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…)