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Central Alberta Humane Society

About Us

The Power of a Community

Our Vision & Values

A compassionate engaged community that respects and supports animals’ rights to the five essential freedoms:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom from distress
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.

Central Alberta Humane Society provides an innovative and progressive work environment that values:

  • Respect
  • Education
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Communication

Our Mission

“We are committed to helping animals and the community, and inspiring change through education.”
Central Alberta Humane Society -Building

The Central Alberta Humane Society acknowledges Treaty 6 and 7 and the Métis traditional land. We recognize and honour the cultural heritage and ongoing contributions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community that respects their enduring relationship with the land, water and all living beings.

Helping Animals of Central Alberta

About Central Alberta Humane Society (CA Humane)

The Central Alberta Humane Society opened its doors in 1976 as the Parkland Humane SPCA.  In 2000 we changed our name to the Red Deer & District SPCA, and in 2017 we amended our name to the Central Alberta Humane Society.  We are the same society, facility and the same small, local independent charity.

At CA Humane, our mission is “We are committed to helping animals and the community, and inspiring change through education.” Together with a dedicated staff, a volunteer force of over 400, and a generous community of advocates and donors we are making a big difference in the lives of so many desperate, lost or forgotten animals each year.

We value the lives of all animals in care and will do all we can to rescue, provide medical care and rehabilitation wherever possible. As a max adopt facility, we do not euthanize for space but instead operate a managed admission system. What this means is we do have intake wait-lists for surrenders, as animals in crisis receive priority.

We focus on animals in need within Central Alberta, and do not intake past capacity.  Animals live with us until they find new homes. The more adoptions through our shelter, the more local animals we can intake and help.

Humane Education

Humane education will teach children to be compassionate and respectful to all people, animals and the environment. Learn about the responsibilities & benefits that come with pet ownership. 

Position Statements

The statements contained within reflect the official position of the Central Alberta Humane Society on animal related issues.

Links & Resources

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Charitable Registration Number:

#12986 7826 RR0001