Our Mission:

To improve the lives of animals by alleviating their suffering or neglect. We do this by rescuing, sheltering, healing, adopting and advocating for animals in need, while inspiring province-wide action and compassion on their behalf.

How we help:

BC Humane Society accepts dogs, cats, and small animals from Vancouver Island and across BC who have been abandoned, mistreated, or can no longer be cared for by their owners.

Sled Dog Rescue:

With over 300 adopted 'sleddies' to our credit, we hope to bring even more dogs inside homes to become cherished family members.

Outreach Programs:

Providing spay and neuter services to animals in communities around our province, we assist in reducing the number of unwanted animals.

Donate Now:

Every donation, large or small, helps us save the life of an animal. Our high standard of animal care requires funding.

How We Help

From heroic acts of rescue, conducting spay and neuter clinics in remote communities, to fundraising events, we step up for animals in every possible way. Learn about how BCHS is making a difference, and how donations save the lives of hundreds of animals a year.

Donate Now

Every gift, large or small, helps us save lives, and we can’t do it with you! With no shelter and a comprehensive foster program, administrative costs stay low, which means your donations are powerful. Donate now, honour someone with a tribute gift, or become a monthly sponsor today!

Get Involved

While donations are the most effective way to better the lives of animals in need, there are a number of ways that you can contribute to the BC Humane Society. Discover how you can support our amazing programs and make a positive impact on animal welfare in our province.

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    Our volunteer photographer was headed out on Victoria Day to photograph some kittens so she brought 10-year-old Airlea, a self-professed feline lover along.
    It was pretty heavenly for Airlea. As soon as the sleeping little fluffballs noticed we were there, …

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    Thursday, May 11 started out like any other day, but then it hit…
    First up were moms and kittens…dozens of them! Then a 3 week old puppy who arrived at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital cold and flat. (once again… Thank you to the amazing vets and …

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  • Sled Dogs the Victoria Premiere...

    Tonight a whole bunch of us saw Sled Dogs Film for the second time.
    The first time was at the world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival in December 2016.
    I know for me it was harder to watch the second time but you know what? I …

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  • Sled Dogs Film Press Release...

    For immediate release:
    Penny Stone, Founder and Director of the Victoria and BC Humane Societies, is featured in the Sled Dogs film. Premiering in Victoria on May 9th, the film features Stone speaking about the heartbreaking Whistler massacre. At the screening she will be answering questions …

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  • BCHS is Live and Blogging!...

    It’s a bright new day, and we’re blogging about it!
    Keep your eyes on this space for exciting news, special events, and to learn more about the special stories of animals in our care. Our blog is a place for you to get a feel for …

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