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706, 2019

Adoption Update: Dakota the Dog

By |June 7, 2019|

Adopting a shelter or rescue pet can have its challenges, especially when their history is unknown. However, the rewards can be more than we ever imagined. Recently we received this incredible update from the family of EHS pet Dakota, who was adopted from us six years ago…

“For anyone on the fence about adopting listen up… now I really liked the idea of adopting a dog, but was not really up for it. The wife and kids really wanted a dog and kinda suckered me into going down to the Edmonton Humane Society to take a look around. There she […]

306, 2019

Update: Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) Remains Prepared

By |June 3, 2019|

EDMONTON, AB (June 3, 2019) – EHS remains prepared and on alert to mobilize in response to wildfire evacuations in Northern Alberta.

EHS remains committed to playing a role in supporting individuals and their companion animals as well as animals displaced by the crisis should the need arise.

“We are grateful that a full scale evacuation has not been called,” says Catherine Stevenson, Director of Shelter Operations. “Our concern is always the impact on the community and animals in care as well as those that may be displaced. We will continue to monitor the situation and stay in touch with our partners […]

3105, 2019

Media Advisory: Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) Working With Community Partners to Prepare for Northern Evacuation

By |May 31, 2019|

EDMONTON, AB (May 31, 2019) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is working with community partners in Edmonton to mobilize and prepare for an evacuation order due to the wildfires in Northern Alberta.

EHS will provide regular updates as to our role in supporting individuals and their companion animals as well as animals displaced by the crisis.

EHS’ Shelter will be accepting stray animals affected by the wildfires and providing needed supplies to individuals who are evacuating to Edmonton as well as to rescue organizations who have identified a need and are mobilized in the affected areas. Individuals and organizations requiring assistance […]

2205, 2019

News Release: Saint Bernard Trio Returning to Edmonton for Pets in the Park

By |May 22, 2019|



EDMONTON, AB (May 22, 2019) – Gunther, Goliath and Gasket will be returning to Edmonton on Saturday, June 22 to be the honourary Walk Marshals at the Edmonton Humane Society’s (EHS) annual Pets in the Park festival.

The three Saint Bernard brothers were adopted from EHS by a family in Calgary last October. The dogs, who have gained the nickname “the 3Gs”, garnered worldwide attention last fall when EHS put the call out for a special adopter who could take in all three of them. They required one […]

504, 2019

A Note from EHS’ New CEO, Liza

By |April 5, 2019|

A Note from EHS’ New CEO, Liza

Like many of you, I have been a lifelong animal lover—right from my very first pet, Fifi the hamster, that I got in grade six. I couldn’t contain my excitement having her join my family after years of asking my parents for a pet.

I’ve experienced that same excited feeling throughout my first week as CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS). This opportunity is a dream come true for me, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible organization with endless potential to positively impact the people and pets in […]