The Alberta SPCA is a leader in animal welfare and care. We are proud to help improve the lives for thousands of animals every year, and to share important information about animal care and best practices.
Vehicle travel presents an inherent risk to animals—as it does to people—and animal owners have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to minimize that risk. Discussions around animal transport usually focus on livestock, but companion
The Animal Protection Act of Alberta turns 50 this year. Since it brought in the first version of the act in 1967, the provincial government has entrusted the Alberta SPCA with protecting Alberta’s animals from
HEALTH ADVISORY: Alberta SPCA warns dog owners to watch for signs of canine parvovirus among recently purchased dogs
Staying up-to-date with your dog’s vaccinations against canine parvovirus, distemper, rabies and other diseases is essential to keeping your dog healthy. A failure to follow the recommended vaccination schedules puts your animal at risk of
The owner of the dogs taken into protective custody last week in Lethbridge voluntarily surrendered the animals to the Alberta SPCA on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The Alberta SPCA immediately began the process of transferring
Two Alberta SPCA peace officers, with assistance from City of Lethbridge Animal Services, removed 96 dogs from a residence in the Varsity Village area of Lethbridge on Friday, March 24, 2017. The dogs remain in
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The Alberta SPCA is making an appeal for donations after recently removing 143 cats from one home in the greater Edmonton area. The cats were not in distress which allowed Peace Officers to gradually deal with the situation. The owner agreed to surrender the cats to our organization. “We prefer to work with owners whenever
Alberta dogs will be the beneficiary of a pilot program between the Alberta SPCA Edmonton Catholic Schools. Students at six different schools are building insulated dog houses in their construction classes. The houses will then be offered to needy dogs and their families. The families will be identified by Peace Officers through their regular duties.
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