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

alberta animal services
Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA Makes Special Appeal After Taking in 143 Cats From One Home

The Alberta SPCA is making an appeal for donations after recently removing 143 cats from one home in the greater Edmonton area. The cats were not in distress which allowed Peace Officers to gradually deal with the situation. The owner agreed to surrender the cats to our organization. “We prefer to work with owners whenever

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Dog House
Dan Kobe

Dog House Building Project

Alberta dogs will be the beneficiary of a pilot program between the Alberta SPCA Edmonton Catholic Schools. Students at six different schools are building insulated dog houses in their construction classes. The houses will then be offered to needy dogs and their families. The families will be identified by Peace Officers through their regular duties.

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animal protection act
Dan Kobe

Dog Owner Charged by Alberta SPCA

NEWS RELEASE October 23, 2019 Dog Owner Charged A dog owner from Swan Hills has been charged with four offences under the Animal Protection Act (APA) after the Alberta SPCA seized 16 animals from a property earlier this month. Lauri Restad is charged with causing an animal to be in distress, APA 2(1), failing to provide

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

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