Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
CEO: Craig Daniell
Board President: Melissa Barcellos
Charitable Reg. #: 11881 9036 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #269
Avg. Compensation $57,433
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About BC SPCA:
Founded in 1895, British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) protects and improves the quality of life for domestic, farm, and wild animals across the province. The charity’s programs protect five essential freedoms for animals: freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom from distress; freedom from discomfort; and freedom to express behaviors that promote well-being. Based on 2017 program spending, BC SPCA runs 4 core programs: sheltering, kennelling and bylaws; hospital and clinic; vet, spay and neuter; and cruelty investigations. In 2017, BC SPCA helped 48,946 animals. Based on total operating costs for the year, the charity spent $722 per animal helped.
Most of BC SPCA’s spending is on sheltering and kennelling programs. Sheltering, kennelling, and bylaws spending made up 50% of total program costs in 2017. The charity sheltered 22,659 animals in 2017 and has registered 62,497 animals in the province’s Pet Registry since April 2015. In its Drive for Lives program in 2017, BC SPCA moved 4,879 animals from overpopulated shelters to less crowded shelters.
Hospitals and clinics made up 17% of total program costs in 2017. BC SPCA reports running 5 hospitals and clinics for animal care in 2017, helping 3,066 injured and orphaned wild animals.
Cruelty investigations made up 13% of total program costs in 2017. BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the only charity in British Columbia formed under the British Columbia Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. With this, the society has three major capabilities: the ability to enforce laws related to animal cruelty; the ability to prepare cases for the prosecution of people who inflict suffering on animals; and the ability to investigate complaints of abuse towards animals. BC SPCA’s cruelty investigations program received 13,672 calls reporting animal cruelty, conducted 9,334 new cruelty investigations in 2017, and executed 121 warrants.
Veterinary, spay, and neuter programming made up 11% of program costs in 2017. The charity spayed and neutered 16,353 animals in 2017 to help reduce pet overpopulation in BC.
Results and Impact: BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found new homes for 15,401 animals, representing 70% of the animals it sheltered in 2017. The charity also reported reuniting 3,861 lost animals with their families during the year. In its cruelty investigations program in 2017, the charity removed 1,376 animals from dangerous or neglectful situations, down from 1,515 removals in 2016. BC SPCA submitted 89 charges of animal cruelty and neglect to Crown council in 2017, up from 26 submissions in 2016.
BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a Major 100 charity with $37.0m in donations in 2017, up from $26.4m in 2016. Fees for service revenue of $10.6m in 2017 comes from kennelling and bylaw enforcement services as well as sheltering, medical, and clinical services. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every dollar donated, 81 cents go to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
BC SPCA held funding reserves of $46.6m in 2017, of which $1.6m are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover 1.7 years of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to BC SPCA for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 13, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.0%||8.6%||6.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||12.0%||15.4%||11.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||172.1%||137.7%||148.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||10,612||9,319||8,260|
|Cash flow from operations||14,417||5,313||14,177|