Successful Emergency Adoption Event

July 13th, 2015

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

Calgary Humane Society offers its sincerest thank-you to Calgarians for a successful emergency adoption event last week.

From July 8 – 12, 125 cats, two degus, 20 dogs, two hamsters, one mouse, 19 rabbits, 12 birds, two snakes and one tortoise, a total of 179 animals (202 animals for the entire week) found new homes, many of which were long-term residents.

The combination of tough economic times, seasonal influx of cats and a recent mass seizure involving close to 20 rabbits, had put Calgary Humane Society over capacity and prompted the appeal to the public for help.

Since June 1st, 2015, we have taken in 768 animals. We currently have 663 animals in shelter, foster homes and remote adoption locations.

The surge of adopters over the five day event led to longer than normal line-ups and wait times which the public handled with patience and understanding. We would also like to thank everyone who generously made monetary and material donations to help with the added burden on our resources during this time.