The BC SPCA is seeking public input about important animal issues facing B.C. communities as it begins a strategic planning process to guide its programs and services from 2014 to 2018. The donor-supported animal welfare organization provides a wide range of services for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals throughout B.C., including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue, sheltering and adoption of homeless animals, humane education programs for youth, wildlife rehabilitation, advocacy, improving standards of care for farm animals and spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation in B.C.
“We were able to accomplish incredible steps forward for animals in our province during the last five-year strategic plan and we’re very excited about building on this success,” says Craig Daniell, chief executive officer for the BC SPCA. “As we move forward, it is very important that we hear from our supporters, our staff and volunteers, community leaders, veterinarians and members of the public about their priorities for animals in our province.”
Daniell notes that the overwhelming number of animal issues in B.C. creates a challenge for the BC SPCA as it decides how best to use its resources to create more humane communities across the province.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have such generous and compassionate supporters, but as a charity that relies on community support, we always have to evaluate and assess how we can use our limited resources most effectively for the animals. Feedback from the public is an important part of our decision-making.”
A link to the short public survey will be available May 1-31 on the BC SPCA website at spca.bc.ca/survey.