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1709, 2020

Host a Pet Carnival at Home

By |September 17, 2020|

September 20th, 2020

Host a Pet Carnival at Home!

Since we can’t host the Canine Carnival at Pets in the Park this year, we’re bringing three of our most popular games home to you and your pet! These games aren’t just for our canine companions either – you can customize them for your other pets too.

Playing games with your pets has many benefits, from the physical and mental exercise to helping strengthen your bond, and even learning new skills.

While we may not be at Hawrelak Park this year, there are still prizes up for grabs!

Here’s how to participate:

1709, 2020

Have a Pet Picnic

By |September 17, 2020|

September 18th, 2020

Plan a Pet Picnic!

Some have said the quickest way to another’s heart is through the stomach and we think many pets would agree. Part of caring for our companion animals is ensuring they have a healthy nutritious diet of food that supports their physical and mental wellbeing. Treats are a fantastic way to incentivize our pets to learn new skills, improve upon behavioural concerns, or reward them for exceptional behaviour and new milestones like birthdays.

While we can’t picnic at the park this year for Pets in the Park, you can plan your own pet picnic at […]

909, 2020

Spending Time Safely Outdoors With Your Pet

By |September 9, 2020|

September 18th, 2020

Top Reasons To Get Outdoors With Your Pet!

Exploring the outdoors isn’t just for dogs – you can do it with your other pets too!

Why should you get outdoors with your pets?

  1. Being outdoors can support the mental health of people and pets by reducing boredom, depression, and anxiety.
  2. Breath in the fresh air and enjoy the natural sunlight.
  3. Being active has numerous health benefits and can help lift our spirits.
  4. Rolling around in outside in grass, sidewalks, or patios can help your pet cool […]
708, 2020

Notice of Blackbaud Cybersecurity Incident

By |August 7, 2020|


August 7, 2020

On July 16, 2020 the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) was advised of a data security incident that may have involved the personal information of our supporters. EHS takes the protection and proper use of your donor information very seriously and in the interest of transparency, we are committed to providing details of the incident.

What Happened

We were notified by Blackbaud, the third-party service provider who hosts the database used in managing EHS’ fundraising activities, of a security incident. At this time, we understand Blackbaud discovered and stopped a ransomware attack. After discovering the […]

605, 2020

In Memory of an Extraordinary Volunteer

By |May 6, 2020|

In Memory of an Extraordinary Volunteer

Sean Beech
November 17, 1974 to April 18, 2020

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that last week, we received the news that long-time Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) volunteer Sean Beech passed away on April 18, 2020.

Sean was a regular–nearly daily–volunteer at EHS. He was with us for over 15 years and helped in every area of the shelter, from transporting animals to be featured on our weekly segments at Global News, to photographing adoptable cats, walking dogs and assisting at play group, conducting tours, participating in enrichment programs […]