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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 has an electronic newsletter for teachers published by the Alberta SPCA’s Education Department.

You can sign up for the e-newsletter by visiting our website for teachers 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 2022 (vol.44.no.3)

  • Marvin Thriving
  • Anatomy of an Investigation
  • This Year’s Education Theme: Empathy

Spring 2022 (vol.44.no.2)

  • Meeting With The Minister
  • Inflation Affecting Alberta SPCA
  • Lifetime Prohibition for Repeat Offender

Winter 2022 (vol.44.no.1)

  • Mental Health & Animal Welfare
  • Embracing the Betty White Challenge
  • $50,000 grant helps keep pets and families together

Fall 2021 (vol.43.no.3)

  • Morinville Vet Clinic and Town team up to care for Strays
  • A Stressful Time for All
  • Encouraging Kids to Think Critically about Animal Stories

Spring 2021 (vol.43.no.2)

  • Mental Heath & Animal Welfare
  • New Puppy Importation Regulations
  • One Family Welfare Endures Baby Boom

Winter 2021 (vol.43.no.1)

  • Court Costs Rising
  • Crisis Care – Meiko’s Story
  • Cross Border Investigations

Fall 2020 (vol.42.no.3)

  • Have the Courage
  • Making Masks – Helping Animals
  • Weight Management for Cats

Spring 2020 (vol.42 no.2)

  • Help For Animals Program
  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs
  • In Importance of Play for Cats

Winter 2020 (vol.42 no.1)

  • The Alberta SPCA Dog House Building Project
  • Let’s Talk About Cats
  • Reducing Stress in Cats

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

Animal Welfare Linked to Human Welfare

November is Family Violence Awareness Month When humans are in crisis so are their animals because animal welfare and human welfare are deeply connected. When a life crisis affects a pet owner, their companion animal is likely to feel the effects too. Extending compassion to both humans and animals is integral to ensuring all members

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Dan Kobe

Bandit

Your empathy could save an animal’s life this fall! Animals like Bandit need your help… Bandit and his littermates were quickly brought into our care this summer when our Animal Protection Services received a panicked call about injured puppies in a community west of Edmonton. The caller was frantic about the hurt puppies, as we

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Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA hands out pet food in Lethbridge

The Alberta SPCA and Community Animal Services of Lethbridge teamed up to hand out free dog and cat food in Lethbridge on Friday August 30th.  Approximately 200 bags were distributed. The Alberta SPCA and Community Animal Services both recognized Albertans are struggling with inflation. It’s hoped by offering free food, animal owners will have one

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