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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 FELINE GOOD ADOPTION EVENT

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

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…)

Seized animals surrendered

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.

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.

Male Shih Tzu Abandoned Over Night In Rain

Immediate Release – June 22, 2017

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

 

 

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