BC SPCA & Air Serv Program
April 9, 2024

Did you know that all profits from our Air Serv program get donated to the BC SPCA? That means every time that you use the tire inflator service at one of our Mid Island Co-op gas bars, you are helping local animals in need.

Since 2007, the Air Serv and BC SPCA program has been active at almost all our gas bar sites. As our organization has expanded over the years, so has this program and its impact. Last year, we started to make some changes so that the proceeds collected through Air Serv could be distributed across multiple local BC SPCA locations here in the Vancouver Island region.

This year, 2024 marks the first annual contribution under this new model, where all profits from our members and customers raised through the Air Serv program, are spread across various BC SPCA locations in Nanaimo, Parksville-Qualicum, Cowichan, and Salt Spring Island.

This contribution was made possible entirely by members, customers, and the good people from our communities who use our Air Serv tire inflation services.

Cheque presentation at the Nanaimo BC SPCA location

In the past, we have not widely promoted this initiative. However, we are hoping to change that and the awareness surrounding the contribution of these funds. We hope that with every tire inflation, we can further the success of this program and its impact on the great work done by the BC SPCA.

More about the BC SPCA and how to help support:

Here in British Columbia, countless animals rely on the compassion and care provided by the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). Every day, this organization works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need, but they can't do it alone. The BC SPCA Donation program offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of these animals.

Why Donate to BC SPCA?

1. Rescue and Rehabilitation: The BC SPCA is dedicated to rescuing animals from situations of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Your donations directly fund the rescue efforts, ensuring that every animal receives the care and attention they deserve.

2. Medical Treatment: Many animals arrive at BC SPCA shelters in need of urgent medical attention. Your contributions provide essential veterinary care, including surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation services, helping these animals recover and thrive.

3. Adoption Programs: BC SPCA runs adoption programs to find loving forever homes for animals in their care. By donating, you support these initiatives, enabling more animals to find happiness and security with caring families.

4. Education and Outreach: Prevention is key to reducing animal cruelty. BC SPCA educates the public about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare issues, and the importance of spaying and neutering. Your donations support these educational programs, creating a more compassionate community for animals.

The BC SPCA donation program offers a meaningful way to support animal welfare efforts in British Columbia. Whether you choose to make a one-time donation, become a monthly donor, or leave a legacy gift, your contribution makes a tangible difference in the lives of animals in need. Join us in our mission to create a more compassionate world for all creatures, great and small.