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The cold weather is upon us and were here to help you keep Fido and Fluffy nice and safe. Check out our top tips for making it through a Calgary winter!
This year we want to see if we can find homes for all the shelter animals so they have somewhere special to enjoy the holidays!
If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new pet… now is the time. For the month of December we’re offering reduced adoption fees on all animals. Spin the wheel of deals and discover what your reduced adoption fee will be. You can help make a tremendous difference in an animal’s life by opening your home to an animal in need!
In 2016, Calgary Humane Society was successful in finding homes for 3,493 animals. During last years Home for the Holidays campaign we saw an incredible 262 animals placed in loving forever homes! This year we are hoping to find loving homes for over 300 animals and we cannot accomplish such a feat without your help and generosity.
Let us help you find your new best friend!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADOPTION EVENT
Join us from December 2nd to December 31st
Spin the wheel of deals to earn a discount on your adoption fee and receive a pet gift basket while supplies last.
November 27, 2017
Calgary, AB — Immediate Release
On October 27, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, a deceased, neutered, male Boston Terrier was left in a travel carrier behind a dumpster at a hotel in Vista Heights in NE Calgary.
Surveillance video shows an unidentified person driving into the hotel parking lot, taking a kennel out of the vehicle’s trunk, and placing it behind a large dumpster. The vehicle is described as an older model four-door sedan, light tan or gold in colour.
On examination, it was determined the senior dog suffered from severe chronic medical problems that could not have gone unnoticed by anyone regularly near the dog. The investigation has hit a dead end and investigators are seeking public information on the identity of the dog and its owner.
Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations said, “The degree of neglect suffered by this dog prior to its death is criminal in nature. The manner in which this dog was disposed of speaks to the owner’s knowledge and intent. We are hopeful someone recognizes the dog and/or the vehicle and can provide us with information that can lead to justice for this poor dog.”
Well, it appears winter has arrived. Burr!!!
Each year when the first dusting of snow arrives we start getting a lot of questions at the shelter about winter dog walking safety. How cold is too cold? Does my dog need boots? For the answers to these questions and many more, keep reading! (more…)
Calgary Humane is getting into the Halloween spirit and we have an incredible treat for our wonderful supporters!
Join us for Hoppy Meowloween
Saturday Oct. 28 to Tuesday Oct.31
Hoppy Meowloween is back!! With hundreds of adorable animals in our care, we are looking to place them into forever homes. Wouldn’t you agree that this is an amazing treat?
From Saturday October 28th to Tuesday October 31st choose your own adoption fee (min $20) on all cats and Rabbits*. There is no better time than now to open your home to a cat or bunny and bring home the ultimate treat this Halloween!
*Cats 7 months and older (no kittens) + rabbits will be available as choose your own adoption fee (min $20). this promotion does exclude flemish giants and very large buns. during the event, we will not be placing holds on cats or rabbits. For more information, please speak with an adoption counselor.
Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated this year’s Cocktails For Critters, the night was a huge success! The event sold out with 490 tickets purchased and raised $176,000 for the animals.We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and with the funds raised we will be able to continue helping the thousands of animals we care for every year.
This year’s Cocktails for Critters gala celebrated the achievements of our Protection and Investigations team, and starred animals from past cases. These animal survivors are proof that we can create a more compassionate tomorrow by helping as many animals as we can.
It’s almost fall and you want to enjoy this perfect season with you furry four legged friends. There are many off-leash parks in the Calgary area but what about going hiking?
The Bragg Creek area is a great place to take your dog on a hike close to Calgary, whether you are going on a short or long trail there are few things to consider when taking your dog hiking with you. (more…)
The beautiful summer weather has us feline good! Calgary Humane Society is hosting a limited-time adoption event in the hopes of finding forever homes for our adult cats and all bunnies. Bring them home for a minimum of $25. You will also be feline good about receiving 20% off all purchases in the Pet Gear Store. We hope to see you there!
Let us help you find your new best friend! Click here to see the animals we have available for adoption today.
FELINE GOOD ADOPTION EVENT
Wednesday July 19th to Sunday July 23rd
Choose your own adoption fee *$25 minimum on cats 7 mo or older and all rabbits
Update – June 24, 2017
On April 24 Calgary Humane Society received a number of animals from Alberta SPCA following a seizure at a property owned by Ty Marshall. On June 20th we learned Mr. Marshall had applied for a development permit for a dog breeding and sales operation.
Thanks to community support including close to 200 letters from concerned citizens to Vulcan County Council, the application was denied. We are pleased to say most of the animals seized by Alberta SPCA have now been surrendered allowing us to find those animals in our care, wonderful forever homes.
These animals will not be ready for Adoption right away so please keep an eye on our website. We want to thank all of the animal welfare agencies, veterinary clinics, our volunteers, foster parents and staff who have worked with us and waited so patiently for this day to come.