Edmonton Humane Society gets national award

The Edmonton Humane Society has been given a prestigious national award for its “leading edge” initiatives in pet adoptions and in improving wellness in the animals at its shelter.

The award was announced in Lake Louise recently during the annual meeting of the Summit for Urban Animal Strategies, a national organization dedicated to promoting strategies that build healthy communities for pets and people. Its annual awards recognize all four sectors of the companion animal industry; animal control and legislative enforcement, animal welfare, animal health and wellness, and animal services.

The EHS was nominated as a result of a significant annual increase in animal adoptions; from 4,921 in 2007 to 6,413 in 2009. It was recognized for its “value-added” services with each pet adoption. All adopted cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, licensed and given six weeks of medical pet insurance as part of the adoption package. Rabbits, ferrets and some guinea pigs are also spayed or neutered.

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