News Summary

New Shelter Manager

We are so pleased to announce that we have selected Nicole Anhorn to be the new Shelter Manager. 

Nicole has been working in the front office at the MHSPCA for the past 6 months. She brings with her a Diploma in Business Administration, and 8 years of experience working in veterinary clinics and managing kennel staff.

Please join us in congratulating her on her new position! Nicole can be reached at contact@medhatspca.ca or 403-526-7722.

Shelter Manager Retires

Long time Shelter Manager, Audrey Becker, has retired after over 30 years service with the Medicine Hat SPCA, 15 of those years as the Manager of the SPCA Adopt-a-Pet Facility. Audrey's contribution to the organization has been significant, and her knowledge & experience are irreplaceable. We wish her a very happy retirement with her husband Cal, and their many, many animals!   

Katch n' Kennel Raises over $18,000!

A HUGE "thank you" to all of our participants in this years' Katch n' Kennel fundraiser! We had 17 'Jailbirds' and they raised over $18,000 for the Medicine Hat SPCA. This money will be going towards the care of the animals at the shelter, for things like veterinary bills and general shelter operating costs. We don't receive any government funding for general shelter operations, so we are so grateful to our community for their support!

Be Aware …..Spring Brings Dangers to Your Pets!

1. Meet-and-Greets

Spring is in the air and your pets are outside more, meeting their neighbors all over again! Cat fight abscesses begin to appear, as your cat and the neighbor’s cat, fight for their territory or go searching for some love! Dog walks and dog park encounters can escalate to guerilla warfare! Be sure to supervise your dog at all times.

2. Spring Food Festivals

Thank you Pet Valu!

We are so grateful to have Pet Valu Medicine Hat as our sponsor this year for our 3rd Annual Katch n' Kennel event! This is one of our biggest fundraisers, and we couldn't do it without them. We will be at the Sunshine Home & Garden show from March 3-5 along with our special guests, both 2 and 4 legged, so please stop by and visit us!

Make a Difference Now!

Sign up as a MHSPCA monthly donor today and help create a stable source of funding for our work so we can put our energy where it belongs: into protecting and re-homing animals like Momma Mercedes and her 7 pups, and addressing animal overpopulation issues.

Each pup needs to be vaccinated, dewormed and spayed/neutered while in care and puppies sure do eat a lot of food! Just $20/month becomes $240/year - which truly makes a difference!

Foster Homes Needed

Have you ever considered opening up your home temporarily to an animal in need? We are currently looking for foster homes, especially for cats! We provide all supplies and medical care. Fostering is an incredibly rewarding way to volunteer for the SPCA. Click here to download the application form now!

CanFel Foundation Spay/Neuter Grant

We are so pleased to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of a Grant from the CanFel Foundation. 

Pet overpopulation is a huge problem all over the world. Medicine Hat and area is no exception, especially when it comes to cats. The Low-Cost Spay Neuter Program was put into place for those individuals wanting to help their animals but who cannot afford to spay or neuter them. If a person is on any kind of financial assistance they may apply for this program and may receive the discounted spay/neuter fees.

Donations Needed!

We currently have 20 dogs in care at the shelter, 15 of which are puppies. We also have 90 cats, of which 40 are kittens, and 23 small animals. We have a huge need for the following donations:

- Royal Canin Dry and Wet Puppy Food (for consistency in diet so there are less tummy troubles)

- Royal Canin Dry and Wet Gastrointestinal Food or I/D (can be purchased at any vet clinic)

- Kitten wet food - URGENT

- Chicken pate cat food (for consistency in diet so there are less tummy troubles) - URGENT

- Bones for the dogs (non edible, like Nylabone)

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