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Core Beliefs

We believe...

  • All animals should have their basic needs met, which include:
    • Freedom from thirst and hunger
    • Freedom from discomfort
    • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
    • Freedom to express normal behaviour
    • Freedom from distress*
  • The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare are supported by the Five Domains:
    • Nutrition
    • Environment
    • Health
    • Behaviour
    • Mental State**
  • Animals are sentient beings that can experience distress, including pain and sickness.
  • Individuals have an ethical, moral and legal duty to care for animals.
  • Standards of animal care and welfare should be based on sound science as well as societal values.
  • The well-being of animals, people and the environment are inter-related.
  • People who mistreat or neglect animals must be held accountable.
  • In providing leadership in positive animal welfare and protection of animals.
  • Our decisions should be based on the best available knowledge, which we gather by study, research, investigation, observation and/or experience.
  • Humane education fosters empathy and respect for all living things.
  • In developing and delivering methods of education and communication that   increase people’s understanding of their responsibility for the welfare of animals.
  • Educating animal owners of their responsibility for the health and wellness of animals is an effective means to promote positive animal welfare.
  • Legislation in the form of the Animal Protection Act is intended to protect animals in Alberta from abuse or neglect.
  • Legislation in the form of the Criminal Code of Canada is in place to address human behaviour in regards to animal welfare.
  • In ongoing review and the continuous improvement of animal welfare legislation that reflects evolving beliefs about the value of animals within our society.

Alberta SPCA News

Dan Kobe

Cat Traps

The Alberta SPCA has opened a number of investigations in recent weeks of Albertans trapping cats on their property. While it is the legal right of a property owner to do this, there can be serious legal ramifications for the person doing the trapping if the animal is harmed in the process. The moment the

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Dan Kobe

Kindness Challenge

Kindness Challenge accepted! Each December our Education Department challenges teachers and students to show kindness through our Kindness Challenge. Kindness is contagious and we want to help make the world a better, kinder place for animals, people and the environment. Our staff, and their pets, took part in the Kindness Challenge this December and we

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Dan Kobe

Getting Along During COVID

OK, there’s a lot of tension in our province right now. We are taking our guidance from Neville and Nina on how to get along during these trying times!Sharing #Pawsitivityhttps://youtu.be/Q2vTeGiLKko

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