My Impact

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 and some do not, some require vaccinations and some do not; but the one thing every animal does need is a nutritious bowl of food, which Royal Canin is proud to provide.

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

Feeding animals in shelter requires the hard dedicated work of hundreds of individuals, whether it is the factory workers preparing the food or the Animal Care staff that are scooping it into bowls. 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.

Did you know?

We feed over 99,000 cups of cat and dog food annually? That’s roughly 44,170 pounds of food, or the same weight as nearly 5.3 adult hippos!



In 2017, we had 4,683 animals admitted to our shelter which resulted in over 99,000 cups of food served. Because we never turn an animal away, every animal that comes through our doors is unique and their requirements vary from animal to animal. For example, it takes more cups of food to feed a 110 pound Bull Mastiff than a 12 pound Shih Tzu. Royal Canin recognizes there are fundamental differences between breeds, sizes and life stages that go well beyond physical appearance. Understanding these differences drives the development of innovative nutritional solutions for each individual pet’s needs.


The chart below shows a calculated average of the length of stay and the average amount of food we feed.



Average Length of Stay

Average #Cups/Day

Average #Cups/stay


20 Days

3.5 Cups

70 Cups


14 Days

3/4 Cup

10.5 Cups


How does my donation to Party With A Purpose help feed the animals at Calgary Humane Society?

Great question! Every donation, whether big or small, can go a long way to feeding a shelter animal. As you can now imagine, Calgary Humane Society uses thousands of bags of food every year. To help give you an idea of how much your donation can help, we have put together this chart below:



Cups Donated



23 cups of cat food

Feeds two cats for their average length of stay.


63 cups of dog food

Feeds one dog for their average length of stay.


86 cups of food

Feeds one dog and two cats for their average length of stay.


126 cups of food

Feeds two dogs for their average length of stay.



We hope that you will participate in Party with a Purpose by signing up to host your own event. To sign up, please click here

If you are unable to participate, you can make a donation to the Party With a Purpose campaign by clicking here

Thank you!