Welfare & Care

The mission of the Alberta SPCA is to protect, promote and enhance the well-being of animals in Alberta. In carrying out this mission, we believe it’s essential to share valuable information on matters of animal handling and care with as many members of the public as possible, from owners and caregivers to children and teens.

Alberta SPCA peace officers take every opportunity to work with willing animal owners to improve the health and well-being of animals in their care. In many instances, our peace officers’ ability to educate owners about acceptable, appropriate animal care practices has resulted in improvements for the livestock and companion animals involved.

This section of our website provides helpful care and handling information related to specific animal species, along with current animal welfare issues and other resources aimed at advancing animal welfare and appropriate care of domestic animals in our province.