About Us

Our Core Values

Respect

We respect the intrinsic value of animals, people and the environment.  We respect organizations with which we interact and strive to demonstrate respect in all our actions.

Compassion

We show compassion when dealing with animals and people at all times, especially when they are in distress.

Collaboration

We work cooperatively in a spirit of collaboration with individuals and organizations to protect, promote and enhance the well-being of animals, people and the environment.

Responsibility

We stress the responsibility of humans to ensure the welfare of all animals, especially those in their care.

Stewardship

We ensure stewardship of the reputation and resources of the Alberta SPCA. We strive to balance available resources with realistic and positive outcomes for animals, people and the environment.

Progressive

We are progressive, seeking innovative ways to promote and improve the well-being of animals, people and the environment.

Trustworthiness

We demonstrate trustworthiness by honouring our commitments and developing our competencies. We conduct ourselves with integrity when dealing with animals, people and the environment.  

Our 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. 

Alberta SPCA News

acreage horses
Dan Kobe

Hay, Secure Your Feed!

The Alberta SPCA encourages livestock owners to make arrangements now for winter feed for their animals. This has been a tumultuous year for investigations of underfed livestock in Alberta, particularly for horses. With another year of challenging hay production before us, the Alberta SPCA urges animal owners to seek out and lock in feed immediately

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animal protection act
Dan Kobe

Your Vehicle is not a Dogsitter

As the temperature rises, so do the number of calls about dogs being left in vehicles. Most people understand that leaving a pet in a vehicle on a hot day can lead to death or serious health problems for dogs in a very short period of time. However, even on mild summer days it does

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boarding
Dan Kobe

Tips for Finding the Right Boarding Facility

Finding a boarding facility where you can leave your beloved pet for days or weeks is a stressful experience for many. After all, your pets are a part of your family and you want them to have a safe and positive experience, which also allows you to enjoy your time away without worry. Give yourself

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The vision of the Alberta SPCA is that every animal in Alberta be treated humanely.

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