About GALS

GALS (Global Animal Lovers) is a small 100% all volunteer grass roots group located in the Invermere, BC area. We are a group of dedicated, passionate and compassionate animal lovers that all share the same goal of helping animals and people alike. Our focus is on rescue, spay/neuter and adoption through a network of foster homes. We believe the answer to curbing the global pet over-population problem is simple by helping in your own community by advocating and implementing…SPAY and NEUTER!

GLOBALLY, GALS promote and volunteer at mass Spay and Neuter clinics, shelters and sanctuaries around the world; predominantly in Western Canada, Mexico and India. Many of our volunteers spend time volunteering abroad while on personally funded vacations and can share experiences or recommendations if you’re interested in finding out more!
The issue of animal overpopulation in Canada is much larger than most people realize; therefore we do not import animals from overseas as we have many here needing help.

LOCALLY, GALS helps animals through requests from partnering rescues, shelters, humane societies, city pounds and owner surrenders that require our assistance. We provide aid to animals in need, including housing, food, emergency veterinary care, etc when their guardians find themselves needing help. We also implement TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) of feral cat colonies which is a very time and financial consuming task, but is the only way to get these wild populations under control.

GALS is proud to work with other like-minded groups to “FIX” the global pet overpopulation problem by getting to the root of the problem! Working together, we can win this battle! We have been core volunteers with the Canada Spay Neuter Task Force,the Canine Action Project, and also volunteer as first responders with emergency disaster response relief.

We are a small ‘hands on’ community group and rely solely on local fundraising events and adoption fees to help cover our vet bills. We do not have the added expense of operating a shelter, but simply operate as a small network of foster homes for the animals in our care. You can be sure that all of our funds raised goes directly toward the care of the animals and are used for items such as spay/neuter, vaccinations, parasite control, emergency care, and directly related supplies and expenses.

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Meade