6 horse deaths at Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races renew calls for change

Six horses died competing in the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races this year, bringing the total to more than 70 in the event since 1986 and reigniting a debate about the safety and welfare of the animals involved. Stampede officials said…

Alberta dog facility employee warns others about dangers of collars after dog dies in his care

The death of a dog at an Alberta kennel is raising awareness about potential hazards related to pet collars. A beloved pooch died at CocoMutt Hut Pet Retreat in Medicine Hat, Alta., after its collar got caught in the jaw…

Pets play big role in many Canadians’ financial decision making

A revealing new study shows just how much pet owners value their furry friends. A report by Rover.com, the largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers, revealed that cats and dogs play a familial role in humans’ lives,…

Safety concerns spurred Edmonton Humane Society decision to stop enforcing Animal Protection Act: official

Earlier this week, the Edmonton Humane Society announced it would stop enforcing the Animal Protection Act, and on Thursday, the organization’s board chair revealed it was concerns about safety that prompted the organization’s decision. “Our animal protection employees are put…

Rural Alberta shelters experiencing increase in abandoned animals

Some rescue centres in rural Alberta have seen a rise in abandoned animals this year. Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation in High River has already accepted 30 per cent more animals than it did last year — and it’s…