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About Us

Our Story


Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society is a non-profit animal rescue organization located in the East Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada. We rescue and rehome local stray animals, animals from nearby reserves, owner surrenders, animals from high kill shelters and more.


Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society was created in February 2020 by long time valley residents, Puneet Grewal and Nycki Wannamaker, to facilitate the need in the Elk Valley for displaced animals. With the closest animal shelter located a distance away in Cranbrook, BC, for those who found animals, or simply didn't want the responsibility of one, this distance was simply too far.


This contributed to "dumping" issues, especially cats.  As the need grew, Puneet and Nycki often rescued, fostered and vetted animals in the valley out of their own pocket. As people started to catch wind and ask for help, they realized they could not do this on their own, so created TMARS out of necessity. Now, a board of 7 is in place to help with decision making towards the very best policy. 

Being a kennel-free organization, we rely on foster homes to help rehabilitate and care for our animals. Our foster network is key to Twin Meadows’ success. We believe that animals in care belong in homes to learn how to be the best they can, and not shelters with limited human interaction.