Rescuing, Sheltering and Rehoming Companion Animals in the Columbia Valley of BC since 2007

Welcome to ICAN

The Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) is a registered non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill, no-cage animal rescue and adoption facility, located in Invermere, BC, that services the Columbia Valley from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen.

ICAN accepts homeless cats and kittens, guardian surrendered dogs and small animals. We attend to their veterinary needs, including spay and neuter, and any special care required before placing them in loving forever homes.

Please call us at (250) 341-7888 to discuss options on surrendering your companion animal, advice, or to arrange a time to visit our amazing, adoptable companions!    

ICAN has an urgent need for VOLUNTEERS to help with animal care and cleaning.   Please consider - can you find even an hour a week to lend a hand?  We will work with you and gratefully accept whatever time you are able to donate.   Please fill out Volunteer Application here or contact us via email or at the above phone number.


ICAN is currently seeking morning cleaners to support our regular volunteer team for the summer. If you are able to spare one hour a week, you will be making a huge difference to the animals and volunteers at ICAN!   We desperately need volunteers for Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, however if you are not available for those days, cannot commit an hour a week, or are only available on short-notice, we will work with you!
Any time you are able to donate to ICAN is greatly appreciated.
Please complete our Volunteer form here, or contact us via email.

Make a Difference

ICAN depends on your caring and generosity to help animals in need.  Staffed only by volunteers, we rely on fundraising and donations to support the services we provide to the Columbia Valley.   Every gesture, every gift, every person or organization who takes the time to help in some way is "Someone Who Cares" and you do MAKE A DIFFERENCE.      

Tax receipts are issued promptly for donations of $20 or more. Our registered charity number is 83643 8291 RR0001

Fostering for ICAN

Foster guardianship is an opportunity to make a difference in an animal’s life. We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals or families in the Invermere area who have space in their home and love in their heart to provide a temporary home to a needy companion animal.  We supply all the essentials so there is no cost to you!  Email or call us to inquire about helping us, help them!     Foster Home Application

Adopt a Companion

♥ Each animal that comes into our care is integrated slowly into the ICAN facility to ensure they are healthy, and comfortable with other animals, children and people in general.
All adoptions require a completed application and an interview with an ICAN representative. All applicants are carefully screened to ensure our animals are placed in the best possible home.  ICAN encourages all members of the family to participate in the selection of a companion animal.

Go to our CATS Adoption Application.
Go to our DOGS Adoption Application.

Become an ICAN Member

There are two ways to purchase your membership with us.   The first is to click here to  fill out the membership application and pay the $10 membership fee online (or via e-transfer to finance@icanbc.com).  

The second alternative is to come down to ICAN, fill out the application and pay the $10 membership fee there, in the envelopes provided.   We encourage all our volunteers to please purchase a membership this year, as membership numbers do help secure grants for the future!  To learn more about ICAN call 250-341-7888 or visit www.icanbc.com

YOU can Make A Difference very time you shop online and feel good knowing that your day-to-day purchases are supporting your chosen local non-profit.     

Please take a moment to look at the extensive list of popular retail outlets participating in this program.     Become one of our "Someone Who Cares" supporters.    We would greatly appreciate your help.   

Each online purchase you make through our shop and share link automatically generates a donation for YOUR favorite charity or non-profit organization. It doesn't cost you a penny more to shop through our site, and there are no membership fees or deadlines.  The only difference you will find by using our link instead of going straight to a retailer website, is the difference you will have made in our fundraising efforts.   

Adoptables