The Central Alberta Humane Society is seeking donations after experiencing rising operational and resource expenses.   

The humane society relies on revenue from adoptions, donations, fundraisers, and sponsorships, for companion animal rehabilitation and rehoming in the Central Alberta region.   

“We are very thankful to the City of Red Deer and its council for passing our loan deferral request for 2024,” said Eve Sira, Central Alberta Humane Society Executive Director. “It gives us some relief, but with the rising costs of medications, utilities, food, and supplies, we continue to struggle to make ends meet as the need for our services continues to escalate.”  

She explained that the humane society is always at capacity for dogs and cats, and the intake wait list grows daily, as more and more Central Albertans are unable to care for their pets.  

“There is no dedicated government funding and few grant opportunities or support for animal welfare organizations, regardless of the educational, physical, and mental health support that companion animals give people and families,” Sira said. “Our reserves are depleted, and we have cut business hours to save money. These tough decisions not only affect our dedicated team but decrease public opportunities to meet the animals in our shelter. Providing care and new homes for these fur kids is the reason we are all here.”  

Click here for more information on the programs and services the humane society offers.