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

Tiny #2

Female – Black & Tan – Estimated birthdate: January 3, 2018

Surrendered to ICAN December 2019. Initially we thought Tiny #2 might be pregnant, but that was not the case.

ICAN has taken care of her spay and she will be ready to go to a new home anytime after February 20, 2020.

Tiny has been in ICAN foster care and will be moving to the shelter, so if you would like to meet her give us a call please. Photo and more about her personality to come.



Male – Tabby – Black, tan and white -Medium Hair – Estimated birthdate: Oct 29, 2007

This handsome fellow was surrendered to ICAN and he is adjusting at the moment to his new surroundings. It will take a little while for us to get to know him but we can say for now that we are working with Tico in the hope that he will become more comfortable with us.  He is still very scared and confused.

It’s always difficult for a surrender to adjust to being away from a family life, so please, if you have room in your home and your heart for this 12 year old, we invite you to call ICAN to arrange for a viewing.

We understand he is a good mouser and it could be that he would do best in house where he can be the only cat, or where he could have a safe loving home, but still be an indoor/outdoor cat.

February 2020 Update: Tico is most likely best suited for a farm or home where he can be mostly outdoors. He is not socialized to the degree where he wants a lot of people activity. Somewhere he can fit in and protect his home and family from outside and still be safe would be his ideal situation.






Female – Calico “tuxedo” markings, white blaze on face, Green eyes   – Birthdate: July 29, 2019

Personality:  Esperanza can be as rowdy and playful as her siblings; but she tends to drop out sooner, looking for a nap or cuddle.  She loves to be cuddled, and purrs with attention.  She is able to move about quite ably and quickly, even leaping, but her rear left leg does not fully extend. Likes being “placed” at her wet food dish.  Litter box trained, fostered inside only.

Post Surgery – recovering well in her ICAN foster home.

Esperanza as most of you know from our Facebook posts, came into ICAN care with a medical problem. =Many caring sources came together and she was able to received the surgery she needed.

It was a tricky one:  she had a Grade 4 luxated patella that required surgical replacement from the back outside of her leg to the proper position in front center of her joint.  To accomplish this, her lower leg bone had to be reshaped and pinned into alignment as well.  It is believed that this surgery will “take”, keeping the patella in the correct place, and functioning; and that her leg growth plates are intact enough to continue to grow with her. In the meantime she heals under the love and care of an experienced ICAN volunteer.

Please come back to visit her soon tho, for further updates. Inquiries about her can be made to ICAN . We will add the link to our Adoption Form once she is deemed ready to leave her current nest

November 30, 2019 – UPDATE:-
Esperanza has the following THANK YOU to everyone of you who contributed to her care, transportation and surgery costs.

“I would very much like to thank all of those who contributed to my leg repair and follow up attention.  I especially note Paws For Hope (Burnaby) for their immediate and generous grant, the Invermere Veterinary Hospital for their diagnosis and prompt referral for surgery, Dr. Audrey Remedios and her team at McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital in Calgary for their prompt and generous medical attention, Sylvia Schulz for being a great roommate and driver.  I also thank the well-wishers who donated funds to ICAN on my behalf, and who sent their messages.  My foster Mom would like to thank you all as well, and her family support.    Thank you, Esperanza.”

February 2020 update: Esperanza continues to heal nicely and is still being nurtured and socialized at her ICAN foster home, where she is integrating with other animals. Esperanza’s leg shows a variance of flexibility.  Some days she appears to limp more when walking, and at other times, she is almost “normal” in the use of her leg.  She continues to sit with her leg out and to her left, and probably sleeps with it more extended as well, though it isn’t as obvious. She so far is still developing muscle which may increase the smoothness and consistent strength of her leg. 

