Help us find homes for all the good boys and girls!

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!

Click here to see all of the animals we have available for adoption today

 

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.

 

 

 

Appeal for Help in Identifying Owner of Neglected Dog (Warning Graphic Content)

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.”

 

 

Winter Dog Walking Safety

winter dog walking

 

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…)

Hoppy Meowloween

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.

 


 

The Most Successful Cocktails For Critters EVER!

 

 THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated this year’s Cocktails For Critters, the night was a huge success! The event sold out with 490 tickets purchased and raised $176,000 for the animals.We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and with the funds raised we will be able to continue helping the thousands of animals we care for every year.

This year’s Cocktails for Critters gala celebrated the achievements of our Protection and Investigations team, and starred animals from past cases. These animal survivors are proof that we can create a more compassionate tomorrow by helping as many animals as we can.

 

 

 

 

Calgary Humane Society over capacity with latest seizure

**ATTENTION: Seizure Update – Monday October 16, 2017**

A big thank you to everyone for your support and interest in the 58 animals we took in from a mass seizure on October 5.

 

Just a quick reminder that all animals coming into our shelter receive medical and behaviour assessments before becoming available for adoption. As with most large intakes or mass seizures, this process can take some time and the animals that you would have seen on the media are currently in our holding wing or in foster homes. Some of these animals may need surgeries or additional medical treatments and will not be available until those are completed. Please keep an eye on our website for the most up-to-date information on animals that are available for adoption.

If you are looking for ways to help please consider making a donation to the care and treatment of these animals click here or apply to become a foster parent click here.

Thank you.

 


 

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers executed a mass seizure of 53 dogs, three cats and two turtles from a home in northeast Calgary. The animals were found to be in distress as a result of unsanitary conditions and various medical concerns.

This particular seizure, which remains under investigation and limits details which can be shared, continues a recent trend of mass intakes at Calgary Humane Society. Over 309 animals, including the dogs, cats and turtles mentioned above, have been admitted to the facility over the past two weeks versus 205 animals during the same time period last year and has filled all available kennel space beyond capacity. In addition, many of these animals will require ongoing medical care and behavioural support.

 

Carrie Fritz, Executive Director for Calgary Humane Society said, “This volume of animals in such a short period of time is unusual however is definitely not unheard of. This team is incredibly experienced and skilled at caring for this number of animals and we also have a large group of dedicated volunteers and foster parents we can lean on, who are invaluable.”

 

These intakes come just as Calgary Humane Society prepares for one of its largest fundraising events of the year, Cocktails for Critters being held Saturday October 14 at the Westin Calgary.

 

“What we are asking for from the Calgary community now is patience as a plan is put into place for each animal. Support, in the form of donations is always greatly appreciated during these times to help cover the cost of care and the public can also help by volunteering, fostering and adopting! If ever you were thinking of becoming a Calgary Humane Society donor, foster parent, volunteer, or adopter, now would be a great time to contact us!” said Fritz.

 

Public’s Help Needed Identifying Puppy Abandoned in Dumpster (Warning: Graphic)

 

On October 10, 2017, Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers responded to an animal cruelty complaint near Anderson Road and 24 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta. At approximately 6AM, a female, mixed breed puppy, white in colour with faint grey spots, approximately 8 to 10 weeks of age, was found abandoned in a garbage dumpster.

The puppy was found alive but in severe medical distress and may have been suffering in the dumpster for as long as 48 hours. At the direction of veterinarians she was humanely euthanized to end her suffering.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “Regardless of the source of this dog’s catastrophic injuries, discarding this visibly injured puppy in a dumpster was a callous criminal act. This puppy deserves justice and we hope the public can help us serve just that by providing information toward the identity of the individual responsible.”

 

Peace Officers are seeking the assistance of the public regarding:
• Suspicious activity in the area between October 8-10
• Identity of the dog, possibly a Labrador/Australian Cattle dog cross
• Identity of the owner or discarding party

 

Anyone with relevant information should contact Calgary Humane Society at (403) 205-4455, referencing file number 25613C.

 

 

 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

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…)