The transfer is the next step towards new homes for
the 72 dogs and puppies seized.

EDMONTON, AB (August 9, 2019) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has started accepting dogs and puppies who were a part of the large seizure conducted by the City of Edmonton’s Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC) last week. The transfer is the next step for the dogs on their way to eventually be re-homed.  puppy-examined-by-ehs-medical-staff

“We are thankful to our partners at Animal Care & Control Centre for bringing these dogs to safety and are glad that we can be a part of their journey to their new lives” said Catherine Stevenson, Director of Operations at the Edmonton Humane Society. “The dogs will first undergo exams by our medical team and we will determine the next steps from there. Most of them will be placed in foster homes until they are ready for their spay and neuter surgeries.”

The 72 dogs and puppies were seized from a rural property in northeast Edmonton by Animal Care & Control Officers and Edmonton Police Service, after they received a complaint on July 26. Gloria Sears has been charged under both the Animal Protection Act and Criminal Code of Canada in connection with the case and is expected to appear in court on August 12.

“Our team is working diligently to ensure these dogs can be adopted as soon as possible for their optimal health and welfare,” added Stevenson. “As there is a large number of dogs who will require surgery, and many that are currently too young to be separated from their mothers, we cannot provide a timeline for when they will be available.”a-puppy-is-held-by-ehs-medical-staff

Interested adopters are encouraged to check for when the dogs are available. In the meantime, the charity is asking for donations to support the medical care and spay and neuter surgeries that the dogs will require. Additional foster homes may also be needed to provide temporary care for the dogs. Those who wish to make a donation can do so online here, and information on how to become a foster volunteer can be found here.


About the Edmonton Humane Society
As a leader in the advancement of animal welfare, the Edmonton Humane Society enriches the lives of people and companion animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement. The charity has been serving animals in Edmonton and surrounding areas for over 110 years. For more information, visit

About the City of Edmonton’s Animal Care & Control Centre
The City of Edmonton’s Animal Care & Control Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that houses and cares for more than 6,000 lost pets found in the City each year. Our program staff, animal control officers and veterinary team work together to: promote and enforce responsible pet ownership; return lost pets to their owners; and ensure pets are a positive addition to the community. For more information, visit

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