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

Annual General Meeting – May 2, 2021

Invermere Companion Animal Network‘s Annual General Meeting (AGM) reporting on the 2020 Fiscal Year will be held a little differently this year in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.

Members of ICAN (active membership is required) are invited to attend the AGM. If you are not currently a Member, but wish to become one and are interested in attending the AGM – you can do that beforehand by clicking here.

AGM Meeting Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021 Time: at 1:00PM  Via Zoom

Due to current COVID-19 protocols the AGM will be conducted online via Zoom.  Up to 10 members are currently allowed to be in an outside space 2 meters apart in the ICAN yard, if you prefer to be there in person.  You will require access to your tablet, Smartphone or laptop for the duration of the meeting as voting will be accounted for electronically.  Address, should you plan to attend outdoors at Shelter is: 455 Panorama Drive, Invermere, BC . Advance notice is required if you intend to be physically present, so we do not exceed maximum allowable.

Members will receive a Zoom invitation on Friday, April 30. Additional information on how to sign in on the day of the meeting will also be included in this email.

Please contact Dee Middlemiss  at middlemissdeanna2@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns on using Zoom.

Double D (DD)

MALE – White & Brown – Estimated Birthdate: March 10, 2017

DD (Double D) showed up as a feral at a Valley home and that family worked with him over a short while until he became socialized to humans. He was recently surrendered to ICAN to rehome, now he has developed manners and a really good attitude towards domestic living 🙂 Turns out he is a really sweet boy! He turned in his feral card and is now very happy to be getting pets & snuggles!

ICAN has already had him neutered and he’s received his pre-Adoption vaccines so is ready anytime to find his very own family.

DD is a lap cat who is good with other cats BUT he’s a lover not a fighter, and won’t defend himself against other animals. For that reason we think he needs to be either in an only pet home, or to be with cats who like other cats. Ideally we think he should be an indoors only boy, or have a fenced protected “catio” area so he doesn’t go backwards, having being a feral before.

DD loves people, snuggles and he purrs as soon as someone he likes enters the room. e is scared of loud noises, so a quieter home, perhaps with an older couple, or family with older kids would be a good fit.

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New Gravel Parking Area -2021

ICAN extends A HUGE THANK YOU to Max Helmer Construction Ltd. for your support to our organization over the last several years! Your caring and community spirit showed up once again last week, by delivering and spreading gravel at our shelter parking lot. Our sincerest gratitude for the generous support you have given to ICAN!

Ollie#2

MALE – MEDIUM HAIR – Ginger & White … Estimated Birthdate: April 30, 2018

Ollie#2 has had an interesting history as he comes into ICAN’s care now ready to find his perfect forever home. He first came to ICAN’s notice a while back as an unneutered male, along with another unneutered male, who had been taken in because they seemed to be surviving completely on their own.

ICAN took care of the unneutered part right away and since then Ollie #2 has been adjusting to being in a home environment, without other animals and we’ve been finding out more about his likes and dislikes along the way.

At first he was very skittish and we gave him time to hide in safe shelter conditions until he became comfortable with humans. Ollie had been exposed to other animals and young children, was litter trained and was used to being an indoor/outdoor cat. For example, he was amiable to being brushed and petted when we first met him.

There is just something about Ginger Cats that is unique! Male Ginger cats have a reputation of being assertive, vocal and active and Ollie is a mover and a shaker!
He is curious about everything and likes to be busy. He is quite taken with laser toys and enjoys being held and brushed. He is playful, calm, friendly and very social. He loves to run and chase after his humans as they move about, so would likely be entertained if there were children in the house.

We believe he would also do best in a one cat household – while he has been exposed to other cats on his journey here, he also seems to love having family to himself. We are not sure if he has been exposed to dogs. If we could describe Ollie in one word, it would be “SASSY”! He likes to chirp and talk back to his humans. If you call him he will come and respond usually, and he is very affectionate with humans, he likes to roll around at your feet and is a total pet hog.

We think Ollie would benefit by being in a safe situation (fenced or protected outdoor zone) where he could continue to indulge his preference to have some supervised outdoor time – his interest, while sleeping comfortably inside at night.

