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 in the community to assess risk and response.”
EHS’ Shelter will remain positioned to accept stray animals affected by the wildfires and to provide supplies to individuals who are evacuating to Edmonton as well as to rescue organizations who mobilize in affected areas. Individuals and organizations requiring assistance can contact EHS at our main number 780-471-1774, Admissions Desk 780-491-3522, or Adoptions Desk 780-491-3500 for more information.
Individuals wishing to provide volunteer support for animals affected by the northern wildfires can contact EHS’ foster program at https://www.edmontonhumanesociety.com/how-to-help/volunteer/foster-care-program/ to inquire about opportunities for fostering animals who may come under our care. Inquiries regarding general volunteer opportunities can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal care supplies can be dropped off to the Edmonton Humane Society. High-need items include pet food, bedding supplies, cat litter and carriers. Supplies will be made available 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.
Edmonton Humane Society – 13620 163 St NW Edmonton, AB
Hours of Operation:
- Monday: Shelter Closed, Admissions Open 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: Open 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: Open 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday: Open 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday: Open 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday: Open 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday: Open 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.