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Alberta SPCA Help For Animals Program Expands To Edmonton


Media Release

Edmonton Families Can Now Access Food For Pets

May 6, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Alberta SPCA is encouraging animal owners contact our office before their animals become distressed in order to discuss ways we can help. Our organization knows, when people suffer animals suffer, and we would like to help before animals become compromised. Our organization is offering pet food, and in some instances livestock feed, to help animal owners affected by COIVD-19 due to illness, self-isolation and economic hardship.

Initially our Help for Animals program was only available in the Alberta SPCA jurisdictional area (areas of Alberta outside of Edmonton and Calgary). However, due to a large donation of food from Purina PetCare, we can now offer the program in the city of Edmonton as well.

Mojo was very excited to visit the Alberta SPCA to pick up food.

Pet owners need to fill out the Help for Animals form on our website – albertaspca.org/helpforanimals. An Alberta SPCA staff member will then call back and confirm details of what the pet owner requires. We will then confirm a day and time that the food can be picked up at our Edmonton office while maintaining physical distancing guidelines.

“Animal shelters in Alberta have limited ability to take in surrendered or distressed animals,” said Alberta SPCA Executive Director Terra Johnston, “It is our goal to help owners to care for their animals on their property to prevent animals from being neglected and shelters from becoming overwhelmed.”

Daisy was one of the first to receive food under the program.

Pet owners in Calgary can access help for their pets through the AARCS Pet Food Assistance Program.

For further information, please contact:

Dan Kobe
Communications Manager
Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
17904 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB  T5S 2W3

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


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