BC SPCA - Wild ARC - Metchosin

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Wild ARC is a Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre operated by the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is located in Metchosin, about 40 minutes outside of Victoria.


Our mission is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal's natural history. 


 Wild ARC is the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island and treats over 3,000 wild animals annually from over 140 different species.



 Wild ARC also aims to educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare, and co-existing with nature, as over 80% of the wild animals treated at Wild ARC are impacted by human activity. Our efforts are not funded by any government agency.

We really appreciate your interest and support in caring for our local wild animals in distress!



Please fill in an application to join our volunteer team and you too can help save the lives of wild animals!




Volunteer Opportunities - Wild ARC Victoria

Wild ARC - Wildlife Transport

Our transporters act as ‘animal ambulances’ (while still obeying the rules of the road!), to make sure distressed wildlife arrives at our centre as soon as possible. No need to be a daring rescue hero, these team members transport already-contained wildlife in need of a safe ride.

Wild ARC - Maintenance

Are you handy with tools and fixing things? Wild ARC treats 140 different species annually and each one needs specialized enclosures. Join our maintenance team to help us keep up with repairs throughout the year.