The mission of the Alberta SPCA is to protect, promote and enhance the well-being of animals in Alberta. In carrying out this mission, we believe it’s essential to share valuable information on matters of animal handling and care with as many members of the public as possible, from owners and caregivers to children and teens.
Alberta SPCA peace officers take every opportunity to work with willing animal owners to improve the health and well-being of animals in their care. In many instances, our peace officers’ ability to educate owners about acceptable, appropriate animal care practices has resulted in improvements for the livestock and companion animals involved.
This section of our website provides helpful care and handling information related to specific animal species, along with current animal welfare issues and other resources aimed at advancing animal welfare and appropriate care of domestic animals in our province.
Animal Care Duties
The Alberta SPCA respects the deep foundational connection Indigenous Peoples have had to animals and this land, now known as Alberta, for thousands of years. We are grateful to continue to work towards the humane treatment of all animals in all areas of the province on the traditional territories encompassed by Treaties 6, 7, 8, 4, & 10 and the Métis Homeland.
We are inspired by how many Indigenous Peoples recognize animals, people and the environment are interconnected and that respecting these relationships is fundamental to the well-being of all living things and the Earth that we share. As treaty people, we also strive to listen, respect, care for, and live in harmony with one another, animals and the natural world.