08 August 2013

Animal Cruelty top priority for BC residents

"Investigating complaints of animal cruelty" was identified as the number one priority by respondents to a recent BC SPCA online survey.

More than 6,000 individuals took part in the survey designed to pinpoint priorities that will be used to guide the development of services and programs for animals in need in the BC SPCA's 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. 

In order of importance, the top then priorities were: 

  • Investigating complaints of animal cruelty
  • Programs to reduce pet overpopulation, including low-cost spay/neuter initiatives
  • Sheltering of homeless and stray animals
  • Advocating on issues that impact the welfare of animals
  • Raising the standards of care and welfare for animals raised for food
  • Increasing adoptions
  • Providing low-cost veterinary services for the public
  • Humane education for youth
  • Addressing issues related to animals used in research
  • Addressing the slaughter and care of unwanted horses

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