Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
Board President: Marylee Davies
CEO: Craig Daniell
Charitable Reg. #: 11881 9036 RR0001
Grade: A-The 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 #251
Avg. Compensation $57,959
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 F2016 program spending, BC SPCA runs 4 core programs: Sheltering, kenneling and bylaws; Hospital and clinic; Vet, spay and neuter; and Cruelty Investigations.
Most of BC SPCA’s spending is on sheltering and kenneling programs. Sheltering, kenneling and bylaws spending made up 51% of total program costs in F2016. The charity sheltered 26,213 animals in 2016 and registered 21,707 new animals in the province’s Pet Registry. The shelter found new homes for 15,594 animals, representing 59% of the animals it sheltered during the year. The charity also reports reuniting 3,692 lost animals with their families in 2016.
Hospital and clinic made up 15% of total program costs in F2016. BC SPCA reports running 5 hospitals and clinics for animal care in 2016 and helped 3,013 injured and orphaned wild animals.
Cruelty investigations made up 14% of total program costs in F2016. 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 conduced 9,788 new cruelty investigations in 2016, removed 1,515 animals from dangerous or neglectful situations, executed 140 warrants and submitted 26 charges to Crown Counsel.
Veterinary, spay and neuter programming made up 11% of program costs in F2016. The charity spayed and neutered 16,757 animals in 2016 to help reduce pet overpopulation in BC.
Overall, BC SPCA helped 42,970 animals in 2016. Based on total operating costs for the year, the charity spent $763 per animal helped.
BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations – it collected $26.4m in donations in F2016. Fees for service revenue of $9.3m in F2016 comes from kenneling and bylaw enforcement services as well as sheltering, medical and clinical services. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. 76 cents of every donated Canadian dollar go to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
BC SPCA holds funding reserves of $11.2m in F2016, of which $1.6m are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover only 38% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by BC SPCA. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 26, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.6%||6.6%||9.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.4%||11.0%||16.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||44.5%||45.8%||107.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||9,319||8,260||7,451|
|Cash flow from operations||5,313||14,177||3,485|