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Critteraid and our partners support animals in times of crisis. Find out how your donations are critical.

The Animals Below Need Donations Urgently

Emergency Donations Needed Now!

Critteraid is often found dealing with situations for neglected animals that are beyond what anyone can imagine in their worst nightmares. We are fortunate to have a network of emergency medical professionals, fur-foster parents and caring citizens who step up to help us time and time again with donations of time, money and medical attention. Without you, we would certainly be faced with devastating outcomes for these helpless and hurting animals, but because of you and your unsung generosity, we are able to turn many of these traumatic situations into positive experiences. More often than not we can give these animals a shot at what they deserve, which is to be loved, respected and cared for by their humans.

Below you will find our most urgent, dire and unfortunately expensive cases. These emergency cases are all uniquely sad in their own way and each one requires desperate attention in order to ensure these animals can have a shot at a new life.

Please view each animal and donate where ever you can.  Remember, lots of small donations add up to a lot, so please share your donation and encourage others around you to donate too! We love your support!

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You see me sitting, I’m not your problem.
You hear me crying, I’m not your problem.
You see my wounds, but I’m not your problem.
But whose problem am I?

Please show your support to ensure we don’t remain forgotten.

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Feral cats are forgotten souls. We are on a mission to change this for them in the Okanagan. To us, rescue is not a verb, it is a promise! We need our community’s support to help us continue with this mission.

Our response team was called to the Shushwap in February this year. The tenant on a farm had to move out as the building was condemned and will have to be demolished later this spring. The tenant had been feeding a colony of 30 plus feral cats for a long time, but after his departure, no one was looking after these boys and girls any longer. A concerned neighbor asked for our help, so the cats would not be injured or killed during the demolition process.

The Critteraid team has been thinking on their feet and within a few days were they not only able to find a new outside home on a large farm for the entire colony, but they also had many of them vet checked, spayed and neutered and now released to their new home.

The process is still ongoing and we are hoping to be able to cover the vet bills for these deserving creatures. We are grateful for any donation you can make to help our cause to get these cats off to the second part of their healthy, much better life.

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Kittens, Kittens, it’s Raining Kittens

Yes! It’s that time of year again where many feral, semi-feral and unsprayed female cats are getting “knocked up”. Pardon the French.

What to do? There are as many opinions out there about this issue as there are kittens.

Fact though, is: It’s not their fault! The discussions are ongoing, and hopefully someone will eventually come out with the gold standard of how to address this issue in our communities. In the meantime, Critteraid has all hands on deck, to help those deserving little rock stars to get the start into this world that they deserve. With the kind selfless help of a local vet and under the guidance of our animal director, Critteraid volunteers are pitching in to make sure the outcome is a good, solid, healthy life for all those babies. Currently, we have over 20 kittens in our care and they are thriving. It warms the heart to see these little guys making progress every single day.

If you agree with our approach, we are hoping that you can find it in your heart to donate today. It will help us to continue with our work to get them off to a great start. Thank you!


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Brittney Spirit


Hello! My name is Brittney Spirit. I am a 3 year-old very fluffy, mostly whitehaired girl. I am fixed and very friendly and sweet. I am trusting, interested in just about everything and I love to cuddle.

Through no fault of my own, I was born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which translates into that I am a bit wobbly on my feet. Although I am otherwise healthy, I am what they call a special needs kitty. However, that doesn’t stop me from living my best life. My charm sure makes up for my little disability. I am waiting patiently for a special home with no stairs or other pets, and for someone who will take the time to give me the proper care I need and deserve. In return I will give them a love that is fierce!

Until that special someone comes along, though, I have to stay at the Sanctuary. You know, that’s ok. I love it here. I get lots of love and attention. But of course I am pining for my own special place at someone’s side.

Maybe you can’t take me home with you, but if you think that you would like to care for me in other ways, it would make me happy to receive a donation from you in my name. It would make me feel like someone cared….and that, as you know, makes a whole lotta difference.


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Vixen, Dancer and Prancer

Hello. I am Prancer. I came to the farm on a cold winter’s day last year, just before Christmas, together with my brother Dancer and my step sister Vixen. I was only 17 days old and the fate intended for us was to be a waste product. But… oh boy! Fate changed. Instead of being chucked out like garbage, we were saved and now, a few months later, we are able to live our best life on the Critteraid Farm.

Once again, the Critteraid team made the impossible possible. They kept us fed, warm and clean round the clock for weeks on end, so that we now get to experience the warm light of spring and can frolic in the sunshine, nibbling away on fresh green blades of grass with our other cow friends Chyna, Gabe and Annabelle.

We are beyond grateful, but our care is ongoing and in order to keep thriving, we will need your support. The new weather patterns make hay prices go through the roof and there is the occasional vet check up…..soooooo….may we count on you?? Please come and see us sometime and find out just how super cute we are….

Yours, truly, Prancer, Dancer and Vixen



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Hullohhhhhh! I’m Ruby, a 2 year-old piggy girl. I was lost and injured when a farmer found me and brought me to Critteraid. I am so lucky to have found a nice home, a new girlfriend and this incredibly  nice group of people, who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for me. I was very scared when I first came here, but I have since learned to trust. It’s awesome! Me and my bestie are so happy together. We get to go on daily walks, are allowed to roam and are being taught “stuff” such as to sit and greet people.

Our care is ongoing though, and so we are reaching out to you. Your donations will help us to continue to thrive and live our life at this volunteer run farm. Can you help?

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