Monthly Archives: September 2018

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EHS Pet Update: Dozer and Baxter the bonded pair of dogs

In early August, we put the call out to find a special family for Baxter and Dozer, who had been waiting over two months for their forever family to find them (that's a long time in dog years!). This pair of pups were surrendered to the Edmonton Humane Society together in early June, and we knew we couldn't separate them. However, this meant finding a home that could take on a 12 year old Airedale Terrier who loves to sing, and his excitable little brother, a 5 year old Pit Bull cross. Two weeks later, a family approached us who were interested in taking these brothers home. They brought in two of their other dogs for a meet-and-greet, and to our relief everyone got along! Baxter and Dozer were finally heading home!             Since arriving at their new home, we received this update from their Mom: "We wanted to let you know that Dozer and Baxter are doing really great with us! We’ve had not one issue with them, they get along perfectly with all the other dogs, they are gentle with the kids and we couldn’t be happier that they are a part of our family. We took them camping with us last weekend , there was about five other dogs there too and no problems. They both think [...]

By |2018-09-19T11:34:12+00:00September 19, 2018|

EHS Pet Update: Boinga the cat

Boinga (formerly Cashew) was adopted from the Edmonton Humane Society in December 2017. Recently, we received this letter from his Mom: "To the wonderful staff and volunteers: thank you. How can I express this adequately?? I will try :) Last December, I adopted a six-month-old male black-and-white tuxedo kitty you'd named Cashew. He'd been with you about a month, and ‎you'd healed his three broken teeth, nourished him back from hunger, and treated a respiratory infection.  Cashew had just gone up for adoption the very day I visited. He was playing with abandon with what looked like a sock. I picked him up, he gave me one kiss, settled down on my chest, and promptly fell asleep. Well... we were both goners at that moment. :)  I brought Cashew home, opened the carrier, and out he came.... leaping and jumping with glee.... boing, boing, boing like a bouncing ball. I did end up renaming him Boing-a Boy, and it suits him!!  Boinga emanates pure love. When others meet him, they fall in love. They say, "he's just not normal!" and I say, "I know! He just came that way!". He stands up on hind legs and reaches out his front paws to be picked up for hugs. And he does this with one and all!! He came knowing how to fetch (and it remains our [...]

By |2018-09-19T10:37:29+00:00September 19, 2018|

News Release: Edmonton Humane Society Responds to Sentencing in Animal Neglect Case

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY RESPONDS TO SENTENCING IN ANIMAL NEGLECT CASE Justin Iverson pleaded guilty to one charge under the Animal Protection Act after a large number of dogs were seized from a breeding operation by the Edmonton Humane Society EDMONTON, AB (September 12, 2018) – Justin Iverson, 31, of Edmonton was sentenced on Friday, September 7 at the Provincial Court of Alberta after reaching a plea deal to charges laid under the Animal Protection Act of Alberta (APA). He received a $10,000 fine, however, is still able to own up to two dogs, both of which are required to be spayed or neutered. The maximum penalty for charges under the APA is a $20,000 fine and a lifetime ban from having custody of any animal. “In these types of cases we always want to see a lifetime prohibition from owning animals, to prevent the accused from causing harm in the future,” said Miranda Jordan-Smith, CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS). “We are looking forward to the outcome of the pending criminal case and hope to see a stronger result based on the criminal code.” Iverson was charged with eight counts under the APA in December 2016 by the Edmonton Humane Society’s Animal Protection Officers after they seized 35 dogs from a property in Edmonton on two different dates, and an [...]

By |2019-02-01T12:55:41+00:00September 12, 2018|