Esperanza is close to being “adoptable”, but she will need an experienced adopter.  She would be safest as an inside only cat.  Climbing (which she likes) should be made safe and supervised when possible.  Leaping up on furniture, or “stepping up is alright, but not screen doors where she risks being “caught” on her weak leg.   She loves to cuddle (careful lift and hold on the “weak” side) or “supervise” the tasks at hand.  She will tend to grab and “bite” if she senses too much attention is being given to her leg (physical examination or touching).  She loves to play with string and is fairly agile.  When bored, she amuses herself, preferring stuffed mice and twisted pipe cleaners which she drops into the water for some reason.  They are then unacceptable for play until they dry out, so she will search out another toy, leaving wet surprises about for bare or sock clad feet.  🙂

NOTE: Esperanza is now available for a meeting if you are seriously interested in adopting her and can provide her with the care necessary (see above). Please contact ICAN at 250-341-7888 to arrange for a viewing. Adoption application will be made available to serious potential adopters after a phone interview.


Male – Black- Long Hair – Estimated Birthdate: May 8, 2018

Steven was surrendered to ICAN and is neutered. He has had all his vaccines and is micro-chipped. We will have his photo and more about his personality posted soon.

He has been a in and outdoor cat – and seems to really prefer being allowed “outside” time. He was reported to be friendly to people and other animals and even young children but does not like to be picked up. Typical male 🙂 That said, Steven is adjusting to being at the shelter and we will be able to tell you more about his likes and dislikes soon. At the moment it seems that dogs may not be his favorite thing.



Female – Black – Estimated birthdate: September 28, 2014

Hoodoo was named after the location where she was found, wearing a pink collar, very hungry and very happy to have a human take her in and bring her to ICAN.

She is very friendly and we suspect she may have been lost by vacationers to the area.

It’s been several months now since she was turned in so if you are looking for nice little girl to round out our family, we’d love to have you meet her.

Update: February 2020
Hoodoo is currently in foster care with an ICAN Volunteer and ready for adoption.



Male – Black- Long Hair – Estimated Birthdate: May 8, 2018

Surrendered to ICAN Dec 2019 and currently in foster care.

ADOPTED January 2020


Male – Black- Long Hair – Estimated Birthdate: May 8, 2018

Surrendered to ICAN December 2019 and currently in foster care.

ADOPTED January 2020


Male – Black and White Shorthair – Tatoo in ear …. Birthday March 22, 2012

Gator the gentle giant:

Gator may be a big boy but also has huge capacity to love his humans. He is 8 years young, still enjoys playing and being active.

His special food diet is working and he is losing weight which has him looking and feeling much better each day. Gator loves attention and follows his foster parents around the house while they go about their day.

In the evenings he enjoys snuggling with foster mom. Once she reclines on the sofa in the evening he jumps up and shares her lap or tummy, at times kneading her stomach to ensure he is cozy and she knows that he thinks she is he best. He is an all around great kitty, won’t you consider opening your heart and home to this special fella?

PS: that’s a dog sculpture Gator has taken a fancy to snuggling up with, not a real dog! How cute is that!!!


Mango #2

Male – Orange & White Tabby – Estimated birthdate: April 11, 2016

Mango is such a sweet, handsome, friendly boy! Just look at his regal stance – this little fellow will capture hearts.

He was turned in by a Fairmont area resident after being found stray in the Sunchase Villa’s area. We advertised him in the hopes his owners could be located, but alas, no one has contacted us so far to reclaim him.

Call ICAN at 250-341-7888 if you want to meet Mango. He is available for adoption.

ADOPTED February, 2020


Male – Black- Long Hair – Estimated Birthdate: May 8, 2018

Personality:  Windum was born feral and fostered with older kittens.  He is slightly shy with strong “retreat” instincts. He likes to be sure of what’s going on before coming for attention.  Then he’ll take a short cuddle and pets.  He prefers to play with string and chasing tossed toys.  He’s affectionate but not pushy with it.  He needs some reassurance to start.  Once confident, he’s likely to be a “buddy”.  Litter box trained, fostered inside only.

Windum left foster care and moved to ICAN in January 2020 and is available for viewing there.

ADOPTED February, 2020