It is getting cold outside and many of our warm-hearted clients and friends are inviting animals into their homes. That dog or cat may actually be lost, not homeless. Before keeping the animal and calling us:
If you have found an animal in Edmonton, please take it to Animal Care and Control as it may belong to someone else.
If you have found an animal outside of Edmonton, please take it to the Edmonton Humane Society as it may belong to someone else.
There is so much information on the Internet. Lots of it is great and important information. Lots of it is so very incorrect. We have begun developing small courses (15 minutes each) on different aspects of animal care.
The great students in the Companion and Performance Animal Health Sciences program at the University of Alberta are helping us develop science-based content. We originally wanted to have in person classes at our wonderful clinic but the pandemic has limited that. So, we are going online!
Check our the very first (and not completely perfect yet) course on cat nutrition through the link here: http://www.ahas.ca/animal-care-resources/cat-care/
We need feedback! So please email us questions, technical issues, whatever at AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@gmail.com. Please put AHAS Animal Care University in the subject line. Enjoy!
Wow, it has been much too long without a post! Here is an update:
We are busy almost every single day of the week! To protect your health and that of our wonderful volunteer professionals, we have been advised to suspend house calls, except in extreme circumstances. So we are seeing patients in our lovely clinic by appointment. Ultimately, almost everyone has managed to find a ride to the clinic and we are grateful for your efforts on behalf of your pet.
We are slowly starting up spays and neuters, dentals, and wellness appointments. For the last three and a half months, we have only seen mostly medical cases so we have a LOT of catching up to do! Please continue to be patient.
Clients are still not allowed in the building, except for certain reasons. But we talk outside and on the phone and are providing outstanding care for your pet.
Please call us at 587-338-8668 and leave a detailed message and Jackie will get back to you. Thank you so very much to Pat Lloyd who gave us a wonderful phone. Ours was dying very sadly and Pat was so kind to give us his gently used phone.
You may also email us at AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@gmail.com. You may message us. If you are new to us, please check to see if you qualify for our services and complete the form here.
For your protection (and ours), we have masks for you. If you are running low, we have pet food/supplies. If you are hungry or need a break from cooking, we also have food for you. Please stay safe and healthy for your pet!
To keep everyone safe, we are severely limiting home visits to where we can see an animal outside. We are sad because we learn so much in the home and really enjoy visiting with our wonderful clients.
Fortunately, we have our wonderful building where we are seeing patients by appointment. At this time, our wonderful volunteer veterinarians and nurses are seeing patients with urgent issues but we have started doing some spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats for medical and behavioural reasons as well. We are also holding puppy and kitten exams.
We will see just your pet in the clinic using personal protective equipment.
Please call us at 587-338-8668 and leave a detailed message. If you just say, “Call me,” your message will not be responded to for many, many days as we are prioritizing responding with so many calls. You can also email us at AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@ gmail or complete the form here.
Thanks so much for your patience! Stay safe! And we have face masks for anyone who needs one!
Thank you, City of Edmonton Animal Care and Control, for helping us jump-start the second annual Fix-a-Feline Campaign!
Edmonton and area vet clinics are offering lower cost spays/neuters of cats the end of March. Included is a miscrochip! This microchip goes a long way toward getting a wandering cat back home!
Days 1 and 2 of 7 are done and we have fixed 37 cats! Weee! Some were pregnant. These little siblings were getting busy in the kennels waiting for their spay and neuter! What better way to demonstrate the importance of this campaign!
Petsmart not only is a TERRIFIC, high quality pet store but it runs an incredible charities program. Petsmart Charities Canada has supported AHAS throughout our 4 years and we just recently received a new grant: It Takes a Community: Supporting the Pets of Disadvantaged People in Edmonton.
This grant will help us with our spay and neuter program. We are so excited! And our veterinary industry partners are also helping out! We are all concerned about animal overpopulation so we are excited to partner with Petsmart Charities Canada to help control animal overpopulation in 2020!