The Okanagan Humane Society operates two primary programs: Pet Assistance Program and Rescue Program
Pet Assistance Program
OHS assists qualifying low-income families with access to low cost spay/neuter /vaccine/deworm and permanent identification for their pets and provides necessary veterinary care. Seniors, individuals and families on low incomes often cannot afford the costs associated with spaying/neutering and caring for their pets. To apply for assistance, please complete this online application an email address is required as you will be contacted by email.
OHS works with community members to assist with rescue, spay/neuter and veterinary care for feral, abandoned, lost and homeless cats and kittens. OHS and veterinary partners assess each animal as it is rescued and strives to provide safe new homes for these animals wherever possible. However, feral cats are generally released back to their original location if they are deemed untameable as they cannot be fostered or adopted as friendly house pets. If the environment isn’t suitable or safe, an effort will be made to re-home feral cats to another location, such as a volunteer farm. OHS relies on the public to help report and track individual and colonies of feral, abandoned, lost and homeless cats. We work to humanely trap cats in need, providing them with necessary veterinary care including spay/neuter service. For assistance with a feral, abandoned, stray or homeless cat (or cat colony) please send information here:
Cats and Kittens Available for Adoption