What Does the EHS Animal Protection Department Do?
Edmonton Humane Society Peace Officers with the Animal Protection Services perform the following duties:
- Investigate animal cruelty complaints within the City of Edmonton.
In some cases, we also work with several other organizations; the Edmonton Police Service, Alberta Health Services, Mental Health, Edmonton's Animal Services and Bylaw Departments, and Alberta Children's Services Department.
- Inspect pet stores, zoos, and other local facilities/events that involve animals.
(Note: The Edmonton Humane Society does not necessarily endorse the facilities or events that it inspects).
Examples of these events are as follows:
- Petting Zoos
- Circus Animal Acts
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Canadian Finals Rodeo
- Edmonton Northlands Racetrack
- Chuck Wagon Races (Capital Exhibition)
- Capital Exhibition animal rides and exhibits
- West Edmonton Mall underwater exhibits
The Peace Officers also provide other professional services such as:
- Edmonton Humane Society Ride-Along Program
- Grant MacEwan College Police & Security Program Student Placement
- Inspections for Edmonton Humane Society animal fostering program
- School and Public Presentations
Please note: Edmonton Humane Society Peace Officers are often investigating complaints so they may not be available to answer the phone. Please leave a message as officers check their voice mail frequently throughout the day. If you are experiencing a serious animal emergency where there is a risk of death or serious injury, please call the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567.