Medicine Hat SPCA Upcoming EVENTS

June12th 2016 is the MHSPCA Dog Jog at Kin Coulee Park (Toboggan Hill)

 

            

“I LOVE MY CAT BECAUSE……” STORYWRITNG CONTEST

        JUNE IS ADOPT-A CAT MONTH AT THE MHSPCA ADOPT-A- PET FACILITYhttps://d.adroll.com/cm/n/out

Students, we want you to help us raise awareness of the importance of cat ownership. As cat owners we know that every single cat is unique in personality, behavior and appearance.

Did you know that if you looked at your cat’s nose under a magnifying glass, you’d see a pattern of bumps and ridges? Those patterns are unique to every cat; like human fingerprints, no two cats have identical nose-prints. Cats bring us much joy and are great companions for all age groups.

So….The Medicine Hat SPCA invites all students in Grades K-12 to participate in the “I LOVE MY CAT BECAUSE” STORYWRITING CONTEST. We want you to write and submit a short story or a poem about your cat. Only one entry per person, please.  Each story or poem is to be entitled, “I Love My Cat Because….”.

o   Categories – K to Grade 3, Grades 4 – 6, Grades 7 – 9, Grades 10 – 12.

o   1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded for each category

For nearly 21 years, the MHSPCA has been under contract to provide Pound Service for the City of Medicine hat; but as of December 31, 2015, this is about to end.  We have provided exemplary services for over 30,000 homeless, abandoned animals and have served out community very well in this regard.  However, who we are as a Humane Society has begun to change, because our building is plain worn out and we no longer have the space to carry out our vital SPCA programs.  We are overcrowded with pound animals and we no longer with to deal with the Pound issues.

Our mandate as a Humane Society is to educate the public on animal care and welfare, speak out against animal abuse, continue to work towards ending the animal overpopulation in our City and continue to provide a safe place and emergency care for homeless and injured animals.

For the past 5 years, the MHSPCA has been struggling due to the lack of shelter space to comfortably house all of the City's stray animals.  There was a hope of a new, larger building on the horizon, but the dream will not become reality, because of the tough economic times that we are now facing.  In our small city, there are just too many groups asking for money for various causes.