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Alberta SPCA News

Dan Kobe

Shelters are not housing

A message from our Executive Director I recently snapped this image in the downtown of a busy Canadian city, and while it wasn’t aimed at the animal welfare community, it resonated with me. Shelters aren’t homes, for people or animals. We can’t continue to rely on shelter space to house animals taken from distress, there

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Dan Kobe

Looks can be Deceiving

When our Alberta SPCA Peace Officer first arrived at the suburban home, she thought she was at the wrong address. The property was well-kept and there were no visible signs that animals might be in distress; none of the obvious clues our team members normally see. Then the Peace Officer turned to the home’s left.

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Dan Kobe

Poppy’s Path

Seizure of 82 animals from Mountain View County involved a large number of animals, and one tiny dog. Poppy was definitely the smallest of the bunch when she came into our care. The Biewer terrier cross only weighed three-and-a-half pounds, and due to skin issues and hair loss, looked even smaller than that. Our team

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