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2308, 2023

A Guide to Getting Your Home Ready for Visually Impaired Pets

By |August 23, 2023|

Animals are adept at using multiple senses. Dogs and cats rely heavily on their sense of smell and hearing to navigate their surroundings, so by making use of these senses, we can help our pets feel safe while familiarizing themselves with their new home.

Practicing patience and keeping your home environment consistent are important when working with your visually impaired pet. It can take a new pet months to adjust and learn where things are in their new surroundings.

Visually impaired companion animals can live a full and happy life with you. In this guide we’ll provide some tips to help your […]

1206, 2023

Collaborative Leadership in Animal Welfare

By |June 12, 2023|

Meaningful change within animal welfare requires skilled and collaborative leadership.

But what if those in leadership don’t have an animal welfare background? How much of a difference can they make?

In truth, a transformative difference.

Transformative Difference

For over 20 years, Liza Sunley, EHS CEO, has dedicated her career to understanding the underpinnings of organizational success within the charitable sector. In other words, she has become an expert in building successful organizations, based on the foundational pieces supporting the mission and long-term growth of an organization.

These foundational pieces include long-term strategies, programming, finance, fundraising, governance and human resources.

Organizations […]

106, 2023

EHS Responds to Coventry Homes Allegations

By |June 1, 2023|

Edmonton Humane Society Response to Allegations of Sexual Violence and Impropriety at Coventry Homes



We recently became aware of allegations of sexual violence and impropriety at Coventry Homes. EHS has been a recipient of donations through Coventry Homes since 2008.

The Edmonton Humane Society takes allegations of sexual violence extremely seriously and are deeply concerned about this situation. I want to assure our stakeholders that we are actively assessing the situation and gathering information to make informed decisions on our next steps as a recipient organization.

3105, 2023

Preparing Your Pet for Fireworks Celebrations

By |May 31, 2023|

Updated: May 31, 2023

Prepping Pets for Fireworks Celebrations

Celebrations that involve fireworks can be very stressful for our pets, since they experience the world differently than we do. For an animal, fireworks are unexpected and unpredictable, and the noise and physical sensations fireworks create can cause a lot of stress.

Here are some helpful tips and strategies to help make fireworks less scary and keep your pets safe.

Before the Event

1. Seek Veterinary Advice: If you have concerns, speak with your vet before the event. Your vet may be able to prescribe medication or treatments to help your pet […]

1705, 2023

EHS Responds to Animal Cruelty Investigation Related to Incident in Northwest Edmonton

By |May 17, 2023|

Statement on Horrific Torture and Killing of a Cat in Northwest Edmonton


EDMONTON, AB (May 17, 2023) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is deeply saddened and concerned about the recent incident in which a cat was tortured and killed in the microwave during a break and enter in northwest Edmonton.

“This is a horrific act of cruelty, and our hearts go out to the family who lost their beloved cat and witnessed the aftermath of this disturbing assault,” says CEO Liza Sunley. “We are thankful that Edmonton has a dedicated Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit (ACIU) who […]