 12 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Other services:
  • Monday to Friday: 12 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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

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Welcome to the BC SPCA Vancouver 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 Vancouver is located on the unceded traditional territory of the downriver hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – ,xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples – Skwxwú7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish) Nation whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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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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