A Message from Carrie Fritz, Executive Director

It is difficult to believe we will soon be ringing in another new year. 2017 was faced paced, action packed, and delivered a number of challenges for Calgary Humane Society which really tested the limits of this hard working and dedicated team. As I look back and reflect upon the year, as I always do during the holiday season, I am astonished at all that has been accomplished. The passion we all share for this amazing organization, our staff, volunteers, foster parents, donors, adopters, is what allowed us to provide such outstanding care to the thousands of animals who so desperately needed it, and deserved it this year. It was this same passion which stirred up such great emotion and pushed the team to continue to find better ways to care for the animals who found their way into our shelter and into our hearts.

Year end is not just a time for reflection however, it is also a time for gratitude. The accomplishments of the year could not have been done without the incredible support of this great community we are a part of – a community who stands beside us to help us care for the animals who need us. The same community who speaks out with us against animal neglect and cruelty and the same community who consistently demonstrates such extraordinary passion for the work that we do. It is work that could not be done without you. Please know how grateful we are and we thank you.

On behalf of everyone here at CHS, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season and all the best in 2018.


We cannot do the work we do without the generous support of our donors

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Happy Tails

Meet WallE

Hello! My name is WallE and I was just one of the amazing successes our Behaviour Team had in 2017. I was one of the 88 Chihuahuas, Yorkies and a few mixes rescued in March! Me, and my companions, grew up with very little human contact so when we arrived at the shelter, we were all very scared. Then, a very nice person from the Behaviour team was able to befriend me and worked with me daily to build my confidence and trust. In time, I transformed from being terrified all the time to now a loving companion, and I’m now living life to the fullest with my forever family.

This couldn’t have happened without the generosity of our donors!

Meet Chip

My name is Chip and boy do I have a story to tell you! My brother, Gaston and I were left at Calgary Humane Society when we were only two days old. We were so scared! But, fortunately for us there was a really nice tabby cat called Ruby who had just become a mother to four of her own kittens and graciously accepted Gaston and I into her new family. I can’t tell you the fun me and my siblings (all 5 of them!) had with everyone at the shelter! But, I am happy to report that I am now living with a wonderful family and getting so much love. My surrogate mom and siblings also got adopted.

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Cost for Care


$25 will supply

treats and toys for a dog, cat or bunny


$50 will supply

will help buy a small scale and a flat of nursing bottles


$100 will provide

transportation of animals in need to our shelter


$150 will provide

one month of foster care for one dog, cat or rabbit


$250 will provide

the average cost for one cat to stay at the shelter