|Store Type |||Groups/Associations, Pets|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||SkyTrain - VCC Clark|
|Cross Street |||Clark Drive|
|Admin: Tues-Sat: 9:30AM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 23, 2009
The Vancouver SPCA was established in 1894 through the auspices of the government of British Columbia and concerned citizens as an organization committed to animal welfare in the province of British Columbia. Since its incorporation, the provincial SPCA has expanded to 32 different branches throughout the Lower Mainland and the province. Each branch is a non-profit charity registered with Revenue Canada.
The Vancouver Branch of the SPCA operates 10 shelters in the region, providing a variety of services including cruelty investigations, the promotion of animal welfare, pet adoption, sheltering of abused and abandoned animals, spay & neuter programs, charitable hospital services, and humane education. These programs are all funded by donations from caring and compassionate individuals in our communities.
Ruff, meow, bark...please!
Like most non-profit organizations, the SPCA requires volunteers to help out in a variety of positions in order to keep the business viable. Some of the volunteer programs are the SPCA's Walk and Groom Program and the Hosting Program, in which volunteers help people make adoption choices. The Foster Program allows volunteers to take home pets that require more attention, due to medical or behavioral problems, until they are ready to be adopted.