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

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

Matt

Matt – Male – Long Haired Orange Tabby

Intake Date:  August 29, 2018

Estimated Birthdate:  TBA

Matt and Smoothie showed up as strays and are currently fostered in an outdoor enclosure by an ICAN Volunteer.   Both were posted on Facebook as found, but no one claimed them.

They appeared within 2 days of each other and they instantly became friends when they were introduced.   It is quite unusual for 2 male cats to accept each other and bond so quickly, so we are hoping that whoever adopts these little fellows would be receptive to taking them as a pair.   They are very friendly and enjoy cuddling with humans.

Matt is still a little unsure of us humans at times, but neither Matt nor Smoothie have displayed any aggression. They are OK with dogs.    They are comfortable being outdoor cats and if you have a suitable yard or farm area, they would be delighted to be adopted as a set.

Adopted May 1, 2019

Smoothie

Smoothie – Male – Black with some white hairs on chest, small tufts of fur on ear tips

Est. Birthdate:  August 31, 2015

Smoothie was found as a stray and is currently fostered in an outdoor enclosure by an ICAN Volunteer.   He was posted on Facebook as found, but no one claimed him.
Smoothie is being kept company by another stray found in same location a couple of days later.   We have named him Matt.  They instantly became friends when they were introduced.   It is quite unusual for 2 male cats to accept each other and bond so quickly, and we are hoping that whoever adopts these little fellows would be receptive to taking them as a pair.   They are very friendly and enjoy cuddling with humans.

Matt is still a little unsure of us humans at times, but neither Matt nor Smoothie have displayed any aggression. They are OK with dogs.    They are comfortable being outdoor cats and if you have a suitable yard or farm area, they would be delighted to be adopted as a set.

Adopted May 1, 2019 

Bailey #3

Female – Black … Estimated Birthdate: Jan 5, 2018

Bailey #3 was found stray in the Canal Flats area and brought to ICAN for her well being.

She was checked by our local Vet Clinic right away to determine if she was spayed and check on her overall health. 

The nice lady who cared for Bailey tended to a small wound on her side and she did a fine job.  It seems to have healed nicely.

Thank heaven for the good people who keep an eye out for and help look after lone animals especially this time of year when they might not survive without our help.

Bailey is a cute, petite little girl looking for a quieter home. She is a little nervous around new cats but warms up to them as they get to know each other! She is good around humans – a little shy until she gets to know you, but then comes looking for normal love and attention.

Currently in ICAN foster care

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Monty

Male – Tabby – Black & Tan Estimated Birthdate: Mar. 3, 2015

Monty was found and brought into ICAN from the Canal Flats area. He is
very friendly, loves tummy & arm pit rubs; talkative; friendly, well trained, uses litter box. Monty also loves to play and loves humans. 

He does, however not care for the company of other cats. It is believed he might have been dropped off from a car. He has 2 broken fangs: approx 1/4 of right upper fang is broken off; 3/4 of right lower fang broken off

Let’s give this little guy a new “leash” on life and a family who will love him, No animal should be dumped in a strange areaand left to fend for himself.

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ADOPTED March 29 2019

Jasmine

Female – Calico
Estimated birthdate: 5-6 months old at Mar 21, 2019 (awaiting TAB official date)

Well it looks like this little girl might have had a very, very scary journey from Golden to our area under the hood of a truck. She was found in the Black Forest Heights area and turned into ICAN frightened as all could be.

Turns out now she’s in safe hands and has had time to recover from her experience, she is a little darling (with emphasis on “little”). She is weighing in at 5 lbs. now and is beautiful and petite with little paws.

Let’s give her a good home and no more unnecessary road trips 🙂

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Adopted March 27, 2019

Membership Renewal Form

Dear Members, Volunteers and Lovers of Animals:

We would like to express our deep appreciation for all that you do for ICAN and for the residents.  ICAN would not exist without the care, time and financial assistance of people like you who volunteer and contribute in many ways.

