They care for thousands of injured animals a year.
And this weekend, the team at BC SPCA’s Wild Arc is opening things up to the public to take a walk on the wild side.
The Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchoisin helps injured and distressed wild animals get back on their paws, claws and wings all year long.
But it only opens up to the public once a year.
Tours this weekend are giving people a chance to see what it’s like behind the scenes at the busy animal rehab centre.
Wild Arc cared for close to 3,000 animals last year, a 20 per cent increase over the previous year from about 140 different species.
The public gets to see how they do that, but Wild Arc manager Kari Marks says the animals won’t be on display.
“They are wild animals but as such they are very skittish of people.
They really, really don’t want interaction and we respect that and we tuck them away and we certainly don’t display them.”
The free tours run again tomorrow from 12-4pm.
You have to register online or by phone but keep in mind, the slots fill up fast.