Donations Always Needed!

Hello everyone! With kitten season upon us again and our Summerland Critteraid Charity Shoppe closed due to Covid-19, our sanctuary could use your helping hand to stock up on food and other necessary items. In order to make this an easy and efficient process for those who want to help, we would like to introduce you to: 


Please click on the above link. Ordering like this offers an easy and ‘physically-distancing-conforming’ opportunity for food donations to find their way safely to our sanctuary.  The items have associated quantities, which should help to provide an idea of how much we may need. Having said that, the food isn’t limited to any number because everyone is always HUNGRY. 

All the sanctuary residents “present” and “future”, as well as every single one of our volunteers are thanking you from the bottom of our hearts. We would not be able to do this without your generous donations, continuous support and faith in our organization to help end animal suffering in our community and beyond!! 

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is run 100% by volunteers and donations helping end animal suffering in our community for over 25 years! Critteraid is a registered non-profit society and is not part of any larger organization. Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is not just a shelter or rescue facility, it is also an educational facility that teaches people about animals in a way that will change their perspective about themselves and the world around them. We depend on compassionate people in our community in order to keep our dream alive and make sure our legacy continues on. We are incredibly grateful for all the support we receive from our community and we constantly continue to build new relationships in order to strengthen our legacy.

This very special organization has a beautiful 10 acre farm in the South Okanagan providing sanctuary and rescue for a wide variety of abandoned and abused animals in the Okanagan (cats, lots of kittens, dogs, horses, cows, pigs, ducks, alpacas, donkeys and even a rooster). Our 3 key goals are rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of the animals that have become part of the Critteraid family. It is incredibly important to always find loving homes for all of our animals in order to keep rescuing those that need us. Having said this, if it turns out that adoption is not an option for whatever reason then we are honored to provide sanctuary for as long as needed (for some it is for their entire life). This can be costly but we believe all animals deserve a chance at a healthy and happy life!

It is with this thought in mind that we reach out respectfully and humbly to ask for support in our dream of ending animal suffering. There are a variety of ways to support us; materials for projects, one time donation, regular sponsorship donations of an animal of your choice, silent auction items for our fundraisers or anything else you may think suitable. Whatever it might be, we would be so grateful. It is not without partnerships, that we can continue our animal compassion efforts in the Okanagan.

We take pride in our advertising and marketing techniques, which includes maintaining a high traffic website and social media presence (Facebook / Instagram), where we provide recognition for these compassionate businesses / organizations that support what we do: and Critteraid also has the ability to issue tax receipts for your generosity.


Make a donation.



Click below for an Adoption Application.



Become a Critteraid member.



Help our animals in need.


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


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


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

Who We Are


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.

Words of Support for Critteraid!

  • Melissa 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."
  • Diana Stockmann
    "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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