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Animal Control Agencies on Vancouver Island

Coastal Animal Services provides services to the Regional District of Nanaimo (including Cedar and Lantzville), City of Duncan, North Cowichan, and Ladysmith.

Duncan SPCA provides services to Cowichan Valley Regional District consisiting of Malahat (north of Okotoks Rd.), Bamberton, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, and Cowichan Bay

Victoria Animal Control Services provides services to the City of Victoria, the District of Oak Bay and the Township of Esquimalt.

CRD Animal Control  provides services to: Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Sidney, North Saanich, Central Saanich, View Royal, Highlands, and the unincorporated areas: Willis Point, Malahat (south of Okotoks Rd.), Jordan River, Port Renfrew, Salt Spring Island, and the Outer Gulf Islands.

Saanich Pound provides services to District of Saanich.


Animal Rescue and Advocacy Groups

Broken Promises Rescue   - cat and dog fostering and adoption, occasional small animals

Barn Rats Need Barn Cats   - feral cats on southern Vancouver Island

Bully Buddies   - bully breed fostering and adoption, occasional other breeds, bully breed advocacy (no owner surrenders) - based on the mainland

CatNap Society  - feral cats in the Nanaimo area, trap/neuter/release, stray cat rescue, advocacy, cat and kitten fostering and adoption

CatSpan  - feral cats in Nanoose Bay area, trap/neuter/release, feral cat advocacy, foster and adoption programs

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders   - cat and dog fostering and adoption, spay/neuter assistance, feral cats and kittens, small animal rescue and adoption

Helping Homeless Cats   - long term (all expenses covered) foster program for seniors wanting cats (no owner surrenders) - based in Victoria

Hug A Bull   - pitbull fostering and adoption program, breed advocacy, breed specific legislation issues (no owner surrenders) - based on the mainland

United Hearts Animal Society   - collect donations of pet food and supplies, fundraise to provide grants for rescue groups, develop resources to distribute to animal welfare organizations that are caring for animals - based in Victoria

Vancouver Island Dog Rescue Society  - dog rescue, fostering and adoption (focusing on Canadian dogs/northern breeds)

Victoria Adoptables   - online portal for adoptable animals, dog fostering and adoption

Local Pet Businesses

Pheonix Feline Furniture   - beautiful cat posts made from driftwood near Victoria.

DogQuality   - based on the mainland, making dog diapers, wheelchairs, strollers, steps, etc.

Vancouver Island Animal Crematorium  - compassionate and genuine individual pet cremation service located in Courtenay but pickup and deliver throughout central Vancouver Island. This is the only crematorium in BC that allows site visits and for people to witness their pet's cremation.