Changing Lives is not just a catch phrase for the Bow Valley SPCA—it is part of our vision. It is the answer to “why” volunteers, staff, and donors are so dedicated to our cause.
It is obvious that rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats changes their lives. Less obvious, is how much these creatures change the lives of the people they touch. Ask a staff member, a volunteer, or especially a family that adopts a pet about how their lives have changed; then be prepared for a long story.
The Bow Valley SPCA is also committed to changing our community. Our animals interact with kids, seniors, and all those in between to provide support at all stages of life. We also educate about compassionate care for all animals so they receive the same level of love they give us. We provide the community with information, presentations, and workshops starting with choosing the right puppy and ending with supporting your dog to be a good canine citizen.
Changing Lives requires donor and volunteer support. More than 75% of our funding depends on donations. Volunteers provide the equivalent of more that 5 full time staff members. In return for your support, you will have the satisfaction of changing the lives of hundreds of animals and people in the Bow Valley each year.
Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, the Bow Valley SPCA has successfully rescued hundreds of cats and dogs—and the work continues every single day! More than 73% of our funding depends on donors like you who provide the funds needed to care for our residents. In return, you have the satisfaction of making an important difference to hundreds of animals and people in the Bow Valley each year.