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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




This photo shows Susanna Braund (President of CAWES) receiving a cheque for $250 from Kaia Hiller and BICS community coordinator Sarah Haxby on Sunday April 22, 2018.

Bowen Island Community School student council raised the money through their popcorn fundraiser and voted to donate the proceeds to CAWES because of our work for wildlife and domestic pets. CAWES is thrilled to be chosen by the school students and will put the money to very good use.