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Help after rough start to life

Many cats at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary are looking for forever homes, but some are also looking for temporary fosters, a great solution for animal lovers who...

Shy, scared, need a chance

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary says everyone is always looking for playful kittens, meaning some of the older, shyer cats have been waiting for years....

First kindness of their lives

Many cats at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary have been rescued from lives of abuse and abandonment, and fear humans as a result. That's where the volunteers at...

Hungry mouths need help

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is running low on food, after a frigid January taking in many strays and looking at a busy kitten season coming soon. That's...

Local biz wins award

Penticton’s RPR Heating and Air Conditioning is just the third Canadian company to be awarded Bryant’s Circle of Champions Award. The award...

Seniors seek second chance

A pair of senior cats had nowhere to go. Friar Tuck and Little John were surrendered to Critteraid Animal Sanctuary when their owner had to go into a care home....

Saved from being culled

A few months ago, all that kittens Espresso and Forest had in their future was a scheduled culling of their feral colony of cats. Lucky for them, Critteraid...

Baby cows, cats now safe

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland has had one heck of a year. Animal director Jess Byer highlighted some of the best rescue success stories they had...

First VegFest coming to town

For the first time ever, Penticton could have its own vegan festival this summer. Akin to Kelowna's popular VegFest, VegFest Penticton is planned as...

Survival after abuse, neglect

Cooper the cat arrived at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary terrified and aggressive due to abuse in a former foster home. "When he first came in, his fear was...

Thieves target local charity

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is feeling the pinch this holiday season after the organization's charity thrift store has been hit hard by break-ins and people...

Rescue not the end of story

For the cows, pigs, alpacas, llamas and even a rooster at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary, their rescue was just the beginning of their story. Thanks to...

Dozens saved from death

A colony of 60 cats was going to be culled by property owners when Critteraid Animal Sanctuary stepped in, along with other local rescue groups. Critteraid...

Business Gives Back returns

The Business Gives Back fundraiser is back. For 23 years, Penticton and area businesses came together for a charity fundraiser benefitting the charitable...

Survival after expected death

A cat whose owners both died last year was left alone and sick with no home, but she has defied the odds for her survival thanks to Critteraid Animal Sanctuary...

Temps drop, deaths rise

Dropping temperatures could be lethal to stray animals, and Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is already fielding calls about abandoned kittens that could easily be...

Flying flaming pumpkins

More than 300 pumpkins were set ablaze and catapulted into the night at the fourth annual Flamin’ Pumpkin Chunkin fundraiser at Summerland’s Saxon...

Last to be chosen by family

Puppies Bannock and Poutine have watched all their siblings get adopted from the shelter that rescued them, but months have gone by without them finding homes...

Cold, scared without help

Three kittens who had a frightening and difficult start to life, found alone next to their dead mother amongst the garbage at the Salmon Arm dump, are now...

Eyelids felt like sandpaper

Imagine feeling sandpaper scraping across your eyes every time you blink. That's what rescue cat Ron Weasley was living with when he was homeless, before...

Orphaned on the roadside

A group of kittens who were found orphaned on the road after their mothers were killed by cars are finally learning to trust humans. The sad story began in the...

Left after hoarding situation

Winston is still waiting for his forever home, one year after Critteraid Animal Sanctuary rescued him from a hoarding situation near Kaleden. Fifty cats and...

'Biz gives back' returning

The Penticton Speedway Foundation has teamed up with the South Okanagan Medical Foundation to bring back “Business Gives Back.” Many residents will...

Kittens left due to colouring

Approximately 25 black kittens are stuck waiting for a home at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary because potential adopters often prefer pretty patterns in their...

Has attitude, needs home

She has a little bit of an attitude, but two-year-old kitten Jamie Lynn at Critteraid Sanctuary is still a sweetheart looking for the right forever home. ...

Crippled duckling has home

Hercules the duckling was born just a few days ago, but staff at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary have already noticed he can't walk properly and is struggling...

17 rescue kittens need love

If you love kittens, Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is the place to be right now. The rescue society has recently taken in 17 kittens from the Midway area, all of...

Wine and vegan treats

The Earth to Table Vegan Market is coming to Kelowna on September 15 at the House of Rose Winery. Over 35 local and plant-based vendors will be providing...

Cats need companionship

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland is full of long-term feline residents that can get a bit lonely. The nonprofit is always looking for volunteers...

Quadruple the love

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is always full of kittens who need forever homes, and the volunteer-run facility is sometimes overwhelmed by requests from the...

Given a chance at life

A new program at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is giving vulnerable, sick kittens a better chance at living by allowing them to spend time outdoors. The Whiskers...

Dozens still need homes

Your next chance to meet and take home a new feline forever friend is coming up at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary on Saturday. It's been a busy year for the...

Street cat needs barn home

Nelson is a young cat who has already had a hard life, but thanks to the efforts of Critteraid Animal Sanctuary, he is ready to go to the right loving...

In debt caring for animals

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary can always use donations, but a particularly busy season of young, sick kittens and older cats has them around $10,000 in debt and...

Teenage mom needs love

Kimchi the cat was just a few months old and alone on the streets when she gave birth to a litter of kittens, and now she is looking for her second chance in...

Hit by car, abandoned

Marshall the cat was found abandoned after being hit by a car, struggling along with his injured leg. He was alone and hurt for a few days, until someone found...

Help to save animals

It has been a busy season for Critteraid Animal Sanctuary, and they are happy to accommodate any volunteer who wants to help. The non-profit society relies...

Kittens dumped 'like trash'

A woman shopping at the Penticton Superstore this week was dismayed when she found a dumped box in the parking lot that held three young kittens inside. ...

Struggled on three legs

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary is looking for a forever home for a beautiful cat who had a hard time on the streets before she found her way to them. "We...

Meet 40 loving adult cats

Critteraid animal sanctuary is holding a two-day open house in an effort to find forever families for some of their 40 adoptable adult cats. On June 21 and 22...
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