Animals Need Our Support!

Critteraid promotes and fosters animal welfare through the provision of sanctuary, education and rescue. We rely on the generosity and support of our amazing Critteraid members and volunteers through donation of time and funds. Critteraid is celebrating 25 years as a non profit organization dedicated to animal welfare in the Okanagan Valley.  CritterAid heads up six main divisions including the Cat Sanctuary, The Dog House, CritterAid Farm – Pasture Animals, Project Equus, Outreach Program and Education. Each division has a specific role to play in the CritterAid  sphere.

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The Critteraid Farm

Watch our latest heartwarming video and learn more about the Critteraid Farm Sanctuary. This video will tour you around our 10 acre farm; giving you a better sense of where we care for our Critteraid family. You’ll also get a close up look at the Cat Sanctuary where we house a large number of felines waiting for adoption or sponsorship.  As you watch this video please keep in mind that community support is vital to a charity like Critteraid where fundraising is constant in order to provide the necessary means for veterinary costs, operational costs and maintenance costs.

We hope that you will be moved to look further into options to get involved with Critteraid and read more information on membership, volunteering, adoption, sponsorship and how to contact us.

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Who is Critteraid?

Our History

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In 1991, Critteraid was formed with a Board of Directors of 5 individuals. In 1994, we became a registered charity federally (Summerland Cat Sanctuary #89308-0770-RR0001) and a non-profit in British Columbia devoted to animal welfare. Critteraid is based on their own 10-acre farm in Summerland, British Columbia.

Our Motto

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We promote and foster animal welfare through the provision of sanctuary, education and rescue.

Who We Are

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The Critteraid Board of Directors is a “working” Board. As an animal charity, Critteraid needs the good sense and compassion that is vital to an organization such as ours. Sometimes, the decisions are made quickly and sometimes the Board can ponder and reflect over matters for what may seem ages. Either way, we can assure you that the comfort, safety and well-being of the animals in our care as well as the Volunteers who mind them, is always the primary focus of what we do.

What we do?

critter-aid-favCritterAid heads up six main divisions including the Cat Sanctuary, The Dog House, CritterAid Farm – Pasture Animals, Project Equus, Outreach Program and Education. Each division has a specific role to play in the CritterAid  sphere.

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Words of Support for Critteraid!

  • melissa-rosieMelissa and Rosie
    The communication with Critteraid was amazing
    "I can’t imagine working with any other organization with my little girl, Rosie. The communication with Critteraid was amazing as I received an email back within hours of sending Rosie’s story and the next day I was speaking with a team member on how we could work together to help out Rosie. The Critteraid team was warm and welcoming and told me what I needed to do and I set to it and they worked on what they needed to do. The fundraiser was so inspiring to me, to see the community out supporting this great organization and hearing their stories and seeing them touched by Rosie’s story. Not only did Critteraid help fund Rosie’s amputation surgery but it instilled in me what I always loved doing, which is working with animals on their second chance or more at a new life. Critteraid has quickly become family; they are so kind and caring that you can’t help but fall in love with the team but also all of the critters they talk about and have in their care."
  • dianna-sDiana Stockmann
    WAY TO BE CRITTERAID YOU ARE ALL ROCK STARS!
    "The kids and I went for volunteer orientation with Critteraid last week. ALL of the kitties there are adorable. Our 1/2 hour orientation turned into being there cuddling and loving kitties for almost 2 1/2 hours. The work and the love and care that they give these cats is incredible. It was so hard to leave all these loving animals. The kids enjoyed it so much they will be back on Sunday for a cleaning orientation then it's a cuddle frenzy when ever they want! Way to be Critteraid you are all ROCK STARS! It doesn't cost anything to volunteer if you have a few hours a week they could use your help, and the reward of cuddling fluffy cats is the best!"

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