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New peace officer opening
The Alberta SPCA is seeking a qualified individual to fill a peace officer position with our Animal Protection Services. The peace officer will work out of our Innisfail office.
Fort McMurray Animal Reunions
Animals not claimed by June 30 will be signed over to animal adoption agencies.
The project to return animals to people who were forced to leave them behind during the evacuation of Fort McMurray has been incredibly successful. As of Sunday, June 19, fewer than 100 animals remained to be reunited with their owners. That’s just 8% of the total number of animals the Alberta SPCA took into custody.
Throughout the animal reunion process, the Alberta SPCA has been sympathetic towards the upheaval the fire caused many people. We know that some animal owners still aren’t in a position to care for their animals themselves. Together with our partner agencies, the Alberta SPCA has tried to help owners find temporary boarding for their animals if they needed it. Many individuals and animal rescue organizations throughout Alberta have offered temporary animal fostering for those in need. Many of these offers are still available to owners who haven’t yet claimed their animals.
It’s been more than a month since the Alberta SPCA received the last animal evacuee. In the interest of the long-term welfare of the remaining animals, we have decided that any animals not claimed by Thursday, June 30, will be signed over to animal adoption agencies, which can start looking for permanent homes for them.
Final attempts to contact all the owners who haven’t yet claimed their animals will be completed before we officially transfer ownership on June 30. All unidentified animals are listed in Wood Buffalo’s Animal Control in-care gallery.
Anyone with questions should contact the Alberta SPCA at email@example.com.