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

Volunteer Application

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  • Cats

    At this time ICAN works primarily with kittens and cats. Why? Because that is the area of greatest need in our Valley. However, we do assist puppies and dogs, rabbits, birds and other small animals when we see a need or are called upon. Our shelter houses only kittens and cats (occasionally rabbits); infant kittens, cats with special needs and other animals are housed in foster homes.

  • Kittens & Cats, Puppies & Dogs, Rabbits, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Other Small Animals, Birds, Exotics. ** please list all that apply

  • Activities Outside the Shelter What would you enjoy doing? (check one or more)

  • BBQs, Garage Sales, Info Tables, Calendar Sales, Raffles (Depending on the event, activities could include planning & programming; designing, setting up/taking down & manning displays; selling tickets; cooking and serving food; receiving money; requesting & collecting auction items; greeting guests, etc.)

  • Advertising/Marketing , FB/Website Updates, Database Updates, Graphic Arts eg posters, brochures, Newsletter design, write articles, electronic/print distribution, (What computer/programs do you use)
  • Media Articles/News Releases, Distribution of posters for events, Featured Adoptable Animals, etc, Sewing/Knitting/Quilting items for fundraisers, or use at the shelter, Baking/Cooking for special events, Kids' Program help plan, organize, participate , New Adoptions Calls to find out how newly adopted animals are doing in their new home
  • Foster homes are needed year round to provide temporary shelter, care and love for pregnant mums, mums with babies, very young orphaned kittens, puppies and dogs, bunnies and other small animals, and any animal with special medical or behavioural needs.

    In Home Fostering

  • Up to eight weeks old, kittens who are “born feral” can be socialized. With close care and time, they can become affectionate and loving companions. ICAN has successfully socialized many, many feral kittens who have become loving, trusting adopted cats.