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

5 Signs that Fido could be suffering from seasonal allergies

It’s that time of year again when seasonal allergies are running rampant, and allergies among dogs are more common than you might think. Here are some signs that your pooch might be affected:

Red, irritated Skin

Unlike humans whose allergy symptoms often involve respiratory problems, dogs will frequently show signs of allergies through their skin. These can take on the form of skin irritation, rashes, or inflammation.

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Camping with Fido

Whether you’re heading into the great outdoors in a tent, trailer or five-star RV, CHS has 10 tips to make camping with Fido an enjoyable time for everyone involved!

1. Call ahead:

Ensure that your campground of choice allows dogs and find out which areas dogs are allowed.  Most beaches do not allow dogs. Be realistic about your dog’s ability with recall if you allow him/her off leash.

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How to drink responsibly with your pooch at dog jog!

Hello CHS Supporters!

We are in the final countdown to Dog Jog 2017! We are very excited to see all of you at the festival this Saturday.

This year at Dog Jog we are introducing a brand new area: The all ages Mutt n’ Mingle Beer Gardens! The Mutt n’ Mingle is being introduced in response to previous event feedback where attendees asked us to provide an area where they could socialize and relax during the event. The Mutt n’ Mingle will provide Dog Jog attendees with a place to enjoy a refreshing beverage with friends and fellow participants (and Fido, of course!).

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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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