Summer Camp with Calgary Humane Society

Calling all kiddos! Looking for a fun way to spend your summer?

Join a summer camp with Calgary Humane Society!

 

Camp is a place where kids connect with animals. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to interact and learn about the animals that share our world. An enthusiastic staff of instructors and friendly animals give your child an enriching experience filled with hands-on animal encounters, fun activities, and crafts. As they have fun, campers learn respect, compassion, and how to provide a lifetime of care for animals.

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Safety Advisory Regarding Air Quality and Heat Stroke

In just one day hundreds of dogs and people will be gathered at South Glenmore Park to celebrate their fundraising efforts for the 18th Annual Dog Jog – a walk or jog to end animal cruelty.

We want to make this a fun and safe event for everyone participating. With the high temperatures predicted for Saturday, June 1st and the potential for air quality risks due to the High Level wildfires, we’re asking participants to stay mindful of your own (and your dog’s) health & safety.

Animals who suffer from respiratory, cardiovascular disease or eye conditions like dry eye may be more likely to show adverse effects from the poor air quality. Certain dog breeds that exhibit short, broad snouts (brachycephalic) would also be considered at risk of heat stroke and side effects from poor air quality (i.e., Pug, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Bulldog, etc.)

 

Please Remember To:
• Wear sunscreen and bring a hat.
• Keep an eye on the Government of Canada Air Quality Health Index so you can make an informed decision for you and your pet.
• Stay hydrated! We will have a water bottle re-fill station and many dog water bowls throughout the event.


Safety Tips for Extremely Hot Weather

 

Hoppily Ever After

The rabbits at Calgary Humane Society are in search of their fairy tale ending. A castle to call their home. A prince/princess charming to sweep them off their feet.

 

Hoppily Ever After is an adoption event for our long-eared friends as we work our “buns” off to help them find a home. We want to do as much as we can to help them get adopted.

Do we have your interest? Here is how you can get involved:

 

From now until the end of June, all rabbits are available for a “choose your own adoption fee”.

*exclusions will apply to Flemish Giants

 

Click here to view our adoptable bunnies!

 

Fundraising Tips for Dog Jog Participants

Dog Jog is on Saturday June 1st which means you have one month to raise funds to help end animal cruelty. There is still plenty of time to start your campaign and get your friends and family fired up to help you. Below we have given you six steps to get you well on your way to crushing your fundraising goals. We hope that it will inspire you to share your story and lead to a successful fundraising campaign that will make you proud!

Join us as we walk or jog to end animal cruelty

Saturday June 1, 2019

South Glenmore Park – West End

 

Register for Dog Jog today!

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Why is Dog Jog Vital to Raising Funds for the Animals in our Care?

Join us on Saturday June 1st in South Glenmore Park as we walk and run to end animal cruelty

Dog Jog is the largest walk or jog in support of ending animal cruelty in Southern Alberta. Over 400 participants and 700 dogs take to the paths in South Glenmore Park to show their support. Every single year we have raised funds to help animals who have faced cruelty, neglect, and abuse live fuller and better lives.

This will be our 18th annual Dog Jog, which is always held on the first Saturday of June. Our family-friendly event raises vital funds to provide support, raise awareness, and fund much-needed resources for prevention, education, rehabilitation and, ultimately, a new beginning for animals in need.


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Meow-ga and Wine! 

A new fitness experience is taking the world by storm. It’s called MEOW-GA (it’s like regular yoga but with cats!). We decided to take two incredible things like kittens and yoga to create the ultimate exercise and relaxation experience. But that’s not all! This unique spin on meow-ga will offer complimentary wine and cheese after the class is finished and a shelter tour to add a little splash to your weekend.

 

  • Did you know that Western science is starting to provide some concrete clues as to how yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains, and keep sickness at bay.
  • Did you know that when conducting a task that’s stressful, people actually experienced less stress when their pets were with them than when a supportive friend or even their spouse was present!

 

The class itself will be a 60 minute All-Level Restorative yoga class taught by Sandra Escobedo followed by an hour to enjoy wine, snacks and a tour of Calgary Humane Society. 100% of proceeds will go to the animals! 

Classes will be limited to 15 people. Due to the high level of interest, it is suggested that you register immediately to avoid F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out).

 

Look at how much fun we had when we hosted Calgary Stampeders Wide Receiver, Reggie Begelton, for a meow-ga session!

 

Cat yoga will be held on….

Upcoming Meow-ga sessions:

Registration for our next session will open soon!

 

  • Participants must bring their own mats
  • Participants must be 16 or older to attend class
  • Must be 18 or older to consume alcohol (with valid ID)
  • Long pants are strongly recommended (those claws are sharp!)

Seeking Help Identifying Owner of Abandoned Dog

Immediate Release – March 7, 2019

At approximately noon on February 21, 2019, a senior female dog, appearing to be a maltese or bichon, suffering severe medical neglect, was abandoned by an unknown female in the Sunridge Petland store. Surveillance video shows a woman entering the pet store with something concealed in her jacket. Within minutes, she leaves with the jacket loose and open. Soon after, store staff discovered a blind and immobile dog left behind. Calgary Humane Society was notified of the offense and the dog was seized as abandoned.

Examination of the dog revealed a very poor prognosis due to untreated diabetes. Diabetic animals that go untreated, suffer immensely. Veterinarians determined the dog needed to be euthanized to end its suffering. Investigators have not been able to identify the woman in the video and hope the public may recognize her so the investigation can be pursued further. Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations, said, “While some may see this as a semi-responsible abandonment as it was done indoors at a pet store, it remains irresponsible, inappropriate and criminal. There are a multitude of veterinary clinics in the area, as well as the services of Calgary Humane Society that could have been utilized rather than dumping an elderly, blind dog in unfamiliar surroundings. We would like to speak with the woman in the video to further understand the actions taken on February 21.”

If you have any information about this case please contact Calgary Humane Society at (403) 205-4455 or online at calgaryhumane.ca


Tips for indoor cats this winter

tips for indoor cats

Good morning, CHS Supporters!

We hope you have been enjoying our relatively warm winter so far, but it appears the mercury is starting to drop. Burr! Time to curl up with a great book, a warm blanket and the family pet for some warm indoor evenings.

In some of our previous entries, we talked about animal safety in winter but some of you have very correctly pointed out two things: (1) Most of our advice has been about dogs and (2) The safest place for your cat this winter is indoors.

You are absolutely right on both counts! A lot of the winter safety advice we hand out is for dogs because dogs typically continue to go outside in the winter while we truly hope that everyone is keeping their felines indoors. For felines that are let outside or those who do not have homes, winter can be a very hazardous time. In fact, being allowed to roam outside is hazardous for felines at any time of the year, in addition to being against city bylaws. We have previously shared a little information on how to keep these outdoor felines safe, but we would also encourage you to bring any cats you find outside in the cold to our shelter so we can keep them safe. (more…)