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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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Lollipop’s Story

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 Lollipop wandering on their rural farm

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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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Partners Are Important

Alberta SPCA Peace Officers investigate thousands of complaints of animals in distress each year, with many of the neglect and abuse cases being complex. This is why Alberta SPCA Peace Officers often partner with police, bylaw and other peace officers in their specific municipalities to help animals in distress. This type of cooperation was on

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Dan Kobe

Tux & His Family Required Immediate Help

Tux and his Family Required Immediate Help Alberta SPCA Peace Officers enforce the Animal Protection Act in our province and the majority of animals that come into our care are a result of our neglect and abuse investigations. However, there are many unfortunate circumstances that require involvement of our Animal Protection Team. Tux’s story is

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Dan Kobe

Teachers’ Convention Season

Every February and March, Alberta SPCA educators and volunteers attend teachers’ conventions across the province. These two-day professional development events provide a platform to connect with teachers and share information and resources that inspire kindness, respect, responsibility and empathy towards animals, people and the environment – every living thing! This year we will be attending

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