Our Mission Statement

We promote and foster animal welfare through the provision of sanctuary, education and rescue to help end animal suffering in the Okanagan.

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What we do

Our primary focus is the comfort, safety and well-being of the animals in our care as well as the volunteers who mind them.

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Why us

Our reward is nothing more than the braying of a donkey glad to see you; a cat, once terrified and physically and mentally beaten – now approaching with headbutts; or a dog soundly asleep without fear of abandonment, in his or her new, forever home.

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Message from the President.

Over the years, Critteraid has grown from the initial cat sanctuary to include several additional divisions: Dog House Division, Critteraid Farm, Education, Outreach. We have learned to temper our growth with the number of volunteers who commit to caring for the animals. 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.

Please refer to the navigational links on this page to visit your specific areas of interest. You will also find links to information on membership, volunteering, adoption, sponsorship and how to contact us.

I am proud to be a part of a Board of Directors who takes great pride in their fiduciary responsibility while always focusing on the animals that are in our care. The women and men who volunteer their time and support within Critteraid are amazing individuals who are second to none when it comes to standing tall amidst animal welfare representatives.

Tanya Thompson
President, Critteraid

Board of Directors

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.

Presently, there are nine Directors who meet every month. Members are very welcome to attend these meetings and provide their insight and give their suggestions on Critteraid matters. Directors oversee operational matters such as the Cat Sanctuary, Dog House Division, Critteraid Farm, Education, Outreach, and “At Large” positions which include fundraising aspects of the organization, logistics, special projects and administration.

View the current CritterAid Board of Directors here:

Our Board of Directors, like our other Volunteers, are kind and caring individuals who truly want to make a difference in the lives of the animals that seek refuge with Critteraid. They’ve given constantly of their time and efforts to ensure the success of the work we undertake.