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 www.calgaryhumane.ca 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

Research from The Canadian Association of Digestive Health and Research says “Snuffle Mats are good for people too.”

Snuffle Mat Article pic


April 1, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On March 30, 2016, Calgary Humane Society released a video encouraging its supporters to make a snuffle mat for their pets. The Calgary Association of Digestive Health and Research (CADHR) quickly reached out with their own statistics and review on the snuffle mat.

John Flannigan, Lead Researcher, CADHR said, “We have been using devices similar to the snuffle mat for years to help our patients with gastrointestinal disorders properly digest their food.” (more…)

Busted! 9 Common Rabbit Myths

Rabbit Myths


There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about rabbits in the animal world. Today we look at the nine most common.

Rabbit are easy, low-maintenance beginner pets.
Although rabbits may not need daily walks like a dog, rabbits are anything but low-maintenance. Their living space needs a daily clean and they need at least an hour of exercise. Fresh water and food must be offered daily, including a salad of well-washed dark green leafy vegetables. Like dogs or cats, some rabbits will develop chronic health issues and can require regular (and sometimes expensive) medical treatment.  (more…)

Multiple charges laid against Riverfront Aquariums

March 21, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On March 16, 2016, charges were laid under the Animal Protection Act of Alberta against Riverfront Aquariums, Manager Wayne Woo and Owner Michael Chow.

The charges stem from a mass seizure of 333 animals from the business on December 2, 2015.

Riverfront Aquariums and former owner Wayne Woo also face three separate sets of charges from previous offenses in 2014 and 2015.

First appearance is scheduled for May 24, 2016.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “What is most concerning in this case is the blatant disregard for the basic welfare of the animals in the care of this business.”



Strut your stuff for a shelter pup at Dog Jog 2016

Big Announcement! Calgary Humane Society announces plans to set new World Record at Dog Jog!

Join us at Dog Jog to set a new world record for the most dogs wearing bandanas.

Join us!

Saturday, June 4, 2016
South Glenmore Park – West End, Calgary, AB
(90th Avenue & Oakmount Drive SW)
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Registration fees are $25/individual and $45/family.

A portion of the registration fees will be donated directly to registered charities helping animals impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires

Register today!


Our goal for 2016: 800+ dog owners and their pooches!

Held annually in June, Dog Jog is one of Calgary Humane Society’s signature fundraising events and is crucial for raising funds to support the thousands of animals in need that are cared for at CHS each year.

The family-friendly, non-competitive walk/run is a unique event where you and your canine friend can participate and help raise awareness, but also funds for Calgary Humane Society.

The course kicks off from the west end of South Glenmore Park. From here the route follows city pathways along the Glenmore reservoir.

Mouse Care

Mouse Care


Welcome to March, CHS Supporters!

March is one of our favorite months at Calgary Humane Society because everything starts to turn green, our summer camp program starts to take shape and we start to plan our flower beds for the summer season.

This year we have an interesting influx of little critters at the shelter and we are spending the month of March celebrating these little furry residents. Currently we have several small animals including mice and guinea pigs, looking for great homes. Today on the blog, we’re looking at the real truth behind pet mice!

The domestic fancy mouse has been bred for many years, producing a wide variety of coat patterns and colours. Domestic mice are typically small in size and have bright eyes, dainty paws, large ears and a constantly twitching nose that make them the picture of cuteness. Their small size makes them appealing to many families with limited space. For the right family, domestic mice can be engaging and enjoyable pets, but their low cost unfortunately leads to many mice falling victim to impulse pet purchases each year. At Calgary Humane Society, we love all of our resident critters and so today we are bringing you all the information you need to care for a pet mouse! (more…)

Dental Care for Pets

Dental Care


Happy Animal Health month, CHS Supporters!

This month on the blog, we are celebrating all things animal health, so if you have a question you would like to see answered, please share it with us on our Facebook page and you might see your topic featured on a future blog!’

Today on the blog, we are answering some of the most popular questions about dental care for pets!

Do all pets need dental care?

If your pet has teeth then dental care is an important contributor to overall health! Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even small critters like hamsters and gerbils should have their chompers inspected regularly as a part of an overall health check-up by their veterinarian.

The exact type and amount of dental care needed by your pet will vary depending on your pet’s age and individual differences in mouth health, but your pet’s veterinarian will be the best person to advise you on how frequently your pet will need some attention for their pearly whites. (more…)