About the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program


Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) is a registered Charity, serving the West Kootenay in BC. Help us save lives! Volunteer, Donate, Adopt, Refer, and Support KAAP.

All KAAP animals available for adoption can be visited in their foster homes, upon approval to adopt one of our pets.

kaap.ca is a free public web site for pet adoptions. We currently serve the West Kootenays in and around Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

The volunteers of the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) have become a registered Charity. We can issue tax receipts for qualified donations.

The volunteers of KAAP have helped over 2700 cats and dogs find homes since the fall of 2007. The majority of these pets were homeless; KAAP offered temporary foster home care to them while they were waiting to find their new families. These animals were also given medical care as required; many needed to be spayed or neutered, and needed other attention such as vaccinations or de-worming. KAAP advertised these pets on the well-known web site kaap.ca, as well as local media, and has had great success. KAAP actively promotes spay/neuter of pets, by helping low-income pet owners to access this service.

Through generous donations by local individuals and businesses, KAAP has significantly impacted the pet overpopulation problem in the region.

Another innovative project is the KAAP Barn Cat Program, which locates suitable rural properties and matches them with semi-feral cats and kittens that love to catch mice.

KAAP needs more foster homes, volunteers to drive pets and help with adoption clinics, donations, and ideas for helping community animals. Anyone interested or having questions about Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society, can call Daryl at 250-551-1053, or email contact@kaap.ca . Donations can be mailed to KAAP, 3423 Renwick Rd., Nelson, BC V1L 6X7, or made online (one-time or monthly) through canadahelps.org