About Us

Policies

The Alberta SPCA has a well-established set of policies and procedures that guide its operations and staff activities. Because of the nature of our work as a charity, educational organization and enforcement agency, many of these policies concern our interactions with the public.

Privacy

The Alberta SPCA is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, supporters, volunteers, employees and other stakeholders. We value the trust of the public and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat personal information.  Read about our privacy policies . . .

Donors

As a charitable organization, the Alberta SPCA relies on the generosity of donors to fund programs. Maintaining a strong, open relationship with donors is essential—they need to have full confidence that their money is going to support the activities we said it would.  Read our donors bill of rights . . .

Volunteers

Volunteers have played a major role in the Alberta SPCA since its inception in 1959. Volunteers help us meet the challenges of balancing the great demand for our services with our limited financial resources.  Read about our volunteer policies . . .

Education

The Alberta SPCA believes people have a duty to accept responsibility for the welfare of animals. EveryLivingThing.ca is the Alberta SPCA’s humane education website for teachers who want to inspire compassion for animals, people and the environment—every living thing!  Read about our education policies . . .

Enforcement

The Alberta SPCA’s peace officers are sworn in under Alberta’s Peace Officer Act, and we have an extensive policies and procedures manual for our Animal Protection Services Staff that ensures they meet the standards set by the Alberta Solicitor General.  Read about our enforcement policies . . .

Alberta SPCA News

Death of Dogs from Ukraine a Concern for All

June 24, 2020 The Alberta SPCA was saddened to learn dozens of puppies died while on route to Canada from Ukraine as part of a shipment of approximately 500 dogs last week, and we are pleased to hear an investigation is underway to determine what happened and to ensure a tragedy like this is not

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Dan Kobe

Foal Fun – Sharing #Pawsitivty

Spring is a time of new beginnings. A number of horses that came into our care this spring were pregnant and this means our herd is growing. And the babies are so incredibly cute! However, while we enjoy watching little ones like this having fun, we would prefer owners take steps to ensure we do

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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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