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

Welcome to ICAN

The Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) is a registered non-profit, no-kill, no-cage animal rescue and adoption facility, located in Invermere, BC, that services the Columbia Valley from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen.     ICAN accepts homeless cats and kittens and small animals. We attend to their veterinary needs, including spay and neuter, and any special care required before placing them in loving forever homes.     

Please call 250-341-7888 if you wish to view any animals at ICAN or in foster care.

Location: 455 Panorama Drive   Entrance and Access to ICAN and parking is from back (Fifth Avenue) via one way lane.  As you approach Castle Fuels Petro-Canada on Panorama Drive, stay right and take the lane (Fifth Avenue). 

Donations:   Tax receipts for donations of $20.00 or more are issued upon request.     e-transfers are to be sent to  Please specify in Notes section if funds are for a specific animal or campaign and follow up with us re: security question. Receipts:  Please email us with your mailing address and contact information along with your donation if you desire a receipt. Registered charity number 83643 8291 RR0001  

Volunteers Needed

ICAN has an urgent need for VOLUNTEERS to help with animal care, cleaning and with general duties such as re-stocking supplies.   Whatever help you are able to give, we can put to good use!

Can you find an hour a week to lend a hand?  We will work with you, provide training and gratefully accept whatever time you are able to donate.  

Please fill out Volunteer Application here or reach out by going now to  Contact Us.
You are also welcome to email or call us at 250-341-7888 if you have any questions.     

Make A Difference

ICAN depends on your caring and generosity to help animals in need.  Click on the photo  above to donate monthly or to make a one-time donation, via our “Canada Helps.Org” link.  Other donation methods including e-transfer and PayPal are available on our Donations page.

We rely on fundraising and the caring of people just like you, to help support the services we provide to the Columbia Valley.  Every gesture, every gift, every person and every organization who takes the time to help in some way is “Someone Who Cares” and you do MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  

Fostering for ICAN

Foster guardianship is an opportunity to make a difference in an animal’s life.
Sharing in the welfare of animals in need, and seeing the results of your efforts as healthy, nurtured animals find their forever homes, also makes a joyful difference in foster families lives.

We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals or families in the Invermere area who have space in their home and love in their heart to provide a temporary home to a needy companion animal.  We supply all the essentials so there is no cost to you!  Email or call us to inquire about helping us, help them!     Foster Home Application

Adopt A Companion

 Each animal that comes into our care is integrated slowly into the ICAN facility to ensure they are healthy, and comfortable with other animals, children and people in general.

All adoptions require a completed application and an interview with an ICAN representative. All applicants are carefully screened to ensure our animals are placed in the best possible home.
ICAN encourages all members of the family to participate in the selection of a companion animal.

Go to our CATS Adoption Application.
Go to our DOGS Adoption Application.

Become A Member

There are two ways to purchase your membership with us.   The first is to click here to  fill out the membership application and pay the $20 membership fee online (or via e-transfer) to .  

The second alternative is to come down to ICAN, fill out the application and pay the $20 membership fee there, in the envelopes provided.   We encourage all our volunteers to please purchase a membership every year, as membership numbers do help secure grants for the future!