He has recently had a really good haircut as you can see, so he’s ready to meet his new family anytime! Come meet Ollie by calling for an appointment to: 250-341-7888.

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Sage

Female – Tabby mix with Torti coloring – Estimated Birthdate: June 18, 2020

Meet Sage! She was a rescue along with her 3 gorgeous kittens, Clover, Basil and Willow. She is currently in ICAN foster care and is doing a great job of mothering her little ones, until they are spay/neutered and ready to move to their newly adopted families.

Sage will soon be able to leave her current foster care home, to go to her own new family. We were successful in getting her spay booked for mid April so pretty much any time after that she will be ready to leave. Will that be with you?

She is calm and as you can see a real beauty. Her Foster Mom says Sage is very sweet. She’s very friendly and likes to be petted, but isn’t the type to cuddle or settle in with you for long periods. They say she does “drive by” petting sessions frequently, before she’s off to somewhere else. 

She has likely been an indoor/outdoor cat prior to coming to us since daytimes she seems to want to go out. At intake we were told she was okay with kids, didn’t like being held often, likes scratching logs and was indifferent to visitors. Depending on the risk to her safety in your area, you may want to keep her in, or use a harness if you take her outside of a safe and fenced yard. She will have adjusted to not going outside now while she is in foster care, so it is a good time to put her safety first.

Willow

FEMALE – Light Grey Estimated Birthdate: February 11 2021

Willow came into ICAN foster care along with her Mom (Sage) and her newborn siblings Clover and Basil. They’re all doing wonderful! They are all rambunctious and settled in well. Mom cat Sage is constantly acting like she wants to go outside so we suspect she must have been an indoor/outdoor cat, but aside from that, she is doing great too.

All the kittens have such beautiful white coloring around their eyes AND have generally the same personalities – love play fighting with each other/people and chasing toys. They like playing with people, but so far haven’t settled in to cuddle/sleep on their foster home parents.

The mom is very sweet. She’s very friendly and likes to be pet, but isn’t the type to cuddle or settle in with you for long periods. I like to say she does “drive by” petting sessions frequently, before she’s off to somewhere else. 

These little darlings will not be available for adoption until May, 2021.

Clover

Female – Darker Grey with White – Estimated Birthdate: February 11, 2021

Clover came into ICAN foster care along with her Mom (Sage) and her newborn siblings Willow and Basil. They’re all doing wonderful! They are all rambunctious and settled in well. Mom cat Sage is constantly acting like she wants to go outside so we suspect she must have been an indoor/outdoor cat, but aside from that, she is doing great too.

All the kittens have such beautiful white coloring around their eyes AND have generally the same personalities – love play fighting with each other/people and chasing toys. They like playing with people, but so far haven’t settled in to cuddle/sleep on their foster home parents.

The mom is very sweet. She’s very friendly and likes to be pet, but isn’t the type to cuddle or settle in with you for long periods. I like to say she does “drive by” petting sessions frequently, before she’s off to somewhere else. 

ADOPTED APRIL, 2021

Basil

MALE – Medium Gray – Estimated Birthdate: February 11, 2021

Basil came into ICAN foster care along with his Mom (Sage) and his newborn siblings Clover and Willow. They’re all doing wonderful! They are all rambunctious and settled in well. Mom cat Sage is constantly acting like she wants to go outside so we suspect she must have been an indoor/outdoor cat, but aside from that, she is doing great too.

All the kittens have such beautiful white coloring around their eyes AND have generally the same personalities – love play fighting with each other/people and chasing toys. They like playing with people, but so far haven’t settled in to cuddle/sleep on their foster home parents.

The mom is very sweet. She’s very friendly and likes to be pet, but isn’t the type to cuddle or settle in with you for long periods. I like to say she does “drive by” petting sessions frequently, before she’s off to somewhere else. 

Gadget

MALE – White with Black markings – Estimated Birthdate: September 24, 2020

Gadget was turned in as a found in March, from the Panorama area and all efforts to post and find his owners have met with no results. He has the cutest black tip on his nose and black smudge on left side of mouth, grey smudges below both ears, black tail with white tip, black heart shape on back just above tail.

He has been taken into ICAN foster care to get him adjusted and we are still getting to know about him, so come back for more information as his story unfolds.