FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 those in need through direct pick-up at EHS, and though our ongoing partnerships such as Alberta SPCA and others as the need arises. While we don’t require any additional donations at this time, we will continue to use the donated items to support those impacted for as long as the need is there.
UPDATE May 8, 2023
Current list of high need items include:
- Plastic crates (all sizes)
- XL wire crates
- Dog and cat collars, harnesses and leashes
- Large blankets and towels
- Large dog toys
- Cat litter and litter boxes
- Dry dog and cat food
- Timothy hay and food for small animals
New items and unopened food are preferred.
Donation bins are located outside our admitting doors.
Monetary donations can be made at https://www.edmontonhumanesociety.com/how-to-help/donate/donate-now/
Donations will be used for wildfire relief, with excess supporting urgent needs of animals in our community throughout the year.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
UPDATE May 6, 2023
1. Information is for all evacuees currently relocated to the City of Edmonton.
2. To add link to The City of Edmonton’s evolving wildfire response.
EDMONTON, AB (May 5, 2023) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is working with Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre to assist evacuees impacted by the wildfires.
EHS will provide regular updates about our role in supporting individuals and their companion animals, as well as animals displaced by the crisis.
For information from The City of Edmonton on the evolving wildfire response please visit: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/emergency_preparedness/alberta-wildfires?utm_source=virtualaddress&utm_campaign=WildF
EHS’ shelter will be providing needed supplies for pet guardians who are evacuating to Edmonton. Animal care supplies can be dropped off at the Edmonton Humane Society. High-need items include pet food, bedding supplies, cat litter and carriers. Monetary donations can be made on the EHS website at edmontonhumanesociety.com/how-to-help/donate/donate-now
Individuals and organizations requiring assistance can contact EHS at the following phone numbers for more information:
Individuals wishing to provide volunteer support for animals affected by the wildfires can contact EHS’ foster program at edmontonhumanesociety.com/how-to-help/volunteer/foster-care-program
Inquiries regarding general volunteer opportunities can be directed to [email protected]