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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 […]

804, 2020

Thank You EHS Supporters

By |April 8, 2020|

April 8, 2020

Dear EHS Supporters,

Over the past weeks we’ve been humbled by the continued generosity we’ve received from our community. While we are facing our own challenges, we know that all of you are too. Yet every day, we continue to see support through our lottery, monetary gifts, fostering, kind messages, and more.

So on behalf of everyone at EHS and our animals in shelter, we send our heartfelt thanks to all of you for continuing to make our work possible.

To read our full updates on how we’re responding to COVID-19, please

1303, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

By |March 13, 2020|

COVID-19 Updates from EHS

This page will be updated regularly with information about how EHS is responding to COVID-19 as the situation develops. Please check back regularly.

Have questions on how COVID-19 may impact your pets or looking for resources to support them through this pandemic? See COVID-19 Resources for Pet Guardians


Status Legend:

  • Modified – program/service is currently running with changes
  • On Hold / Temporarily Closed – program/service is not running at this time
  • Cancelled – program/service will not be running in 2020

For details on our phased re-launch, click here.