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802, 2019

An Open Letter to Humane Society Supporters and Animal Lovers in our Community

By |February 8, 2019|

An Open Letter to Humane Society Supporters and Animal Lovers in our Community

The following letter was originally published in the Edmonton Journal on February 9, 2019

When I volunteered to become Chair of the Edmonton Humane Society’s Board of Directors last May, it was an easy decision.

As an animal lover myself, I was inspired by the important work the more than 110-year-old not-for-profit does every day, saving lives and giving animals a second chance they may not otherwise have.

The recent decision the Edmonton Humane Society Board made with regards to ending enforcement of the Animal Protection Act was not […]

3001, 2019

Statement from EHS on City of Edmonton Decision to take over enforcement of Animal Protection Act

By |January 30, 2019|

MEDIA STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATEMENT FROM EHS ON CITY OF EDMONTON DECISION TO TAKE OVER ENFORCEMENT OF ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT (APA)

EDMONTON, AB (January 30, 2019) – Earlier today, the City of Edmonton made the decision to assume enforcement of the Animal Protection Act (APA) through Animal Care & Control Centre, until a permanent solution can be found. The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has been in conversations since last fall with the City of Edmonton and other partner agencies to determine a transition plan, and are pleased that an interim solution will be in place for February 1.

The Edmonton Humane Society’s volunteer Board […]

2201, 2019

Media Statement: Edmonton Humane Society Ending Enforcement of the Animal Protection Act (APA)

By |January 22, 2019|

MEDIA STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY ENDING ENFORCEMENT OF THE ANIMAL PROTECTION (APA)

EDMONTON, AB (January 22, 2019) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) can confirm that their volunteer Board of Directors has voted to end the enforcement of the Animal Protection Act (APA) as of January 31, 2019.

EHS has voluntarily been providing APA enforcement services within Edmonton. The service was funded primarily through donations and a portion of a City of Edmonton grant, with no provincial government funding. Upcoming policy changes under the provincial Peace Officer Act forced EHS to evaluate the viability of its enforcement program and whether the […]

2101, 2019

EHS Pet Update: Daisy the dog goes home!

By |January 21, 2019|

We have an exciting adoption update to brighten this Blue Monday! 

Last week, after 179 DAYS in our shelter, Daisy the Labrador / Pit Bull cross finally found her forever home!!!

It was bittersweet to say goodbye as many of our team members had developed a strong bond with Daisy after caring for her for nearly six months (and tucking her into bed each night!), but we couldn’t be happier to watch her go home. Daisy was just as happy too – look at that big smile as she got ready to leave!

Her family has […]

2012, 2018

News Release: Independent Investigation Recommends Changes at Edmonton Humane Society Following Cat Transport Incident

By |December 20, 2018|

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION RECOMMENDS CHANGES AT EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY FOLLOWING CAT TRANSPORT INCIDENT

EDMONTON, AB (December 20, 2018) – An independent investigation has found that a combination of unfortunate events, human error and operational shortcomings at the Edmonton Humane Society led to an incident where three cats were accidentally left in a transport van for 22 days last spring.

“The Edmonton Humane Society deeply regrets what happened and is committed to learning from this difficult chapter in our more than 110 year history,” said Summer Bradko, Edmonton Humane Society Board Chair. “This third-party investigation has been an important step in identifying […]