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Coastal Animal Welfare & Education Society

Mission Statement

CAWES (Coast Animal Welfare & Education Society) is a registered charity that has been dedicated to animal welfare on Bowen Island since November 2000. CAWES mission is to care for any abandoned domestic animals, and assist any injured or distressed animal, including wildlife. CAWES strives to promote, inform, and educate the community on the human guardianship of all animals.


There is no SPCA or wildlife rescue group on Bowen Island. CAWES manages to fulfill a much-needed animal advocacy service to the Bowen island community by…

  • Controlling the overpopulation of felines through sterilization.

  • Minimizing any impact on wildlife by feeding stray and abandoned cats.

  • Offering ongoing support and advice to animal lovers and educating them in the care and welfare of their companion animals.

  • Providing financial and moral support to families in need who have sick companion animals.

  • Reuniting lost companion animals with their families.

  • Finding forever homes for companion animals that have been abandoned or given up for adoption.

  • Reducing the number of stray animals through our foster and adoption activities.

  • Helping to sustain our natural environment by participating in and supporting wildlife rescue activities.

  • Education about wildlife and pet issues through community events, social media, the website, and direct contact with CAWES board members.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged

by the way its animals are treated"

~ Gandhi

Green Eyed Cat
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