Animal Transfer
Prince Rupert, BC, CA
6d ago


Do you enjoy driving and have a passion for animal welfare? The BC SPCA currently has an opening for an Animal Transfer Driver based in the Prince Rupert Region.

The Animal Transfer Driver is responsible for the safe transportation of animals to BC SPCA locations from external sources as well as between BC SPCA locations following the BC SPCA Animal Transfer Protocols.

The Animal Transfer Driver will maintain and oversee the care of the transfer vehicle and ensures optimal welfare for all animals travelling within their care based on the Five Freedoms and outlined in the Canadian Standards of Care.

You will establish strong working relationships with managers, the animal transfer program, branch managers, shelter staff and volunteers.

Reporting to the Manager of the Animal Transfer Program you will :

  • Ensures excellent welfare of animals travelling within the vehicle at all times by : o Loading animals destined for branch into transfer vehicle using low stress handling;
  • o Ensuring transfer vehicle is loaded with appropriate-sized animal crates; o Reporting any animal welfare or animal transport issues to manager, animal transfer program by email with attached pictures as needed.

    o Following the BC SPCA Animal Transfer Protocols.

  • Maintains a driver’s log book.
  • Assists with unloading of animals at final destination.
  • Cleans kennels and vehicle after transfers completed.
  • Maintains the transfer vehicle(s) as per Transport Action standards.
  • Reports any vehicle issues to manager, animal transfer program immediately upon identification.
  • Represents the Society in a respectful manner at all times when interacting with staff, volunteers, external contacts, as well as members of the public;
  • answers questions as required and makes referrals where unable to answer a question directly.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Required knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in this role :

    If you would like to be a part of our Operations team, are up for the challenge and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you.

    Please include the location you are applying for in your cover letter. Click on the link to apply now.

    We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices. We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission and guiding principles.

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