In advance of our upcoming Annual General Meeting, we would like to ask you to renew your membership with ICAN or if you are not a member, ask that you consider becoming one.  This is a very simple process.  We just need the attached form filled out and returned to ICAN along with the annual fee of $10.  Payment can be:  cash, cheque or sent via email/electronic transfer to finance@icanbc.com

Becoming a member gives you a voice at our Annual General Meetings in the form of voting on important subjects for the continual operation of the facility.  Memberships are approved by the Board prior to the AGM.  Having a significant amount of members is beneficial when it comes time for ICAN to apply for various grants etc.

Please also note that we are looking for new Board members, and more importantly, filling Officer roles such as President and Vice-President.  We’re doing so with a concentrated effort and view to succession planning; helping to ensure ICAN’s longevity and success.  If any of you are interested, or know someone that might be, please do let us know.

We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming all new Members.

Thank you so much.

The ICAN Board

Money-Penny

Female – Black & White … Estimated Birthdate: Feb 13, 2014

Penny was surrendered by her family because they just were not a good fit. She is nervous around too many people, and is on the shy side. Small children running around make her uncomfortable and she isn’t keen on other animals.

Rather than struggle with these dynmaics and make her uncomfortable, she has been given this new opportunity to find her ideal forever home.

Penny loves people once she gets to know you and has been an indoor/outdoor girl, but she prefers to be indoors. She has been spayed and well taken care of.

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Ella


Above is a picture of Ella standing on her own before going for a walk!

Meet Ella, an adorable girl who joined us in late December. She is a mixed breed, estimated birth date is Sept 13, 2017, and was 14 kg upon arrival. Upon a recommended high protein diet, and special home made food, we’re pleased to report Ella has gained some weight. She is a happy, playful, lovable girl who doesn’t take notice she’s not able to get around like other dogs do.

As a puppy, Ella suffered a pelvic fracture that has resulted in her having substantial difficulty walking. She is able to walk a bit, especially with a sling to assist her. However she does mostly move about by scooting around on her behind, which doesn’t faze her in the least. This girl has a can-do attitude and more! Ella’s doggy smile in the first photo radiates her happiness at having a wonderful foster family and the help she needs to get better!

The great news from the homeopathic veterinarian is that with rehabilitation, as well as laser and VOM (veterinary orthopedic manipulation) work, Ella should become a proficient walker. After several treatments her spine appears straighter, also she has better range of motion in her most affected leg.

If you/a friend/family member are interested in adopting Ella her amazing foster family has shared the following: Ella loves to play with her foster sister, a border collie. She also loves her chew toys and balls, enjoys sitting by the fire, exploring the outdoors or cuddling with her humans. Ella is not a fan of the vacuum cleaner nor sharing her toys or food with other dogs. Due to Ella’s limitations with walking, she needs to be in a home that is carpeted or has lots of area rugs and runners that allow her to get a grip and solid footing.

Ongoing and varied treatments are necessary to assist Ella in achieving greater mobility. This however is resulting in us incurring greater costs with her recovery than anticipated. Please consider providing a donation specific to her rehabilitation. We sincerely appreciate your partnering with us to provide Ella with the best life possible!


Update: We recently had another vet assessment done for Ella. This included X-rays and an extensive examination including standing and walking exercises, to get a better sense of her limitations. Ella’s back right leg has far better better range of motion than when she first arrived at ICAN and we believe laser treatments assisted with that! She is a good candidate for physiotherapy, with efforts to train her to weight her hind legs and use them more. The vet believes with that focus, some good progress would be made with her, especially given she is so young. With your help we can ensure Ella gets all the help she needs and deserves. Thanks for your donations and your good thoughts, they are much appreciated by ICAN and of course by Ella herself!
She has definitely improved since coming into ICAN’s, and her wonderful foster family’s, care!

We applaud Dr. Audrey Remedios and staff at the SAVE – Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Okotoks. ICAN greatly appreciated your time and care in meeting with and assessing Ella!

Donations can be made by Interac eTransfer to info@icanbc.com (please also email us with your name & address for tax receipts and let us know that your donation is for Ella) or donate via credit card through Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/8588 (in the message section please write that it is for Ella). We will also GRATEFULLY accept cheque or cash donations which can be dropped off at the shelter (call 250-341-7888 to make sure someone is available to take your donation)!
Any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated and make a huge difference! Or, maybe you have a loving home that would be perfect for this little gal. If so:-

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