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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of BC SPCA’s Community Animal Spay Neuter program

March 18, 2022

It’s the 10th Anniversary of helping community cats in BC through our Community Animal Spay Neuter program. The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant continues to provide vital funding to organizations throughout the province.

COVID-19 pandemic has been a set-back for those working to address animal overpopulation throughout British Columbia with challenges including spay neuter delays, travel restrictions, and reduced capacity in staff and volunteers.

“We are so grateful for the volunteers and community organizations who have continued to step into providing care for vulnerable animals during the pandemic,” says Lidia Kemeny, Outreach Manager at the BC SPCA. “The work of our grantees are more important than ever and we are excited support this work.”

The allocation of the funds will go directly towards covering the cost of spay/neuter surgeries and permanent pet identification, in addition to helping groups address both community cat colonies and animals living on First Nations land.

The 2022 grants are provided to the following selected partner charities, veterinarians, First Nations communities and non-profit organizations:

  • Bulkley River Veterinary Services Ltd.
    CatSpan Ferals Registered Charity
  • Coastal Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) Network Society
  • Ulkatcho First Nation
  • Kitty Cat Prevent A Litter Society
  • Campbell River Partners in Animal Welfare Society
  • CATS Meow Society
  • Happy Tails Rescue Society
  • Pawz United Rescue Society (PURS)
  • Northern Animal Rescue Alliance
  • Nazko Indian Band
  • Quadra Feral Cat Group and Cat Rescue
  • Shuswap Paws Rescue Society
  • Sammy’s Forgotten Felines Rescue Society

In 2022 we gave out 17 grants totaling $83,805.00 granted, to support a total of 425 animal. In 2022 the BC SPCA broadened the scope of grants to better support First Nations communities by including dogs.

To learn more about the grant program and past recipients visit spca.bc.ca/spayneutergrant.