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In Case of Emergency


Bowen Island could face a disaster at any time and it never hurts to be prepared.

Please make sure you have everything your need for your companion(s) in ”go” bag(s), as well as a carrier if your companion is small. 


Some suggestions:
•Food and water for 3 days (or more) 

. A can opener and scoop if using cans
•Leash or harness
•Medications and first aid supplies

. Medical records showing vaccinations 

. Poop bags and disinfectant for dogs

. Portable litter pan and litter for cats 
•Photos of animal(s) in case they get lost

. Collapsible food and water bowls

. A piece of clothing with your scent on it 

. Toys to keep them entertained and stress free 


Make sure you familiarize yourself with the evacuation plan for your neighbourhood, including the plan for your animals. Once you have created your "go" bag you will have to keep it current and ensure food is still good. 

Please make sure you have a sticker on your door  detailing how many animals you have that may need to be rescued. Hopefully you never have to use it but being prepared is always best !

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image courtesy of the Ontario Humane Society

Where To Go In An Animal Emergency

CAWES has compiled this list of animal hospitals that are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, along with the number for Cormorant Marine water taxi and a pet-friendly taxi company on the North Shore.

We can also help in cases of financial need.


Cormorant Marine water taxi (animal friendly): 604-250-2630

North Shore taxi (animal friendly when requested): 604-922-2222

24 hour Animal Hospitals:

Burrard Animal Hospital & Emergency
1788 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6J 1Y1
(corner of West Broadway & Burrard)

Mountainside Animal Hospital
Phone: (604) 973-1247
2580 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC  V7R 4H2

Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre
2303 Alberta St, Vancouver, BC  V5Y 4A7
(near Cambie & 7th)

Canada West
1988 Kootenay St, Vancouver, BC V5M 4Y3
(East 1st & Boundary – almost in Burnaby)

Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver
5696 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z4
(at East 41st & Fraser)

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital
20434 64 Ave, Unit #204, Langley

Animal hospitals open 7 days a week but not 24 hours a day:

We suggest you call in case they have a vet there, even after hours, though they will probably refer you to one of the 24 hour hospitals

Norgate Animal Hospital
1435 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, V7P 1T5
(just before Philip Ave, just after Pier 1 Imports)

Delbrook Mall Animal Hospital
3759 Delbrook Ave, North Vancouver, V7N 3Z4
(north from Westview exit off Highway 1)

Open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm

Caulfeild Animal Hospital

5319 Headland Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 3C6

(Caulfeild Shopping Centre)

8:30-6:00pm Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00 Saturdays, Closed Sundays

(604) 922-2344


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