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!
Want to find out how a cup of coffee can make a difference in the life of a homeless animal?
You could almost say that the shelter runs on coffee… which is why we are so happy to be partnering with the good folks over at Rosso Coffee Roasters to bring you our first ever Pop-up Cat Cafe Event! Rosso will be bringing their mobile coffee shop on Saturday January 13th, 2018. They will be serving up fresh brewed lattes and drip coffee for a donation, with all proceeds going towards the animals in our care. (more…)
Stuffing a pooch pad is a lot of hard work! This year we are trying to stuff three pooch pads; the highest goal we have ever set but a monumental accomplishment we think can be achieved with your help.
Lets have a quick look at what exactly a pooch pad is.
A pooch pad is the enclosure used in our shelter for housing our canine friends during their stay at CHS. It is their home away from home and we do our best to make their stay safe and comfortable. We provide every dog a bed to sleep on, food to eat, water to drink and toys to play with. If you have visited our shelter, you have likely seen our pooch pads and visited some our adorable adoptables.
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…)
Immediate Release – November 14, 2017
On October 28, 2017, a photo of a dog tethered to a flatbed trailer being hauled through Calgary began circulating on social media. A joint investigation into the welfare of the dog was initiated shortly afterwards by Calgary Police Service, with support from Calgary Humane Society and Rocky View County.
On November 11, 2017, the dog’s owner, Volodymyr IRODENKO of Rocky View was charged under municipal, provincial and federal legislation for offenses ranging from causing an animal to be in distress, to transporting an animal outside the cab of a vehicle.
Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “Transporting dogs in the beds of trucks can be incredibly dangerous to the dog, between exposure to extreme weather and the risk of falling. This offense is aggravated by the manner in which this dog was being transported, on a flatbed with no side rails to keep him on the trailer. We are very lucky, in Calgary, to have agencies that can work together so effectively to ensure the well being of animals and accountability for reckless owners.”
Calgary Humane Society and CPS spokespersons will be available for comment at 11:00 AM at Calgary Humane Society: 4455 110 Avenue SE.
Stay tuned for future Meow-ga sessions, coming soon!
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.
- 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 Rachel Cowie. Rachel is a previous adopter, and a graduate from the Alberta Yoga College. 100% of proceeds will go to the animals!
Classes will be limited to 20 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….
Check back for future Meowga sessions
- Participants must bring their own mats
- Participants must be 16 or older
- Long pants are strongly recommended (those claws are sharp!)
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.