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