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


Fairmont Hot Springs Paw’fect & Santa Photos

When our furry friends’ parents book their Paw’fect Package, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort donates $5.00 to ICAN. 

Pet photos with Santa was held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Santa’s cabin) with all cash donations from photos going to ICAN.
Fairmont CEO Vivek Sharma also dropped by with a cheque for us from monies collected through their Paw’fect Package. 

Silent Auction Thank You!

Our silent auction event held November 2019 at the Invermere Veterinary Hospital raised over $2,000 for ICAN animals!

We would like to thank our local Invermere Veterinary Clinic for hosting this auction, and a special thanks to all of you who placed bids.
To the following companies and individuals who donated items to be auctioned off for this worthy cause – Thank You – we couldn’t do it without your help.

  • A&W
  • Dr. Mark Moneo Optometric Corp.
  • ICAN Supporter – Anonymous
  • ICAN Supporter – Deb Haugen
  • ICAN Supporter – Karen Lewichew
  • ICAN Supporters – Ken and Tracy Litchfield
  • Invermere Massage Therapy
  • Kicking Horse Coffee
  • Kootenay Flooring
  • Nipika Mountain Resort
  • Total Pet, Cranbrook
  • Triple J Window Cleaning
  • Wolfe Mining Inc.

Here are two of the more unique items donated. An absolutely lovely “cat quilt” and a Bobby Orr Hockey Jersey, autographed May 10, 1970.

KSCU Donation – October 2019

This huge THANK YOU is going out to all the KSCU employees who donated a portion of their pay in October 2019, to a local charity. This year they chose ICAN. The KSCU donation was presented to ICAN President, Darla Spiry on Credit Union Day in October. Way to go KSCU !! – ICAN greatly appreciates your community spirit, caring and support.

Summer 2019 Fundraiser

ICAN would like to thank Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for sponsoring “The Longest Yard” fundraiser and donating the proceeds in support of our work with animal rescue in the Columbia Valley. Looks like a great time was had by all who attended and donated .


A Big Thanks to all volunteers, their families and friends who helped at our annual garage sale. We are pleased to announce ICAN raised an amazing $6,000+ this year, and that’s despite the rainy weather. Way to go everyone!!!

Spring 2019 Fundraiser

ICAN wants to thank Total Pet for their fundraiser to help East Kootenay Animal Rescue services.

The Staff at Total Pet in Cranbrook providing ICAN with a cheque for donations.  

2019 Annual General Meeting

Our 2019 AGM was held out of door, and the weather cooperated. We had warm sunshine throughout the afternoon. 18 people attended the AGM!  Little cat, Money Penny showed off her antics by scratching at the inside window begging to join our meeting. Your new ICAN Board for 2019 is: President – Darla Spiry Vice President – Teryl Hemmelgarn Treasurer – Silvia Fahrion Secretary – Tracy Carson Member at Large – Amber Lutz

THANK YOU  – September 15, 2018 Golf Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction at Coy’s Par 3 

 Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) would like to extend a very special thanks to Coy’s Par 3 for hosting this successful fundraiser, and Weird Gal for donating her time to musically entertain us.  All monies raised will go towards rescuing, sheltering, and adopting out companion animals in our Valley. We appreciate those who attended, and wish to acknowledge the generosity of the following auction donors:


2018 ICAN Golf Tournament & Dinner

DATE:  September 15, 2018     Time:   2 PM

Golf Tournament and Dinner, Silent Auction and Entertainment

Golf and Dinner:  $40.00
Dinner Only:         $20.00

Location:  Coy’s Par 3 Golf Course 
Call to reserve tickets:    250-345-6504

This promises to be a fun day, and what better way to wind down summer and support your local Animal Rescue center, than to spend a September day golfing, dining and having fun with friends!.   Coy’s Par 3 has been the long time choice for fundraising events such as this, with a unique 9 hole – par 3 course that is both challenging and beautifully laid out.   Meals are always good and all about having a good time!   Please come help us celebrate!