Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Medicine Hat SPCA receive government funding?
No. We currently receive no ongoing sources of funding from any level of government. We rely on donations, grants, and the support of the community to continue our work.
Hours of Operation Mon. Tues. Wed. & Fri. 9:00am to 5:oopm. Thurs. 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Sat. & Sun. 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.
Does the Medicine Hat SPCA operate independently of other humane organizations?
Yes. We operate independently of all other humane organizations. The Canadian SPCA is a Quebec humane society that holds fundraising campaigns across the country, sometimes using local post office boxes on their donation request forms. The donations are then forwarded to Quebec, and are used to help the animals in that province.
Why does the Medicine Hat SPCA charge an Owner Surrender Fee when someone needs to give up his/her pet?
Owner surrender fees cover a small portion of what it costs us to care for each animal that stays at our facility. The costs to care for animals add up very quickly with such items as:
- Health Assessment
- Promoting animals to find them a home
- Maintenance of computer records of each animal
- Care of the building that provides shelter
- Spaying and Neutering