Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Owner of Neglected Dog

February 12, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

(Warning: May contain graphic images.)

On Monday, February 8, 2016, a brown and white female dog resembling a Basenji or Bull Terrier type was found running at large in the area of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha school in the community of Abbeydale (1005 Abbotsford Dr. NE). This dog has multiple large masses on her hind end and is in need of surgical intervention.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “The condition of this dog is concerning. We need to identify this dog so we can talk to the owner(s) and get a medical history. We encourage the owner(s) to come forward. Anyone who recognizes this dog is asked to report the identity of the owner or the address of residence to Calgary Humane Society by calling (403) 205-4455.”

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333 Exotic Animals Seized, Calgary Humane Society Asks Public for Help

December 3rd, 2015

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On Wednesday December 2, 2015, Calgary Humane Society’s Protection and Investigations department executed a mass seizure of 333 exotic animals in NE Calgary.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations stated; “This is one of the largest and most complex seizures we have executed in our history. As a result we are now caring for many reptiles and amphibians which have very specific needs regarding food, lighting, heating and enclosures. There is a long road ahead as far as evidence collection, but it is fair to say charges are pending.”

The 333 exotic animals include various species of snakes, lizards, amphibians, invertebrates, and arachnids.

With the abnormal size and scope of this seizure, shelter resources are stretched thin and Calgary Humane Society is appealing to the public for help in the form of donations and supplies. Clean reptile enclosures, equipment and monetary donations can be dropped off at Calgary Humane Society (4455 110 Ave SE). For a full list of needed items and to make an online donation please visit



Largest Seizure in Calgary Humane Society History

May 27th, 2015

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On May 26, 2015, Calgary Humane Society’s Protection and Investigations team, with assistance from Calgary Police Service, Animal Services and Calgary Fire Department, seized 1,123 animals from a NE property.

In total officers seized: 3 dogs, 3 cats, 80 fish, 1,037 domesticated mice many of which were in very poor health.

During the course of the seizure, the property was deemed uninhabitable by the health inspector due to unsanitary conditions.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations said: “By volume, this is the largest animal seizure in Calgary history. 275 animals had to be euthanized on intake due to injuries. It will take some time to sift through all of the veterinary evidence, but it is fair to say that charges are pending.”
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