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With shelters having a limited ability to take in animals during the pandemic, Alberta SPCA has launched a program to help rural owners who are having trouble feeding their animals.

SPCA helping Alberta’s rural residents feed their animals

‘Help for Animals’ is aimed at providing food for horses, livestock and pets so owners can keep them on their property

Alberta’s SPCA has launched a campaign to help animal owners who may be running low on feed because of the pandemic. “The program is designed to help people keep their animals on their property,” said Dan Kobe, communications manager for the Alberta Society for Protection of Cruelty to Animals. “We don’t expect we’ll hear from […] Read more

Passionate about livestock? AFAC needs you

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is seeking volunteers to help with the ALERT line. Volunteers need to be passionate about livestock welfare and knowledgeable about current practices of care. AFAC is especially in need of volunteers with knowledge of any livestock species in northern Alberta and in remote locations, but welcomes volunteers from anywhere in […] Read more


Krista Critch was one of many volunteers who helped to save horses and pets from the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Horses and pets not forgotten in Fort McMurray rescue effort

There was an overwhelming effort to rescue and care for horses and pets in the wake of the devastating fire

The outpouring of support for people displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire was overwhelming — and so was the effort to rescue and care for horses from the area. Krista Critch was one of many volunteers who dropped everything to help save horses and pets at the height of the crisis. She had driven up […] Read more