Our Mission Statement

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

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 us; a cat, once terrified – now approaching with love; or a dog soundly asleep without fear of abandonment, in his or her new, forever home. Everything we do is for our rescues, our farm family and the community.

Animal Sanctuary pentictonWelcome to Critteraid!

The evolution of our sanctuary has been gradual and began with the rescuing of cats. With the support of an amazing community, we grew to include several other divisions.
Our 10-acre sanctuary is home to approximately 40 farm animals and we also have a beautiful cat house that cares for several four-pawed beauties at any given time.  We do have a Dog House Division, Education program, Outreach Services Program plus empowerment and soul building youth programs.
The volunteer support and community support is vital to our charity and is a large source of funding for us.  in the non-profit world, Fundraising is constant in order for us to provide the rescue services, the always constant veterinary needs, plus our operational and maintenance costs.
We have our Critteraid charity thrift store ( 13208 Victoria Rd N, Summerland, BC ) which we sort through kind donations and sell in our shop.  This is a fantastic way to recycle, repurpose and reuse all while 100% of the revenue goes directly to the rescue and care of the animals.
Both the farm and the thrift shop are 100% volunteer-based.
Our Board of Directors take great pride and have a tremendous dedication to the love and caring for all the animals that come through our gate.  In addition to this, we are simply amazed by the beautiful individuals that support Critteraid with their time, energy and devotion.

Lori Huot-Stewart
President, Critteraid

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We all come from so many different walks of life, but all seem to share the same heart.  We all give just that little bit and see the most amazing results and share in the triumph of what happens when a community comes together to rescue animals in desperate need.