Maine Coon Cat Breeder Charged

August 10, 2016 | Calgary, AB – Immediate Release

On April 17, 2016, Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers were dispatched to an animal hoarding situation in the community of West Hillhurst. Officers, upon inspection of the home, determined all animals needed to be removed due to environmental and medical concerns. 89 Maine Coon cats were removed by Peace Officers under the Animal Protection Act authorities.

On August 8, 2016, charges were laid against cat breeder, Ruth Sogz, 57, of Calgary for permitting animals to be in distress, contrary to the Animal Protection Act of Alberta.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations stated; “It is uncommon to see such a volume of animals in a residential setting, even in a cattery. Over and above the environmental conditions, many of these cats were suffering from serious communicable disease. It is important that fanciers of any species know their limits concerning space, time and finances. Potential legal consequences aside, there have already been serious, irreversible consequences to the cats and the home.”

Officer Nichols will be available today for interviews.


Together Forever Thursday

Calgary Humane Society is excited to announce a new weekly adoption event!

All summer long, Thursdays will be for more than just throwbacks! Together Forever Thursday , is a weekly adoption event occurring on the adoptions floor with the hope of finding forever homes for the hundreds of homeless animals in our care. Calgary Humane Society houses over 7,700 animals who arrive at our facility per year and finding homes for these animals is no easy task. With your support, we are taking ownership of Thursday and making all about the animals!

We are offering a discounted adoption rate of 25% off for all adoption fees (excluding puppies and kittens under the age of seven months old) every Thursday for the remainder of the summer! Also, our operation hours will be extended on Thursday’s as we will remain open from 12:00PM to 8:00PM. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that!

Join us on social media

Tag your pet photos with the hashtag #CHSTFT to show the world how happy you are to be together forever!

Join us for a Catastic Pawty on August 27th!

Save the date:

Saturday, August 27th 2016

Calgary Humane Society Parking Lot

4455 110 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2C 2T7

Summer is upon us and that means we are getting closer to one of our favourite festivals of the year, the Cat-tastic Summer Pawty Adoption Event! In our 4th year of hosting this great event we are brainstorming some exciting ways to celebrate at the shelter. You can bet that there will be a lot of fun activities for the kiddies, some delicious treats and of course dozens of animals will find their at-long-last forever homes. Make sure you mark down Saturday, August 27th on your calender so you won’t miss all of the fun!

Stay tuned to or our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for more information as it becomes available. We hope to see you there!

Calgary Humane Society Near Capacity

June 28, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

Due to an overwhelming number of cats and kittens admitted to the shelter over the last few months, Calgary Humane Society is holding an emergency two-day adoption event.

“2016 has been an extremely busy year for us with 185 more cats admitted to the shelter compared to the same time period in 2015. We definitely know economy is playing a role as sadly many of the cats we are seeing have either been surrendered by their owners or simply abandoned,” said Executive Director, Carrie Fritz.

Since January 1st, 2016 Calgary Humane Society has taken in 2, 770 animals, of those 1, 690 are cats.

What: Calgary Humane Society Emergency Two-Day Adoption Event

When: Wednesday June 29 – Thursday June 30, 2016: 12:00pm. – 7:00pm.

Details: Adoption by donation only (no minimum donation).

Only cats seven months and older qualify (no kittens).

Holds on cats cannot be placed during the event.


June 2016 Emergency Cat Adoption Event


Calgary Humane Society is currently near capacity for cats and therefore calling for an Emergency Cat Adoption Event taking place Wednesday June 29th – Thursday June 30th at 4455 110 Avenue SE, with select felines available for donations (see below).

Click here to meet our adorable adoptable cats!

This is an all-hands-on-deck emergency situation as the shelter resources are being drained at an astonishing rate due to a late kitten season. We are hoping to find forever loving homes for dozens of cats during our two day adoption event. There are a number of long-term cat residents in our care so keep an eye open for the patient paw logo on our adoptions home page. Adoption by donation is available only to cats aged seven months and up but there are still young cats looking for a home so do not feel deterred about adopting a kitten. We can’t wait to see you come through the shelter to support this very important event.

