CHS Supporters: Meet Quinn

Calgary Humane Society has a tremendous roster of donors coming from all places and backgrounds.

Some make a single donation while others are monthy PAWS supporters. Some donate items we need from our wishlist while others donate their time and effort as a volunteer. We are so thankful for all of our donors and the different ways they give. We cannot do the work that we do without your support.

Today we are highlighting one of our younger supporters, Quinn, who has become famous for his annual bake sale!

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Charges Laid in Hot Car Cruelty Case

Immediate Release – July 18, 2017

 

On July 17, 2017, Animal Protection Act charges were laid against Jeremy QUAILE, 45, of Calgary for causing an animal to be in distress as a result of failure to provide adequate ventilation or protection from injurious heat.

 
The remains of a female black lab were seized on July 12, 2017 from the community of Penbrooke after a report to Calgary Humane Society’s Protection and Investigations department. It’s believed the dog was left in an enclosed car for an extended period of time during which temperatures outside soared to as high as 31 degrees. The official cause of death was hyperthermia.

 
Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations said, “While I cannot get into great detail of the investigation as this is an active file pending court, this is an important message for the public, in the peak of hot weather, and should serve as a sobering deterrent. Leaving an animal in a hot car, regardless of window position, is incredibly dangerous and can, as with this worst case scenario, result in property damage, charges and death.”

 
Brad Nichols will be available for comment at Calgary Humane Society throughout the day.

 

Dog in a Hot Car: What Are You Willing to Lose?

We get it! It’s a perfect day for a picnic. Pack up the dog, head out in the car and just pit stop at the grocery store on the way, right?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as “only” 5 minutes when it comes to a pet in a hot car.

Things happen. Maybe there was a line-up, maybe you realized you needed ‘just one more thing’, maybe you ran in to an old friend. Pretty soon “only” 5 minutes becomes 10, 15 or 30 minutes. In the air conditioned store, you may not even realize how fast time has passed, but for a dog in a hot car, even 5 minutes can feel like an eternity. (more…)

Calgary Humane Society Opposes Dog Breeding and Sales Application for Vulcan County

Immediate Release – June 20, 2017

 

We are aware of Ty Marshall’s application for a development permit for a dog breeding and sales operation near Vulcan. This is the same property Alberta SPCA seized dogs from in April in which we were one of the  holding agencies. These are also the same dogs who came to us with parvovirus forcing us to close ours doors to prevent a potential spread to the community.

 

We oppose this application and will be sharing our concerns with Vulcan town council. If you wish to share your concerns please contact Vulcan County: 403-485-2241

 

To view the land permit application, please click here.

To contact the Vulcan County Development Officer, Anne Erickson, please click here.

 

Maine Coon Cat Breeder Sentenced in Hoarding Case of 89 Cats

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

 

On April 17, 2016, Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers were dispatched to an animal hoarding situation in the community of West Hillhurst. Upon inspection of the home, officers determined all animals needed to be removed due to environmental and medical concerns. 89 Maine Coon cats were removed by Peace Officers and Animal Protection Act charges were laid against Ruth SOGZ.

 

On June 16, 2017, following a guilty plea, SOGZ was sentenced to a $5000 fine, among the highest fines received under the Animal Protection Act, and a lifetime prohibition from owning animals excluding two altered cats. Sogz is also required to submit annual veterinary reports and mandated welfare checks by Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers.

 

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “It is encouraging to see the  court apply a lifetime prohibition in this case, given the level and volume of suffering in the home. Not long ago, such a ban was unheard of. It is crucial that animal breeders and fanciers remain aware of their capacity for care so cases of overt neglect like this one can be avoided.”

 

Shelter Cat Adoption Event

Calgary Humane Society is celebrating the month of June as “Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month”. We are giving shelter cats a second chance at love and finding their fur-ever homes.

We think you should really consider loving a shelter cat.

  • Shelter cats come in all different shapes, colours and sizes so we are certain that we can find a cat for you.
  • They come spayed or neutered and are generally trained on how to use their litter boxes.
  • Adult cats mean less maintenance and often settle into new routines quickly.
  • Shelter cats make great companions!

Let us help you find your new best friend! Click here to see the cats we have available for adoption today.

 

 

Shelter Cat Adoption Event

!!One day only!!

Saturday June 17, 2017

Choose your own adoption fee *$25 minimum on cats 7 mo. and older

Calgary Humane Society Issues Urgent Appeal as Dog Jog Donations Only at 62% of Fundraising Goal

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

With just two days to go until Dog Jog 2017, Calgary Humane Society is issuing an urgent appeal to help meet its fundraising goal. After an unusually busy spring following two large animal intakes, funds raised from Dog Jog 2017 are critical to helping the animals in shelter.

On Saturday June 3rd, hundreds of Calgarians and their furry companions will head to South Glenmore Park to participate in the 16th annual event featuring a 2.5km walk and 5km walk or run. The goal is to raise $130,000 to support animals in need.

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Nine Things You Need to Bring to Dog Jog on Saturday

Hello Dog Jog Fans!

DOG JOG is just around the corner! We hope you are all getting excited to join us for a day of fun and fundraising with your best two and four-legged friends! If you are looking for tips on how to kick your fundraising into high gear for these next two weeks check out our fundraising blog HERE.

Today on the blog, we are getting ready for the big day! Here is a list of some important “don’t forget” items (and a few things not to bring) to make Dog Jog more fun for you and your pet!

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Calgary Humane Society is Opening Soon

Parvovirus can be found in any areas that dogs frequent, including dog parks and neighbourhoods.

Calgary Humane Society closed its doors as a precaution to prevent the further spread of parvovirus within the facility itself but also to protect those susceptible animals in the community.

We are planning on reopening on Monday May 1, 2017

This will include our Adoptions, Reception and Pet Gear Store areas. We are making alternate arrangements for our behaviour classes. We will still not be taking in animals for the time being and are asking the public to please bring stray animals and surrenders to the City of Calgary or a nearby vet clinic.

For more answers on your parvovirus questions please see our website:

https://www.calgaryhumane.ca/calgary-humane-society-closed/