A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Critical Care Medical Program


WAG defines Critical Care as any medical need or expense that goes beyond the routine deworming, vaccination, and spay-neuter protocol.


This can range from simple treatments of antibiotics to major surgeries, procedures, and long-term medical rehabilitation.

This fund is supported 100% by community donations.

Many animals that end up at WAG are there because we are the last place that will accept them. This is especially true when it comes to medical problems, as some rescue organizations are unable or unwilling to take in injured or sick animals. Many people are forced to give up their pet because they cannot afford the veterinary bills, and WAG is the last resource for the veterinarians to avoid unnecessary euthanasia.

These animals need medical help and the Critical Care Fund is there when no one else is. Please support this fund and be a savior for an animal in need.

Ways to Donate to the Critical Care Fund:

  1. Donate ONLINE! You can choose which animal receives your donation by selecting their Fund.
  2. OVER THE PHONE: Donate by Credit Card by calling the Shelter directly at 604.935.8364
  3. BY MAIL: A Check made out to WAG can be mailed to P.O. Box 274, Whistler, B.C. Canada V0N 1B0.
  4. IN PERSON by Cash, Debit or Credit Card by dropping by the Shelter at 8014 Nesters, Rd, Whistler, during our Open Hours.
  5. CONTACT US if you have any questions!

*If donations for a specific animal exceed their medical expenses, the surplus will be added to the general Critical Care Fund and help support other WAG animals with special medical needs.

Meet some of our Past Critical Care Cases


If everyone could give a warm welcome to our newest Critical Care case, Scooby! Scooby came into our care after being involved in an accident with a car, unfortunately because […]

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Gizmo – Adopted April 2022!

Gizmo Breed: Collie/Terrier mix Gender: Female Age: 2 years old Size: Medium   Energy Level: In recovery from surgery at the moment Training Goals: Basic Manners House trained? Yes Kids? 15 years+ […]

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Gizmo; In Critical Care

Gizmo will need to have one leg amputated, and then be on strict rest to heal her shattered pelvis. Gizmo is currently unable or unwilling to urinate on her own, […]

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JOJO Breed: Domestic Shorthair Gender: Male Age: 14 years Size: Large and in charge   Energy Level: Low Litter trained? Yes, but when I am stressed or sick, I have accidents […]

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Cleo – Adopted September 2021!

CLEO Breed: Abyssinian Gender: Female Age: 6 years old Size: Small Energy Level: Medium, needs lots of interaction and mental stimulation Litter trained? Yes Kids? Prefer kids that are old enough […]

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Bailey – Adopted June 2021!

BAILEY Breed: Oriental Mix Gender: Male Age:  Unknown, 5+  Size: Medium Energy Level: Medium Litter trained? Yes Kids? Unknown, can play rough Cats? Unknown Dogs? Unknown Medical Needs: Finishing this […]

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In Memory of Alice

WAG defines Critical Care as any medical need or expense that goes beyond the routine deworming, vaccination, and spay-neuter protocol, and WAG is often called in at the most critical […]

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“Hello, my name is Tank!” “My name is Tank, and my story is truly one of “sometimes life just happens”. I was well-loved and well cared for by my family […]

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Our November Critical Care Case “I am a senior lady with many health problems – though my family loved me, they were unable to give me the proper care I […]

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Our newest Critical Care Case… Peter was hit by a car and left without treatment for 3 days. He arrived at WAG emaciated, with a huge belly full of fluid, […]

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Meet Oliver WAG staff was called at the end of the business day on June 20 about another extremely sick puppy. This poor pup was never vaccinated and is now […]

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Help for Hero…

Hero is only ONE year old. He had not been feeling well for a few days and had stopped eating when he was surrendered to WAG. WAG agreed to take him […]

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Welcome to WAG, Gigi!

WAG’s first Critical care case of 2019… Meet our newest recruit and FIRST Critical Care Case of 2019… Gigi was surrendered to us after receiving a horrible injury to her right eye. […]

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TWO MORE Critical Care Cases!

Thanksgiving 2018 was a busy one for WAG staff when we received calls for not one, but TWO dogs in critical medical condition… Meet Ruby… Ruby is an 11-year-old sweetheart…Ruby lived in […]

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Major Critical Care Update!

WAG has had an extremely busy and emotional past few weeks with animals in critical medical condition. We have been so busy caring for them around the clock, we have […]

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Eddie Needs Your Help!

“Hello, my name is Eddie!” My Story: Eddie was seen wandering the streets alone for many months. He had been seen around the community, losing weight and shaking. He was […]

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Meet Phoenix…

“Hello, my name is Phoenix! My Story: I arrived at WAG with my mom and brother. I was special from birth! I have trouble with my coordination and movement and […]

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Meet Chloe; WAG’s 10th Critical Care Case of 2018

“Hello, my name is Chloe!” My Story: “I was surrendered to WAG with a severely fractured front right leg. My owners could not afford my care and WAG was the only place […]

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“Hello, my name is Tallulah!” My Story: “I was attacked by dogs and brought to WAG by a good Samaritan. When my owners could not afford my care, I was surrendered […]

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