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CAWES (Coast Animal Welfare & Education Society) was founded in November 2000. We are a group of volunteers who believe that all creatures should be treated humanely and with respect.

Our mission is to care for abandoned domestic animals, and to assist injured or distressed domestic and wild animals on Bowen Island. Also, to promote, inform and educate our community about healthy human guardianship and stewardship of all animals.

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


“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated” ~ Gandhi