Does the BC SPCA follow AnimalKind standards in their own branches?
Yes, the BC SPCA follows AnimalKind standards in our branches when we need dog training and wildlife and pest control. We only use reward-based training methods for dogs in our care and BC SPCA staff members oversee volunteers who walk dogs or carry out behavioural modification activities to ensure they follow BC SPCA policies.
For wildlife and rodent control, wherever possible the BC SPCA hires AnimalKind accredited companies to do work in our branches. When accredited companies are not available, we require whoever is providing the pest control service to follow AnimalKind standards.