More information about the CARE Network.



The Coastal Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) Network is a registered non-profit, volunteer based animal welfare organization that works to protect and enhance the quality of life of companion animals in rural & remote communities located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. We work to address animal overpopulation, help stray and abandoned animals, and assist in situations of animal illness, cruelty and neglect.

We are surrounded by Pacific Rim National Park, which is located in Clayoquot Sound. Our facility is within the traditional land (Ha-Hoothlee) of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation who we have worked with since the CARE Network started.

Founded in 2011, the CARE Network works directly with hundreds of companion animals each year (500+), a number of these being life-saving situations. In addition, we have been instrumental in working with partner organizations and communities to organize several spay and neuter and animal health clinics in remote communities; work closely with the leadership in each community toward significant improvements to animal care policies and bylaws; and provide humane education to improve animal care. 

As a front line organization in an area with minimal animal care resources such as veterinary hospitals, we work directly in the region's rural and remote communities to make improvements to animals’ lives and to support their families.

CARE’s regional community services include:

  • 24/7 animal emergency response (including tsunami evacuation services for animals)

  • Providing access to free and affordable spay/neuter and vaccination clinics

  • Lost animal search and support service aided by a drone

  • Proactive, monthly animal wellness tracking and community relationship building

  • Public education related to animal safety, wellness and care

  • A year-round animal food bank

  • Community animal care and control

  • Bylaw development and enforcement support

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