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Pets Must Have Appropriate Shelter During Cold Weather

Your Donations Ensure We Can Help Dogs Like Charlie It is that time of the year when most of us seek warmth and comfort in our homes at the end of the day, but for some animals, there is no comfort. This was Charlie’s plight. At 15 years old, Charlie was not living in comfort and

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Lollipop’s Story

Everyone is Affected by Family Violence  Lollipop the cat and her owner, who we’ll call Stephanie, found themselves living in a turbulent home filled with broken furniture, death threats, and many strangulation attempts. In addition to the routine physical abuse Stephanie experienced, she was forbidden from having friends, employment, and even pets. When she found

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Wilbur’s Story

Everyone is Affected by Family Violence  Domestic violence affects everyone living in the home with an abuser, including companion animals. Unfortunately, many shelters do not have the means to house companion animals and many survivors are left facing the difficult decision to either leave their pets behind or remain in the abusive environment. Sadly, many

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Bailey’s Story

At the Alberta SPCA, removing healthy, happy pets from loving homes and re-homing them isn’t something we normally do.  Our focus remains on animal protection and ensuring owners provide for their animals appropriately.  But sometimes we have to help the people before we can help the animals.  This is one of those stories.   Going into the situation, the

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Alberta Horse Owners Encouraged to Seek Supplemental Feed

The Alberta SPCA is urging livestock owners to ensure they have supplemental feed for their animals and are not relying on pasture grass to provide nutrition. The problem is most acute for horses. Horses have the ability to paw through the snow to get to grass leaving false impression the horse is getting enough to

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Horse Neglect Investigation Results in 54 Charges

The Alberta SPCA has laid 54 charges against two people in connection with horses in distress on two properties west of Edmonton. Charged are MOORE, Patricia Lynn (48), and ATKINSON, Ross Andrew (50) of the Evansburg area. In early December 2018, The Alberta SPCA received a complaint from a member of the public of numerous

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Horse Owners Encouraged to seek Supplemental Feed

The Alberta SPCA is urging livestock owners to ensure they have supplemental feed for their animals and are not relying on pasture grass to provide nutrition. The problem is most acute for horses. Horses have the ability to paw through the snow to get to grass leaving false impression the horse is getting enough to

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Woman and Man from Drayton Valley area Receive Horse Ownership Ban

Kathleen Cole and Jo Kamin of the Drayton Valley area each pleaded guilty on November 13th, 2018 to causing animals to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act 2(1). In March 2018, an Alberta SPCA Peace Officer attended the property owned by Cole and Kamin where he found one dead horse and 4 live

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The Alberta SPCA Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Pet Safekeeping Program Protects People & Pets from Family Violence November is Family Violence Awareness month, and it reminds us pets are often harmed as part of the cycle of domestic abuse. Research consistently shows that violence and threats of violence against animals is often used by abusers to exert control and power over domestic

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Livestock Feed in Short Supply in Many Parts of Alberta

Alberta ranchers are encouraged to take steps now to prepare their herds for a lean fall and winter in many parts of the province. Consecutive years of below average rainfall means many farmers are only harvesting 25% of their normal hay crop, particularly in southern Alberta, leading to an overall feed shortage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvYiI5WKqw0&feature=youtu.be “We’ve only

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Dan Kobe

Jean Henderson Makes Significant Donation to Alberta SPCA

Prolific mask maker delivers cheque to the Alberta SPCA October 14, 2020  Jean Henderson, along with her husband Doug and daughter Barb, presented the Alberta SPCA with a cheque for $17,146 today. Jean has been making masks to help protect Albertans from COVID-19 since the early days of the pandemic; pledging to donate all proceeds

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Death of Dogs from Ukraine a Concern for All

June 24, 2020 The Alberta SPCA was saddened to learn dozens of puppies died while on route to Canada from Ukraine as part of a shipment of approximately 500 dogs last week, and we are pleased to hear an investigation is underway to determine what happened and to ensure a tragedy like this is not

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Dan Kobe

Foal Fun – Sharing #Pawsitivty

Spring is a time of new beginnings. A number of horses that came into our care this spring were pregnant and this means our herd is growing. And the babies are so incredibly cute! However, while we enjoy watching little ones like this having fun, we would prefer owners take steps to ensure we do

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