Adoption by donation fees:

All cats aged 7 months and older will be available for a no minimum donation fee.

*An adoption hold cannot be placed on a potential cat adoption during this event.


Donating to Calgary Humane Society will directly assist our staff in providing the care necessary for the animals in our possession. All donations, no matter how big or small can make the difference in the life of an animal. Please donate today and be the difference for an animal.


Donate to CHS today!

Thank you for all of your support!



Final Attempt to Reunite Animals Displaced from Fort McMurray Fire

Final attempts are being been made to contact owners, before the remaining unclaimed animals will be made available for adoption through various rescue organizations starting June 30th.

If you or anyone you know is still missing an animal from the Fort McMurray wildfire evacuation, please visit Wood Buffalo Animal Control

Do you know this cat’s owner?

This sweet female cat was found in the Saprae Creek area. We are still looking for her owner in hopes that we can reunite her. Please call (403) 205-4455 if you recognise this cat.

Reference Number: 31614486

Alberta SPCA Animal ID Number: C135

 C135 31614486  20160522_115034  20160522_104118


URGENT NEED: We are asking for donations of large, clean towels ready for transport to Edmonton. Donations can be dropped off at Calgary Humane Society: 4455 110th AVE SE. We will be collecting donations outside the main front doors of the shelter until close today at 7:00pm – Thank You!

At this point in time no other supplies is needed for the animal rescue efforts in ‪#‎ymm‬.

Towels need


May 5, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release


We are putting out an urgent request for hard plastic kennels of all shapes and sizes to help transport animals displaced by the wildfire in Fort McMurray.
We had requested 300 kennels this morning and now another call has come in for 600 more.
Time is critical as we need to get these kennels to those affected as soon as possible. If you can help please drop off any kennels you are able to donate to: Calgary Humane Society: 4455 110 Avenue SE.


UPDATE (7:00PM): Due to the tremendous generosity of Calgarians and Southern Albertans we have hit the 600 mark for kennels and then some!

Thank you to everyone who has brought us kennels, supplies, food, and support. We no longer need plastic kennels or supplies at this time.

We are waiting to hear from rescue groups in the Fort McMurray area as to future needs and will update our website and social media accordingly.

Thank you to everyone who helped us meet this goal in such a short amount of time. We are truly grateful.


In Support of Fort McMurray

Our hearts go out to those affected by the wildfire in Fort McMurray. We have offered our support to those impacted by the fire and are working closely with Edmonton Humane Society, Red Deer and District SPCA, Cochrane Humane Society and several other animal rescue groups in the Fort McMurray area.

Monetary Donations for Fort McMurray

Calgary Humane Society is accepting monetary donations in support of Fort McMurrary. Click here to make a donation today. All donations will be going to registered animal welfare groups within Fort McMurray and area for the families and the animals displaced but the fires.

Calgary Humane Society has offered its shelter as an overflow site to assist Edmonton Humane Society if it should reach capacity with animals brought into their care as a result of the Fort McMurray evacuation.

We have received numerous requests from people asking how they can offer their support. We are currently collecting monetary donations and/or gift cards on behalf of registered animal welfare agencies impacted by this tragedy.

When we know specifically what supplies are needed for the animals in Fort McMurray we will post a list on our Facebook page and website.

If you are interested in donating or are interested in being a foster parent please contact our call centre at 403-205-4455 for more information.

Calgary Humane Society announces plans to set new World Record

April 28, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On June 4, 2016, as part of the 15th annual Dog Jog at South Glenmore Park, Calgary Humane Society will attempt to set a new World Record for the most dogs wearing bandannas.

The previous record was set by an SPCA in Australia in 2015, with 764 dogs wearing bandanas.

Calgary Humane is hoping to beat that record this June to put Calgary on the map!

To participate go to and register, because we need your help to set a new record and raise much needed funds for Calgary Humane Society and the more than 7,600 animals we help each year.


Dog Jog 2016 Poster-web