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!
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.
We weren’t able to keep all of the animals and sadly due to a bylaw technicality, some will have to be returned to Mr. Marshall. But know this, we will continue to do our best everyday to help any animal who needs us.
On Thursday June 15, 2017, an elderly male Shih Tzu type dog was found in the early morning hours, tethered to a post outside Calgary Humane Society.
Surveillance footage, while not sufficient to identify the offender, shows the gravely ill dog was abandoned at 10:00pm the previous evening, causing the dog, who was already suffering from end stage renal failure and a large open mass on his hind end, to spend all night out in the rain. Calgary Humane Society is looking for information from the public as to who owns this dog and who may have committed this act of abandonment.
Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “This was a truly cowardly act. To abandon an animal in inclement weather rather than fulfil his/her legally obligatory animal care duties is an act that will not be tolerated in Calgary. We hope public tips will point us in the right direction so we can hold the offender accountable.”
The dog was in such severe medical distress when CHS staff found him, he was humanely euthanized at the direction of a veterinarian. Anyone with information on the identity of this dog or his owner’s whereabouts is asked to contact Calgary Humane Society at 403-205-4455 or www.calgaryhumane.ca/cruelty
It’s that time of year again when seasonal allergies are running rampant, and allergies among dogs are more common than you might think. Here are some signs that your pooch might be affected:
Red, irritated Skin
Unlike humans whose allergy symptoms often involve respiratory problems, dogs will frequently show signs of allergies through their skin. These can take on the form of skin irritation, rashes, or inflammation.
Whether you’re heading into the great outdoors in a tent, trailer or five-star RV, CHS has 10 tips to make camping with Fido an enjoyable time for everyone involved!
1. Call ahead:
Ensure that your campground of choice allows dogs and find out which areas dogs are allowed. Most beaches do not allow dogs. Be realistic about your dog’s ability with recall if you allow him/her off leash.
We are in the final countdown to Dog Jog 2017! We are very excited to see all of you at the festival this Saturday.
This year at Dog Jog we are introducing a brand new area: The all ages Mutt n’ Mingle Beer Gardens! The Mutt n’ Mingle is being introduced in response to previous event feedback where attendees asked us to provide an area where they could socialize and relax during the event. The Mutt n’ Mingle will provide Dog Jog attendees with a place to enjoy a refreshing beverage with friends and fellow participants (and Fido, of course!).
Dog Jog 2017 planning is in high gear! Last year you may remember we gathered together a record number of dogs wearing bandanas? Well this year we are out to have a record amount of FUN! Interested in joining us? Here are 8 ways that you can help bring the fun to Dog Jog 2017!
Here are a few fun family activities that you can do with your pet when it is too cold or rainy to play outside!
1. Mealtime Hide and Seek!
Instead of feeding your pet one big helping in a bowl, split the meal up into a several small portions. Have one family member distract your pet with some attention while the rest of you find clever places to “hide” your pet’s dinner. Make sure that all the places you choose can be accessed by your pet! We want the game to be fair and fun, not frustrating! The first time you play, choose very easy places that are near to your pet’s bowl and gradually make the game harder as your pet learns your tricks!
So you’ve registered for Dog Jog, now what? Your Dog Jog fundraising helps us take care of thousands of animals every year! How can you help you ask? We’ve got some tips to kick your fundraising into high gear and get you started on the right paw for our Dog Jog adventure!
1. Personalize your Dog Jog page!
Every single person or family who registers for Dog Jog gets a fundraising page! Add text and a photo to tell everyone what your goal is! If you are part of a team you could even add a team photo to your page.
In just over 24 hours we are bursting at the seams with towels, blankets and sheets! We don’t require any more donations at this point as our animals are well set up with clean supplies. Thank you to everyone who donated, shared our posts, left us messages of support or sent us positive thoughts. We are so excited to re-open on Monday!
Please make a monetary donation to Calgary Humane Society