A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Critical Care Medical Program

WAG's Critical Care Program provides animals with funding for special medical needs. Many of the animals that arrive at WAG have sad and painful histories of abuse, injury, starvation or neglect. The Critical Care Program was developed to ensure there was money available to treat animals immediately and over the long term.  

These programs rely solely on your donations to exist - please consider donating to an animal in need today!

Ways to Donate to the Critical Care Fund:

  1. Donate ONLINE! You can choose which animal receives your donation by selecting their Fund.
  2. Donate by Credit card by calling the Shelter directly at 604.935.8364
  3. Mail in a cheque to : P.O. Box 274, Whistler, B.C. Canada V0N 1B0.
  4. Donate by CASH, Debit or Credit Card by dropping by the Shelter at 8000 Nesters, Rd., Whistler, during our Open Hours.

Please note: If donations for a specific animal exceed their medical expenses, the surplus will be added to our General Critical and Compassionate Care Fund, and help support other WAG animals with special medical needs.



My Story:

My name is Asher! I am a 12-year-old male kitty. I was left unsupervised with a large teenage dog who didn't know how to act around cats and suffered a painful broken leg! But the worst part was that I was left without the necessary surgery for ELEVEN DAYS...Thankfully WAG's Critical Care Fund was there to help, and I was able to have my operation, just in time - they saved my leg!

WAG is now asking for your help to replenish their Critical Care Fund, which was there to help me in my time of need. We are hoping you will help us reach our goal of $3000 which will cover the cost of my surgery, medications, and aftercare.

To sweeten the deal, I have found some GREAT PRIZES that will hopefully encourage you to donate!

For every donation over $100, you will be entered to win:

  • 2 bath passes to the Scandinave Spa, Whistler
  • 1 bottle of Pinto Noir from See Ya Later Ranch Winery!
  • Authentic WAG Photo Book!

For every donation $50 - $99, you will be entered to win:

  • Two-week trial pass to Loka Yoga!
  • $40 gift certificate to Whistler Happy Pets!
  • Authentic WAG Photo Book!

For every donation $20 - $49, you will be entered to win:

  • A Kitty Gift Basket filled with fun cat treats and toys!
  • WAG Swag!

Make sure you leave us your name and contact info when you donate, so we can let you know if you have won! (Prizes must be picked up from WAG).

Though the surgery was a success and amputation was avoided, the delay in my treatment resulted in a more complicated surgery and a much longer healing process. It even means my leg will be a few millimeters shorter than the other, leaving me with a permanent limp.

**WAG staff suggest going slow with dog and cat introductions to ensure everyone's safety and always be there to supervise.

Where your donation will go:

Orthopedic Surgery
After Care
Bandage Changes



My Story:

I have just arrived at WAG and immediately the caring staff noticed that I was not the healthiest pup! I have mange, which causes hair loss, skin lesions, and lots of itchiness, but thankfully it is treatable. I also have Entropion, which means my eyelids curl inward, and my eyelashes scrape against my eyes at each movement - it is very painful and will require surgery to correct.

Where your donation will go:

My upcoming eye surgery
Medication for mange
Eye drops



My Story:

Mindy was a stray in Whistler for many years and was being fed by some kind neighbors. One day it was reported that she was most likely pregnant. Before WAG could get to her, she had her babies in a cardboard box! Thankfully we brought the whole family inside to keep them safe from predators and warm on those chilly nights.

All of Mindy's kittens have been adopted. Now we are hoping to teach her humans can be friends! She is also looking for a Foster Home...

Where your donation will go:

Spay surgery
Deworming Medication and Vaccinations
Health Exams
Long Term Care



My Story:

I was living with a man who did not take care of me. I was physically abused and starving and was not receiving the medical treatment I needed. Thankfully I was surrendered to WAG where I was treated for parasites, am receiving quality and regular meals (plus lots of extra treats! and where the hole in my tail can be treated and finally heal!

Where your donation will go:

Spay surgery
Health exams
Bandage changes

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