EDMONTON, AB (May 31, 2019) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is working with community partners in Edmonton to mobilize and prepare for an evacuation order due to the wildfires in Northern Alberta.
EHS will provide regular updates as to our role in supporting individuals and their companion animals as well as animals displaced by the crisis.
EHS’ Shelter will be accepting stray animals affected by the wildfires and providing needed supplies 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. 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:
- Friday, May 31: Open until 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 1: Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 2: Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Monday: Shelter Closed, Admissions Open 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Extended hours may be announced if an evacuation is called.