The 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 over 750 animals last year (2020) across the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region. 2021 is shaping up to be even busier for this volunteer-based team who will help any animal in need: dogs, cats, eagles, raccoons, pigeons...

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 this work requires hiking into remote areas and using specialized tools like a drone, netgun, and improvised (DIY) gear.

These tools help but it is most often good ol' tenacity that gets the job done. Even though Geoff the cat has a lame leg and was found in Ukee, it took a few days to catch him using traps and some OG tactics including tippy toeing in our socks to sneak up on him. More 👉

Sign up to be a member of this page (right side of the menu bar) and checkout CARE's newsletter for more animal stories, tips and tricks.

Thanks for CAREing!


24/7 Emergency Response

Lost Animal Search & Rescue

Bylaw Enforcement Support

Feral Cat & Kitten Trapping

Housing & Socialization

Transport Coordination

Foster & Adoption


Public Education
Community Outreach
Animal Wellness Tracking
Spay & Neuter Clinics
Vaccination Clinics
Bylaw Development


Online Shop & Merchandise
Coffee & Tofino Cold Brew
Fundraising & Donations
Volunteer Initiatives
Grants & Contracts


Make a Difference Today

Mooshu is a spokescow for her unique herd on Meares Island. She had to leave the island due to a congenital situation with her front hooves. She is doing well and receiving daily physio. However, her herd needs a new shelter to stay warm, dry and healthy. You can help Mooshu by helping her herd. Please donate today by 'buying' one of her digital photos below. Goal: $25,000!

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Donate, Foster or Volunteer with CARE

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“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

A.A. Milne  (Winnie the Pooh)


PO Box 887 Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0 Canada

+1 (250) 266-WOOF (9663)