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AnimalKind

Our general newsletter is mailed to members, donors, volunteers and other supporters of the Alberta SPCA. It provides updates on the activities of our Education Program and Animal Protection Services, including summaries of recent prosecutions, to keep you updated on how we’re helping animals province-wide. AnimalKind also features information on Alberta SPCA events and profiles of donors and volunteers.

Past Issues: Visit the AnimalKind archive

Animal Connect newsletter

Sign up for our general interest newsletter to get periodic updates on Alberta SPCA activities.

Every Living Thing e-news

Every Living Thing is an electronic newsletter for teachers published by the Alberta SPCA’s Education Department.

You can sign up for the newsletter on our Humane Education website at everylivingthing.ca.

The Cruelty Connection

The Alberta SPCA has several publications about the connections between animal cruelty, domestic violence and child abuse. You can find them in the Cruelty Connection section of our website.

Links to past issues

Fall 2019 (vol.41 no.3) 

  • The Alberta SPCA Celebrates our 60th Anniversary
  • Alberta SPCA Peace Officer is reunited with horse she saved
  • Our Educational Theme for 2020 is Stay Curious

Spring 2019 (vol.41 no.2)

  • The Alberta SPCA launches One Family Welfare program
  • Is it time for an Animal Protection Act tune up?
  • Info for teachers who want to introduce pets into the classroom

Winter 2019 (vol. 41 no.1)

  •  The Alberta SPCA celebrates 60 years of Animal Protection
  •  Our theme for 2019 is Compassion
  • AnimalKind gets a new look

Winter 2019 Memorial Edition

  • Tribute donations from 2016 to 2018

Fall 2015 (vol. 35 no. 2)

  • Second chance for dogs with face-fulls of porcupine quills
  • Pet Safekeeping Program sees steady growth through its first year

Spring 2015 (vol. 35 no. 1)

  • New approaches to measuring animal welfare
  • Generous support ensures bright future for Milk River dogs

Summer 2014 (vol. 34 no. 2)

  • Two peace officers sworn in for Animal Protection Services
  • Humane Hero Contest winners

Alberta SPCA News

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Dan Kobe

Dog Owner Charged by Alberta SPCA

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

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Tofield Area Couple Pleads Guilty to Neglect of Dozens of Horses

Information Release August 22, 2019 Peter Hans SPAHR and Linda C. SPAHR of the Tofield area pleaded guilty on August 21, 2019 in Vegreville Provincial Court to two counts each of causing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA) 2(1) and for failing to provide veterinary care for an animal

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Dan Kobe

Valour’s Story

Watch Valour’s Amazing Story The large, male horse runs with vigor when called for breakfast. Valour lives at an equine-facilitated healing ranch northwest of Edmonton where he doesn’t have to worry about food. When the human clients arrive at Infiniti Trails 4 Healing, Valour and the other horses on the ranch offer their soothing equine

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