Our mission is: To help as many animals as we can.
In today’s complex and changing world we know that, to help as many animals as we can, we must be more than a shelter. We must also be leaders in education and violence prevention, focused on creating a more compassionate tomorrow. Our emphasis on humane education and community outreach has been part of our Society’s work since 1922, with a special focus on young people. In addition, by collaborating with experts in inter-partner violence, senior care, and affordable housing, we are able to connect with marginalized communities to ensure that animals in the care of vulnerable populations are never left behind. Our support for these Calgarians and their companion animals is implemented through several of our people-focused programs which reduce barriers to animal care in the realms of urgent medical care, end-of-life measures, or temporary housing.
Calgary Humane Society has been providing essential community services since 1922, making us Calgary’s first and most experienced animal welfare organization. Today, in addition to being a multi-service animal shelter, Calgary Humane Society’s Protection and Investigations department is also a law enforcement agency appointed by the provincial government to enforce Alberta’s Animal Protection Act.