GHP June 2017

GHP / June 2017 23 Company: Alberta SPCA Name: Roland Lines Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 17904 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5S 2W3, Canada Telephone: at +1 780 447 3600 At the Forefront of Animal Welfare Advances g were often in situations where they couldn’t retrieve their animals right away. The warehouse space wasn’t appropriate for the long-term housing of animals, so Alberta SPCA closed it down and moved the remaining animals to local animal shelters around Alberta. When the reunion process ended on June 30th, only 38 animals (3% of the total intake) remained unclaimed. “It took a lot of people to make the animal evacuee reunion operation a success,” said Lines. “Our animal welfare partners tapped into their networks of volunteers to meet the need.” In all, 443 volunteers helped at the reunion centre, with 52 of them coming from Edmonton Humane Society. Other volunteers and assistance were provided by the Calgary Humane Society, Red Deer and District SPCA, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society, Humane Animal Rescue Team, CaliCan Rescue Foundation, Hope Lives Here Animal Rescue Society, Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary, Barrhead Animal Rescue Society and many other individual volunteers.