A Network of Compassion
CARE Network is a non-profit animal rescue and outreach organization on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
We primarily work with dogs, cats, and their human families but we also help any other animal in need.
Animal Care at the End of the Road...
CARE Network helped 800+ animals in the last year across the Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds region. 2023 has been just as busy for our volunteer-based team who will help any animal in need: dogs, cats, eagles, raccoons, pigeons. Having said that, we did launch BC's first non-profit, mobile vet clinic half way through the year so the number of animals we are helping this year has more than doubled!
Our animal emergency response team travel by van, boat and even plane if necessary to help animals in distress wherever they are in the region. Often our work requires hiking into remote areas and using specialized tools like a drone, netgun or improvised (DIY) gear.
These tools help but it is most often good ol' tenacity that gets the job done. Sometimes it takes a few days using traps and some OG tactics including tippy-toeing in our socks to sneak up on injured or missing animals to help them.
This is our eleventh year of helping animals and innovating animal care at the end of the road. Our latest innovation, Mission Pawsible Vet clinic is BC's first non-profit, mobile vet clinic and is directly addressing the #1 pet problem in British Columbia: inadequate access to vet care.
Many folks have told us that it is impossible to start a vet clinic on a shoestring budget. Others are trying to make it impossible for us for other reasons. So, we are calling our project, Mission: Pawsible.
We have a pawsome veterinary team and a pawsitive attitude so... anything is pawsible.
Thank you so much for CAREing!
3 of the ways we are helping animals
Our rudimentary animal shelter is located on high ground at the world famous Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. With solar power, plenty of stored rainwater, and high-speed internet, we shelter animals in need even when it is raining cats and dogs.
Our APES (Animal Paramedic Emergency Service) will help any animals in need: dogs, cats, eagles, raccoons, bunnies... For ten years we have been responding to animal emergencies and getting the sick and injured to the professional services they need.
Together with the Indigenous communities we work with, we are innovating animal care & controls at the end of the road. Up next: CARE has launched BC's first non-profit, mobile vet clinic to serve animal rescues and rural & remote communities.
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”