Month: April 2020

Making Masks – Sharing #Pawsitivity

People like to help when times are tough, but helping is difficult when you’re being asked to stay at home. Jean Henderson has found a way! Jean is making masks for those who will need one, and proceeds from her efforts are being donated to the Alberta SPCA. All materials for the masks are being

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Help For Animals – Sharing #Pawsitivity

We recognize that Albertans are suffering through illness, economic hardship and through physical isolation. And we know when people suffer, animals suffer too. We do not to want to wait until animals are in distress to hear from Albertans, we want to work with you to find a solution for your individual situation. https://youtu.be/2wY8FClYk6c We

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Buttercup – Sharing #Pawsitivity

How quickly they grow up! Buttercup, the bottle calf whose story we first shared with you last week, is now spending her days and nights with the other cattle on her hobby farm. She had been spending her nights in the barn, but with the warmer weather, she can now stay with the other herd

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Romeo – Sharing #Pawsitivity

Meet Romeo – a horse who is helping many people at a nature assisted therapy ranch. Romeo is about 10 years old and was gifted to the Dreamcatchers Association and that group reports Romeo has helped hundreds of people feel better about themselves and learn about boundaries, difficult decisions, empathy, attachment, overcoming anxiety and depression

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Cantankerous mule accepts affection – Sharing #Positivity

We’re sharing one of our own #pawsitivity stories today. This is Cinnamon, a mini mule that came into our care several weeks ago and did not like to be around humans. Slowly, our Peace Officer team has been earning her trust enough that they can now handle her. Cinnamon was in desperate need of some

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Sharing #Pawsitivity – Buttercup

In these difficult times our animals help us get through; they comfort us and they make us smile! We all need some #pawsitivity!We want to share your videos and photos of how animals are helping you get through this time, and how you are helping them. If the image makes you smile, it’s worth sharing.We’re

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Alberta SPCA News

Dan Kobe

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

What Happens When Your New Dog Stays Home Alone? One of the good news stories during the COVID-19 crisis has been the overwhelming number of people offering to foster or adopt pets. It seems many had wanted to include an animal in their family and decided that since they were home most of the time,

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Dan Kobe

Chip’s New Life – Sharing #Pawsitivity

We have an amazing update to share with you as part of our Sharing #Pawsitivity campaign. Chip is one of the numerous mini horses we seized last year due to distress, and he found a great home through our Rehoming Sale last July. Chip’s owner, Sarah shared these videos of Chip with us to let

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Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA Help For Animals Program Expands To Edmonton

Media Release Edmonton Families Can Now Access Food For Pets May 6, 2020 During the COVID-19 crisis, the Alberta SPCA is encouraging animal owners contact our office before their animals become distressed in order to discuss ways we can help. Our organization knows, when people suffer animals suffer, and we would like to help before

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