Calgary pet shelters at capacity and seeking help from Calgarians

CTV News Calgary: Pet shelters overflowing after June influx

Animal welfare organizations in Calgary are in crisis and are looking to Calgarians for added support by considering animal adoption and by taking a number of actions to help ease the pressure on the animal care system. Over the last few weeks the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) has responded to large-scale animal seizures resulting in their shelter being over-capacity, with a waitlist and backlog for surrender requests. Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is currently responding to a distemper outbreak in dogs in their shelter, and is experiencing capacity level for cats they can care for. The City of Calgary’s Animal Services is overwhelmed with the number of stray animals being dropped off and calls for response to strays continue. Due to these multiple compounding factors, pet shelters, humane societies and rescue shelters in Calgary and the surrounding area are full.

The City of Calgary and partnering organizations are looking to Calgarians to help animals in the city during this system capacity crisis, by outlining actions to take. Read more…

June 15, 2022