How to Show Your Cat Affection

The truth is, not all cats enjoy being hugged, even if it’s International Hug a Cat Day. Being held in a tight embrace, often above the ground, can be a scary situation for a kitty. You especially shouldn’t hug a cat that you don’t know well. If your feline friend isn’t one for hugs, we recommend trying some of these other ideas to show your cat a bit of extra love.

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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.

 

 

 

Tips for indoor cats this winter

tips for indoor cats

Good morning, CHS Supporters!

We hope you have been enjoying our relatively warm winter so far, but it appears the mercury is starting to drop. Burr! Time to curl up with a great book, a warm blanket and the family pet for some warm indoor evenings.

In some of our previous entries, we talked about animal safety in winter but some of you have very correctly pointed out two things: (1) Most of our advice has been about dogs and (2) The safest place for your cat this winter is indoors.

You are absolutely right on both counts! A lot of the winter safety advice we hand out is for dogs because dogs typically continue to go outside in the winter while we truly hope that everyone is keeping their felines indoors. For felines that are let outside or those who do not have homes, winter can be a very hazardous time. In fact, being allowed to roam outside is hazardous for felines at any time of the year, in addition to being against city bylaws. We have previously shared a little information on how to keep these outdoor felines safe, but we would also encourage you to bring any cats you find outside in the cold to our shelter so we can keep them safe. (more…)

Can Pets Sweat?

do pets sweat
Good morning Calgary Humane Society supporters!

We hope you had a great summer full of sun, heat and all the other great things that summer brings!

Today we bring you an interesting question that we hear from time to time at Calgary Humane Society: Can our pets sweat? If not, how do they beat the heat?

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Cat to Cat Introduction Tips!

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Good morning CHS Supporters!

Welcome to July. We hope you and your furry friends have found a way to keep cool in the summer heat so far. Frozen kongs are proving to be a favorite here at the shelter!

As many of you know, we are critically full of animals right now and a majority of those animals are cats. If you have been thinking about adding a feline to your life then now is a great time to do it! One of the questions we are hearing a lot around the shelter is about how to introduce a new cat to an existing resident cat in a household and that is what we are tackling on the blog today! (more…)

Cat-tastic summer art projects for kids!

summer art projectsGood morning, CHS supporters!

Summer is officially here! That means kids will be out of school soon and looking for something to do. Today on the blog, we’re bringing you two cat-tastic summer art projects for the whole family to enjoy!  (more…)

Why does it take longer for black cats to find a home?

black cat home

Welcome once again to Adopt a Shelter Cat month here on the blog. Today on the blog we are tackling a common question for our education and adoption staff members: Why does it take longer for black cats to get adopted?

 

We adopt out animals of all sizes, shapes and colours. Big, small, black, white, short and tall we adopt them all, but it is true that certain characteristics do seem to impact how long an animal stays on our adoption floor. While June may mark the celebration of all things feline, the “black cat” phenomenon is not actually limited to cats – all black animals (cats, dogs, rabbits and even snakes) generally take longer to adopt out than their more colourful counterparts. So… what’s the deal? Today we’re going to try to find out… and bust a myth while we are at it!

 

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Cool Cats: Claw edition!

colo cats claws

Hello Calgary Humane Society Supporters!

We hope you are loving this sunshine-filled cat month here on the blog! Summer marks the busiest season for cats at Calgary Humane Society so we can’t think of a better month to cast the spotlight onto our feline friends.

Today on the blog we tackle one of the most frequently asked question about feline attributes: Claws! Learn more about how cats use them and why Calgary Humane Society believes in leaving those claws firmly attached to the cat! (more…)

Cool Cats: Whiskers Edition!

 

Whiskers cats edition

June plays host to a lot of awesome things here at the shelter including CAT MONTH!

Today on the blog, we’re taking an up close look at one of the most curious of cat features… whiskers!

Ahh whiskers, is there anything more definitively “cat like”? Ask any child to draw a cat and you will likely see a snazzy set of whiskers adorning that feline’s nose in no time. Sure they’re cute, but have you ever stopped to wonder just what exactly a whisker is or why cats have them? If you have, you are in luck, because we did too!  (more…)