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


Great food, all day long on Giveback Sunday!

Horsethief Pub will be hosting ICAN on Sunday Dec 11, 2016 as their chosen charity for their Give Back Sunday event.     This means, they will be donating 15% of their total food sales (before tax) on Dec 11th to ICAN…how amazing is that?

Please spread the word and show your support for ICAN by grabbing a bite to eat from Horsethief Creek Pub on Dec 11th.

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016  

Time: 11:30am (morning) until 12am (midnight)

Where: Horsethief Creek Pub

7538 Main Street East
Radium Hot Springs, BC, V0A 1M0



Volunteer Appreciation and Open House BBQ – May 2016

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This year’s BBQ event started with a 2 hour Volunteer appreciation lunch and a chance for our existing volunteers to meet up and visit.

At 2 PM the doors were thrown wide open to visitors who wanted to learn more about ICAN and to those interested in volunteering.

We are just delighted at the turn out.   Lots of happy faces stopping by to visit, grab a hot dog, dessert and wander through our cage free environment and meet our current resident cats and kittens.    We are happy to advise that Coco found her new forever family and left with them today.

ICAN sends out a huge Thank You to those of you who donated or filled out volunteer applications and we appreciate our wonderful community and the continuous and enthusiastic support we have received throughout the years.

WE CARE and we hope that was apparent to everyone who stopped by.  We are proud of the clean, spacious, well-cared for and nurturing atmosphere we provide for our rescue animals.    We are grateful to our dedicated foster families and volunteers.

If you missed the event and are still looking for ways to lend a paw, please call ICAN today to learn how you can help too.   250.341.7888.

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Vendor Blender – Wedding Style

Wedding-Blender Saturday, March 26, 2016 – Eagle Ranch is the place to be!

10:00 a.m. until 3:00 pm

Join the fun at this special wedding focused event. A big Thank You to Fiona Baxter, for all the great ideas that bring local vendors together in one place and for your continued support of ICAN.

ICAN Annual General Meeting – 2016


We are very pleased to announce the new 2016 ICAN Board of Directors. The following members were approved at ICAN’s AGM on Saturday, March 19, 2016

President: Lana Banham
Vice President: Katie McNamara
Secretary: Teryl Hemmelgarn
Treasurer: Yvonne Jensen
Director: Mara King
Director: Amber Lutz
Director: Samantha Crann
Director: Wendy Miller
Director: Janine Benson
Director: Brenda Holden

For Board Member changes and updates since the AGM, please visit our Mission Statement page.

Raise the Woof

On Friday, November 20, 2015 our 4th Annual Raise The Woof Comedy Show, Dinner and Silent Auction was held at the Invermere Community Hall.   RTW2015

Close to $12,000 was raised at the recent Raise the Woof!

On behalf of all the animals at ICAN, we want to say “Thank You”  to the people and businesses that donated auction items and prizes.   Also to you, our guests,  who attended and bid on those items, and to the ICAN volunteers, their spouses and friends, that worked so hard to put on this event.


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Invermere Fall Vendor Blender

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A big thank you to Fiona Baxter and crew who put on the 2nd Vendor Blender this year.

Thank you as well to everyone who came out to the Invermere Vendor Blender.  Donations at the door amounted to over $850 for ICAN.

We are so grateful for your generosity and support.