Calgary Humane Society added as pet adoption partner for The City of Calgary

Today, The City of Calgary announced partner organization, Calgary Humane Society, will begin supporting pet adoption services. The partnership will increase animal welfare in Calgary, helping more animals find their forever homes faster.

The City of Calgary’s Animal Services will continue to provide pre-adoption medical and dental care, vaccinations (including rabies), and spaying/neutering animals before they are transferred to Calgary Humane Society for adoption.

Injured, sick, feral or stray animals brought to Animal Services are cared for by the animal care and clinic team, including the veterinarians at The City. Once adoptability is determined, and the animals have recovered from their surgery and medical care, they will be transferred to Calgary Humane Society programs for adoption into new homes.

 “Our goal is to reduce the time that adoptable pets spend in a shelter for the overall welfare of the animals,” said Tara Lowes, Leader of Animal Care and Pet Licensing for The City of Calgary. "Working with partners allows us to focus on getting the animals healthy and ready to be adopted – while letting our partners focus on adoption, which they do so well.”

 “Calgary Humane Society recently completed an overhaul of our 44,000-square-foot facility to improve the overall environment for animals during their temporary stay before adoption, said Carrie Fritz, Executive Director of Calgary Humane Society. “The goal is to improve the environment for our animals. Studies have proven that when animals are provided with a more natural environment that offers them choice and provides the five freedoms of animal welfare, they are better able to manage the stress of a transition into a shelter setting. Our teams will ensure all adoptable animals receive the proper care and promotional efforts they need to find their next forever home.”

The City of Calgary will continue working with other partnering rescue agencies, including the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) and MEOW Foundation.

These partnerships benefit The City, adoption partners and the animals themselves: working together reduces the pressure on all agencies and ensures that animals are adopted faster.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet is encouraged to check out the adoptable animals on, and