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1511, 2022

Recognizing EHS Supporters on National Philanthropy Day

By |November 15, 2022|

November 15, 2022, marks National Philanthropy Day, a day for the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) to say thank you to our community of supporters!

This year, we were proud to recognize two outstanding Edmontonians who have made an indelible mark on our work and in the lives of companion animals: Jay Downton and Harmony Doderai. Both received awards for their philanthropy efforts and contributions to EHS at the 24th Annual National Philanthropy Day event, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Edmonton and Area Chapter.

Jay Downton – Community Enrichment Award

Jay Downton, a passionate Edmontonian, entrepreneur and President […]

2910, 2022

Have a Pet Safe Halloween

By |October 29, 2022|

Updated: October 28th, 2022

Plan a Pet Safe Halloween!

Like many holidays, Halloween is a great excuse to stock up on sweets and treats. Having all of these extra goodies around is not only a major temptation to people but also our pets. As our friend Dr. Ted Purcell says; “Have a plan for today!”

“Treats and candies are not safe in a bag on the floor or on a chair or bench – you need to be very mindful on Halloween, not just during but before and after.”

Here are some things for pet guardians to keep in mind to ensure […]

1210, 2022

How To Know If Your Pet Is Overweight

By |October 12, 2022|

Obesity is a common health problem for our companion animals. For many pet lovers, an overweight animal is an unfortunate reality, and one that can cause issues for pets and pet guardians alike.

For National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, we want to help you identify if your pet is overweight and suggest some diets that can help support your pet reaching a healthier weight.

How Do You Know If Your Pet Is Obese? Check out these obesity charts for both dogs and cats, so you can see how your pet’s weight compares.

What Do You Do If Your […]

2909, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By |September 29, 2022|

On September 30 the Edmonton Humane Society will be closed in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This federal statutory holiday was created in response to Call to Action 80, honouring the Survivors, their families, communities, and those affected by residential schools. We acknowledge that systemic discrimination and trauma are continually present in the lives of Indigenous Peoples.

As an organization, we have been reflecting and learning about the important history and path forward for truth and reconciliation in Canada, and we encourage our supporters to do the same with the below resources:

  1. Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]
3105, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Adoption Fees Reduced for ‘Adorable Adopt-a-thon’

By |May 31, 2022|



Edmonton Humane Society encouraging pet adoptions with reduced fees until Sunday, June 5

Edmonton, AB (May 31, 2022) – Those who have been thinking of adding a new furry or feathered family member may wish to do so this week. For the first time since January 2020, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is reducing the adoption fees for all their animals during the ‘Adorable Adopt-a-thon’ until this Sunday, June 5.

“We currently have over 60 animals – including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs – in search of […]