Edmonton Humane Society encouraging pet adoptions with reduced fees until Sunday, June 5

Edmonton, AB (May 31, 2022) – Those who have been thinking of adding a new furry or feathered family member may wish to do so this week. For the first time since January 2020, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is reducing the adoption fees for all their animals during the ‘Adorable Adopt-a-thon’ until this Sunday, June 5.

“We currently have over 60 animals – including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs – in search of new, loving families, and approximately 200 in our care,” said Liza Sunley, CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society. “Our hope is that the reduced fees will nudge people who have been thinking of getting a new pet to come meet these adorable adoptable animals.”

The animal shelter recently re-opened their doors to walk-in visitors after operating by appointment since the onset of the pandemic. Potential adopters can now view animals and initiate the adoption process either in-person or online. After submitting an adoption request, a consultation and meet-and-greet is set up to review the animal’s behaviour and medical history, and lifestyle needs, ensuring the adoption is a match for both the people and pet.

“The companionship and unconditional love of a pet – no matter their shape or size – can have an immeasurable positive impact on our lives,” added Sunley. “When you adopt, you get to experience the great joy of having a pet, while helping a homeless animal in need. Plus, it frees up a space in our shelter so we can take in the next animal who needs our help, which is especially important during the summer months when the intake is higher.”

As the weather warms up, EHS sees more stray and young animals coming into care, particularly litters of kittens. The animal shelter also hosted a trap-neuter-return (TNR) clinic this past weekend, bringing in 23 new kittens who will be needing homes. An additional 60 adult feral cats were spayed and neutered during the clinic and released back to their colonies, an initiative EHS undertook in partnership with the Canadian Animal Task Force.

Animals are checked by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to adoption, and cats and dogs also come with a free trial of pet insurance. More information on how to adopt can be found at

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 area for over 110 years. For more information, visit