Wildlife Rehabilitation Help for Sick and Injured Animals
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Wildlife rehabilitation

Wild animals can get sick and injured, just like our pets. It is illegal for a member of the public to care for wildlife, but we all have a shared responsibility to ensure the welfare of wild animals.

Injured, orphaned, sick and oiled wildlife need our help and we can and should help save them—especially when human activity is to blame. Wildlife rehabilitation contributes to the conservation and protection of wild animals. Learn how you can support wildlife rehabilitation.

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Photo credit: Mary Kay Koon

Wildlife rehabilitation centres in B.C. are permitted to care for wild animals. You may need to report the situation to the appropriate agency so you don’t endanger yourself or the wild animals. Contact your local wildlife rehabilitator  or call the BC SPCA Animal Helpline at 1-855-622-7722 if you are unsure about what to do.

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Get to know Wild ARC the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria, B.C.


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Tune into the Wild ARC critter cam to see your support in action.