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More information about the CARE Network.


The Coastal Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) Network is a registered non-profit, volunteer-based animal wellbeing organization that works to protect and enhance the quality of life of animals (and their families) in the rural & remote communities located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC.


We work to address animal overpopulation, community health and safety as related to animals, to help stray and abandoned animals, and to assist in situations of animal illness, cruelty and neglect.

Our facility is located within the traditional land (Ha-Hoothlee) of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

Founded in 2012, the CARE Network works directly with hundreds of animals each year (750+), 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 animal care & handling education. 

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 for emergencies

  • Community animal care and control services

  • Animal bylaw development and enforcement support

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