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

Special Status

Animals that are not available for adoption.


FEMALE – White & Brown Ragdoll – Long Hair – Estimated Birthdate: May 17, 2020
March 31, 2021 – Tikka post surgery photo

UPDATE: MARCH 2021 – Tikka had major dental surgery on February 23rd to assist with her feline stomatitis. The vet successfully extracted all her teeth behind the canine teeth. At her post-op visit it was determined the incision looked good, however while the gums were healing they were inflamed. Thus she was put on an anti-inflammatory med in addition to remaining on antibiotics. During a recent visit, because the inflammation still exists around her 4 remaining teeth, she was prescribed a new antibiotic to be taken for a month’s duration. We’re hoping this recent change of medication helps improve the inflammation and assist in her recovery. We thank everyone for your caring inquiries and good thoughts, as does Tikka! 🐾

PREVIOUS INFORMATION: We would also like to let everyone know that we have a foster volunteer family who has offered to take care of Tikka so she will be in a loving and supportive family home as she goes through her pre and post-surgery needs.Please help — Tikka has stomatitis and needs major dental surgery!

Tikka is a beautiful, sweet 8-month old petite girl who is adored by everyone who meets her. Unfortunately she’s been diagnosed with feline stomatitis, which in her case is inflammation of the gums. This painful condition does not have a definitive cause and it’s been determined extraction of all teeth behind the canine teeth will give her the best outcome. Vet fees for this urgent dental surgery, including after care antibiotics and pain medication, are estimated at $1,340.

Sadly Tikka’s tongue sticks out because of her swollen mouth. While surely in discomfort she still delights in attention, and especially enjoys head and chin massages. She spends most of her day lounging, either snuggled in a comfy kitty bed or in the top of the catpost. However, we believe after dental surgery, she’ll return to acting like the kitten she oughta be. We look forward to that day of seeing her running around and playing with toys, living life to the fullest.

Would you please consider a monetary gift to assist ICAN with this critical dental surgery for precious Tikka? It will make all the difference for her to live a longer and healthier life. 

Here’s how to donate towards Tikka’s dental surgery:


Mail your cheque, made payable to ICAN, to 455 Panorama Drive, Invermere, BC V0A 1K7. Also note in Memo section: “Tikka’s dental surgery”.

Interac E-Transfer:

Donations by Interac E-Transfer can be sent to  Please contact us separately if necessary re security question and kindly specify in Notes section that funds are for Tikka’s dental surgery.


An Income Tax Receipt can be issued for donations of $20.00 or more.  If a receipt is requested your full name and mailing address must be provided at the time the donation is made.

This is just one of the cases we are dealing with at this time. Should there be more money donated than needed for this specific cause (Tikka) we will use it for the benefit of other animals in our care.

Thank you everyone for your current and past support!

Flame joins ICAN as Top Cat

FlameHead10-15Well, it’s official. We can’t let this sweet little guy go! With Radar having found his new forever home, the position of TOP CAT just had to go to Flame, who joined us at the shelter in June of 2015.

Flame has proven himself to be such a friendly and loving representative of our services, greeting everyone as they come and go, that he is staying with us permanently. Flame now has his own ICAN GREEN wardrobe, which has been lovingly created for him by one of our dedicated volunteers.

Everyone can see he has been promoted to ICAN Supurrvisor!!


Flame is a gentle lover of people,  always ready with a welcome and if you are willing, a cuddle.   Flame is an indoor only kitty.  He has never been outside and he integrates well with other cats of mixed ages.

If you are looking for a mature cat who will enjoy your affection and who is not nervous or the least bit anxious,  this boy is for you!    This 10 year old gentleman is a real eye catcher for everyone who sees him.    His owner was forced to surrender him due to having to move into assisted living.

Flame is the sweetest most tolerant and at the same time playful boy who has ever entered our shelter. We wonder why he is still with us.  His love for humans is proven over and over again by the many smooches he gives.  He has a lot of wonderful years left to give someone and is patiently waiting for his new forever home which should be indoor only.  This boy is a must to meet !

Flame was promoted to “house supervisor and ICAN representative in September of 2015.