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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 […]

1605, 2023

Spending Time Safely Outdoors With Your Pet

By |May 16, 2023|

Published: September 18, 2020 / Last Update: May 16, 2023

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. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and sunlight.
  3. Staying active has numerous health benefits and can help lift your spirits.
  4. Letting your pet roll around in the grass, on sidewalks or patios can help your them cool off and scratch some itches they may be […]
505, 2023

EHS Works with Community Partners to Assist Evacuees From Wildfires

By |May 5, 2023|



UPDATE May 23, 2023 

EHS has learned from our partners at the City of Edmonton that the temporary evacuation center set up at the Edmonton Expo Centre will be closing today at 4pm. EHS has supported our partners at the City of Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre with donations to support evacuees during this time. We wish to thank our community for providing donations of items and monetary gifts to support pets impacted by the wildfires. We will continue to provide necessary items to […]

205, 2023

Emergency Pet Preparedness

By |May 2, 2023|

Published: June 6, 2021 / Last Update: May 2, 2023

In Case of Emergency: Being Prepared with Your Pet

Unexpected trouble can unfortunately strike at any time. While it’s not something we like to think about, being prepared for an emergency in advanced will give you peace of mind that both you and your pets will have what you need if a crisis occurs.

The following are recommendations for building your own pet emergency kits. You can also download this list as a PDF to print at the bottom of this post to be kept as part of your emergency […]

205, 2023

Celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week

By |May 2, 2023|

Be Kind to Animals Week

You don’t need a special day or week to celebrate the human-animal bond by being kind to animals big and small in your community.

This year’s Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated from May 7 – 13, 2023 and we are sharing five simple ways you can make a paws-itive impact on the lives of companion animals.

1. Get Your Pet from a Reputable Source

Check your local animal shelter first if you or someone you know is thinking about expanding the family to accept a new pet. There […]