About Us

About Us

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Mission Statement
Through partnership and innovation, The Edmonton Humane Society (a registered charity) is committed to helping homeless and abused companion animals, enlightening people, and enriching lives.  

Check out this video produced by a trio of fantastic volunteers to showcase the wonderful features of our home, the Chappelle Centre for Animal Care at 13620 - 163 Street in Edmonton, Alberta (give it a chance to buffer completely before viewing it):
Our 47,000 square foot building on 136ave & 163st houses an average daily population between 600 to 700 animals, including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and more!
cat  rabbitdog 

Vision Statement
The Edmonton Humane Society leads the community in elevating peoples' beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to enhance the quality of life for companion animals.

Core Values
  • We value the compassionate care of companion animals
  • We value the humane treatment of all animals
  • We value our staff and volunteers
  • We value our relationships with our partners and supporters
  • We value our role as a recognized community leader in animal welfare
  • We value fiscal responsibility and careful stewardship of our resources

Our History 
The Edmonton Humane Society (formerly Edmonton SPCA) was first organized in 1907 by its founder, Rosetta Graydon - Edmonton’s first humane educator. The EHS was then incorporated as a non-profit animal welfare society in 1910, and issued its Charter in 1912. During about a hundred years of operation, the non-profit organization has dedicated efforts to sheltering and speaking for homeless and abused companion animals.

The EHS is also not affiliated with the City of Edmonton’s Animal Control Services (City Pound). We do however, have an agreement with that City department to take in adoptable strays that are turned over to that group, and then we find them homes.

The EHS does not take in stray animals found in the City of Edmonton (the City Pound does). The EHS takes in strays only found in surrounding communities.

Our Animal Protection Department works independently to investigate possible cases of animal abuse, and can lay criminal charges under the Alberta Animal Protection Act. People can also be charged under sections 444 to 447 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
This website has information about the Edmonton Humane Society’s hours of operation, programs, and services.

Edmonton Humane Society
 13620 - 163 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5V 0B2
We are located on the corner of 137 Avenue  & 163 Street
Please take the second driveway on your right to enter the front of the building

Main Phone Line: 780-471-1774
Charitable Number 11923-1066 RR0001