Party with a Purpose Ideas for People Who Don’t Like to Party

We get it: not everyone likes to be surrounded by all of their family and friends at the same time. Don’t worry though! You can still fundraise to help feed the animals at Calgary Humane Society as part of our Party with a Purpose event. We’ve come up with 5 “party” ideas for introverts or people who don’t like to party.

1. Hold a Bottle Drive

Ask your friends and family to gather all of their recyclable bottles and drop them off at your house. Once you’ve taken them to the bottle depot, you can donate your earnings to Calgary Humane Society as part of Party with a Purpose. Alternatively, ask your friends to take their own bottles in – even less work for you! – and contribute their bottle money on your Party with a Purpose web page.

2. Complete a Challenge

Do you love running or riding your bike? Set yourself a new challenge and ask friends to pledge money based on your distance or for completion of your challenge.

3. Have a Potluck with Co-Workers

Doing a potluck at work means there’s no pressure on you to be the perfect host or entertain your guests. To attend the potluck, everyone must bring a dish and make a donation to your Party with a Purpose. Don’t want to eat with your colleagues? No problem – just go back to your desk!

4. Walk a Dog

Invite friends and family members to donate to your Party with a Purpose in exchange for taking their dog for a walk.

5. Give Something Up or Start Something New

Party with a Purpose is now a month-long event, so it’s the perfect length of time to commit to getting rid of an old habit or starting a new one. Want to give up chocolate or pop? Encourage yourself to go to the gym five days per week? Ask your friends and family to join you with their own commitment, and donate a dollar or two for each successful day. At the end of the month, you’ll not only have kicked/created a habit but also helped the animals as well!

…last but not least, email your friends and family the link to your Party with a Purpose fundraising web page and ask them to donate towards food for all of our furry and scaly friends. No party necessary!

 

What is My Impact?

 

Host your Party with a Purpose today and help the animals in our care.

 

 

As Calgary’s only open-admission shelter we never turn an animal away, and every animal who comes through the doors is unique. Some require medical attention while some require vaccinations; but the one thing every animal does need is a nutritious bowl of food.

Feeding animals in shelter requires the hard dedicated work of hundreds of individuals. By participating in and donating to Party With A Purpose you are directly helping the animals at Calgary Humane Society receive the nutrition they need and deserve.

 

Party With a Purpose is our annual fundraising campaign that hopes to bring light to the issue of feeding shelter animals.

By hosting your Party, you will be fundraising on behalf of Calgary Humane Society to support the feeding program for the thousands of animals we care for every year.

Show your family, friends, co-workers and community why you care about Calgary animals and sign-up to host a Party with a Purpose today!

 

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What to do if you see a Dog in a Hot Car

Heat stroke can happen to our furry friends in under 10 minutes. Dogs can’t sweat like humans, so they cannot effectively cool off their bodies if left in a hot car.

If you see a dog in a car on a warm day (even a comfortable outside temperature can become sweltering in an enclosed space like a vehicle), here’s what you should do:

  1. Quickly record the time of day, temperature, your location, license plate number, make/model of the car and a brief description of the dog. You can take photos with your cell phone or take notes. You will need this information to pass on to Calgary Police Service (CPS) or Calgary Humane Society (CHS).
  2. A dog in a hot car is a dog in distress. The longer it stays in the car, the hotter the internal temperature will get. Immediately call CPS or CHS to file a report.
  3. If the owner returns before you can complete your call or before CPS or CHS arrive, it is still important to ensure the information you noted in step 1 is received by CPS or CHS. CPS or CHS will follow up and educate the dog’s owner on the dangers of leaving their dog in a hot car and check to ensure that the dog is okay.

 

What to do if you see a Dog in a Hot Car

 

We are all responsible for helping animals in distress. Pass this message on to people who may not realize how dangerous it is to leave their dog in their vehicle. Tell your friends what to do if they see a dog in a hot car. Spread the word!

Cat to Cat Introduction Tips!

cat intros

If you have been thinking about adding a feline to your life then now is a great time to do it! Check out these tips on how to introduce a new cat to an existing resident cat in the household. (more…)

We Have to Clear the Shelter

HELP US CLEAR THE SHELTER : 50% reduced adoption fees

 

Calgary Humane Society needs to clear the shelter so that we can break ground on some major improvements to our facility.

Construction can be loud and scary for animals so we NEED to clear the shelter to protect them from dust and noise during renovations. At any time there are hundreds of animals in our adoption department so that means we need your help to find these animals loving homes!

Join us July 2-7 for our CLEAR THE SHELTER ADOPTION EVENT and help an animal in need. During our event you will receive 50% off adoption fees of all animals.

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Calgary Humane Society is Partnering with Pet Planet

We are pleased to announce that Pet Planet and Calgary Humane Society have joined forces to help pets in need live longer, happier and healthier lives with their new adoptive families. Pet Planet and Calgary Humane Society have entered into an agreement to help adopted pets and their new families have access to support of every aspect of their pet’s life while also helping the thousands of animals we provide care for annually.

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My Pet is a Jerk: Digging Edition

If you have ever owned a dog who digs you will know how frustrating it can be!

Each year at Calgary Humane Society we get multiple calls from pet owners desperate to save their flowerbeds from curious digging paws. In addition to being destructive, digging can also become dangerous if your pet digs under a fence and escapes the back yard.

 

Solving problem digging requires you to understand why your dog is digging. Dogs may dig out of boredom, to create a cool area to lie down or even due to breed tendencies. Discovering the reason for the digging will help point you in the direction of an appropriate solution. (more…)

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!