Through partnership and innovation, The Edmonton Humane Society (a registered charity) is committed to helping homeless and abused companion animals, enlightening people, and enriching lives.
Click here to check out the video, produced by a trio of fantastic volunteers, showcasing the wonderful features of The Edmonton Humane Society’s Chappelle Centre for Animal Care.
Our 47,000 square foot building on 136 Ave. and 163 St. houses an average daily population of 600 to 700 animals, including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and more!
The Edmonton Humane Society leads the community in elevating peoples’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to enhance the quality of life for companion animals.
- Respect and fairness for animals through compassion, dignity, and humane treatment.
- Put an end to suffering of companion animals.
- Honesty, trust, commitment, integrity, and professionalism are exhibited by our staff, management, volunteers, and the Board, in every situation.
- Prudence and diligence through dedication, professional leadership, rational decision-making, and fiscal responsibility.
- Partnerships and teamwork through cooperation and collaboration.
The Edmonton Humane Society (formerly Edmonton SPCA) was first organized in 1907 by its founder, Rosetta Graydon, Edmonton’s first humane educator. The EHS was then incorporated as a non-profit animal welfare society in 1910, and issued its Charter in 1912. During about a hundred years of operation, the non-profit organization has dedicated efforts to sheltering and speaking for homeless and abused companion animals.
- The EHS is also not affiliated with the City of Edmonton’s Animal Control Services (City Pound). We do however, have an agreement with that City department to take in adoptable strays that are turned over to that group, and then we find them homes.
- The EHS does not take in stray animals found in the City of Edmonton (the City Pound does).
- The EHS takes in strays only found in surrounding communities.
Our Animal Protection Department works independently to investigate possible cases of animal abuse, and can lay criminal charges under the Alberta Animal Protection Act. People can also be charged under sections 444 to 447 of the Criminal Code of Canada.