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2019-21 Strategic Plan, Goals & Objectives

Objective #1: Maintain and expand the profile of the school program

Objective #2: Provide education to specific audiences

Objective #3: Develop general information resources about the humane treatment of animals

Objective #4: Promote animal welfare at animal-related events

 

Objective #1 Provide the necessary resources to APS staff to accommodate an appropriate and timely response to animal welfare concerns

Objective #2: Provide our APS staff the initial and ongoing training to ensure excellence in the performance of their duties

Objective #3: Promote the need for modernization of animal welfare legislation in Alberta

Objective #1: Provide all staff the necessary framework to successfully complete their responsibilities

Objective #1: Develop, implement and maintain the Society’s strategic direction

Objective #2: Facilitate communication between the Executive Director (ED) and the Board

Objective #3: Fulfill the Board’s fiduciary role

Objective #4: Ensure ongoing Board recruitment and succession planning

Objective #5: Support ongoing Board development

Objective #6: Ensure Society stability by developing ED succession plans for an unplanned absence or planned vacancy

Objective #7: Conduct a review of the By-laws for relevancy to the current needs of the Society

Objective #1: Seek opportunities to conduct increased face-to-face meetings with stakeholders

Objective #2: Increase support and knowledge of the work we do

Objective #3: Increase awareness of and support for the need for standards for animal shelters and rescue organizations

Objective #4: Seek opportunities to learn how the Alberta SPCA can support the Province and Municipalities with emergency planning related to animals

Objective #5: Seek opportunities to learn more about human and environmental groups where there may be some overlap in services

Objective #1: Expand the reach of Alberta SPCA messages

Objective #2: Promote the Alberta SPCA as a leader in animal welfare

Objective #1: Define “surge capacity” and identify needs/requirements

Objective #2: Identify animal-handling facilities that have high volume capacity related to seizures of both livestock and companion animals

Objective #3: Identify annual cost related to the housing/care of animals in Alberta SPCA care

Objective #1: Continue to support and implement the Pet Safekeeping Program for those affected by domestic violence and who delay leaving abusive relationships due to their pets being risk

Objective#2: Identify the role of Peace Officers in responding to various human conditions (e.g. addictions, mental health, seniors, child welfare) and how this contributes/limits the care of animals

Objective #3: Identify agencies, government and/or NGOs involved in the human services sector

Objective #4: Identify agencies, government and/or NGOs involved in the environmental services sector

Objective #5: Identify/clarify areas of perceived/actual limitations in the sharing of information

Objective #6: Seek opportunities to have face-to-face meetings to respond to areas where information sharing is limited

Alberta SPCA News

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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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Tofield Area Couple Pleads Guilty to Neglect of Dozens of Horses

Information Release August 22, 2019 Peter Hans SPAHR and Linda C. SPAHR of the Tofield area pleaded guilty on August 21, 2019 in Vegreville Provincial Court to two counts each of causing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA) 2(1) and for failing to provide veterinary care for an animal

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Dan Kobe

Valour’s Story

Watch Valour’s Amazing Story The large, male horse runs with vigor when called for breakfast. Valour lives at an equine-facilitated healing ranch northwest of Edmonton where he doesn’t have to worry about food. When the human clients arrive at Infiniti Trails 4 Healing, Valour and the other horses on the ranch offer their soothing equine

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