We are proud to announce that construction is well underway on our Facility Enhancement Project!
Calgary Humane Society has been planning this renovation and enhancement for over ten years. Moving into our current facility in 2006, this building put Calgary on the map when it came to animal welfare. We were seen as leaders in the sector with people coming from across North America to tour our building before they commenced planning their own facilities. We are very proud of it. It has served us well. Over 93,000 animals have come through our doors and we have been able to offer them a second chance.
However, since opening our doors in 2006 there have been remarkable advancements in the science of animal sheltering. Numerous studies have been done into the sources of animal stress, fear and anxiety with strategies being developed to help mitigate this. Research has been done on how to prevent the transmission of infectious disease in a shelter setting and a great deal of education and training has been done on how we can increase the adoptability of an animal through behaviour modification, enrichment, and socialization.
In 2010, just four short years after we opened the door to this facility, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) took all this fabulous research and developed the ASV guidelines, the first ever set of guidelines and standards for animal shelters. When we read through this document, it was then that we realized we were not meeting some of the basic standards of care. The areas where we were failing to meet the standards were related to our building design.
For Them CHS Capital Campaign Brochure
Gallery – Groundbreaking Celebration
Gallery – Construction Progress – December 2020
Gallery – Construction Progress – February 2021
Gallery – Construction Progress – March 2021 (coming soon!)
Calgary Humane Society is evolving with a renewed vision for the future!
We are looking forward to completing this project in Spring of 2022 – our centennial year!