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Be Pet Prepared for an Emergency

May is Emergency Preparedness Month The Fort McMurray Wildfire in 2016 and the Southern Alberta Flood in 2013 remind us that disaster can strike in Alberta and residents need to be prepared. An emergency plan needs to include your pets, both for evacuation purposes and for reunification should you become separated. During the Fort McMurray

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Compassion Drives Us Every Day

Our theme in 2019 is Compassion and it drives all the decisions we make at the Alberta SPCA, for the animals, and for the owners as well. Sometimes neglect isn’t intentional and our Peace Officers are trained to recognize when compassion is needed for all. This is one of those stories. The owner had hidden

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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 

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 survivors stay in abusive homes for

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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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Mustang & Audi’s story

The subject line of the e-mail read “Please help” and the body of the email included a photo of two dogs sleeping on a bed with the words “we are at a hotel, he wants to kill us all”. There was no phone number, no name, and no location included in the e-mail. The Pet

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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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Alberta SPCA News

Community grant
Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA receives grant to help keep families & pets together

The Alberta SPCA has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation to support our work to keep families and their pets together. The grant will be used to hire an administrative staff member for our One Family Welfare department, ensuring our frontline workers have the resources to help people and pets in

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drought
Dan Kobe

Hay Destined for Alberta SPCA Stolen

Hay Destined for the Alberta SPCA Stolen Theft Demonstrates Desperate Need for Feed Approximately 70 bales of hay that were to be donated to the Alberta SPCA was stolen from a field before Peace Officers could arrange for it to be picked up. The hay, with an approximate value of $10,000, disappeared sometime between July

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Dan Kobe

Summer Safety Message

We know to buckle up when getting into a vehicle, but what about our four-legged friends? The Alberta RCMP and Alberta SPCA remind motorists that properly restraining pets while driving is important for both their safety and yours. Improperly restrained animals can compromise the safe operation of a motor vehicle. If a pet-passenger is forcing

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