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


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!

Pooch Plunge Sat • May 5, 2018

Pooch Plunge


Bring your furry four legged friend for Fairmont Hot Spring Resort’s Annual Pooch Plunge!

Every year Fairmont Hot Springs Resort shuts down their pools for annual maintenance, but the day before goes to the dogs!
The Pooch Plunge is a community fund-raiser for Global Animal Lovers and ICAN.

  • Please bring leashes for your dog
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 16 and older
  • Clean up after your pets – bring poop-bags!
  • People allowed to wade to their knees in the pool
  • Only dog and kid friendly dogs allowed
  • All dogs must have up to date shots
  • Fairmont Hot Springs reserves the right to ask a dog to leave if we feel they are unsafe
  • A waiver must be completed and presented to ticket office before entry