People still have time to register for Central Alberta Cupcake Week to raise money for Central Alberta Humane Society. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Humane society needs help caring for animals during COVID-19 pandemic

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus are everywhere in the community, and the Central Alberta Humane Society says it has been hit just as hard as most.

They have closed their doors to the public for all non-essential services and increased cleaning protocols as a result of the health risk.

Despite the closure to the public, they are still offering pet adoptions and emergency intakes. At this point, they say pet adoptions are by appointment only.

The society currently has close to 150 animals in its care, and as the threat develops, it expects that number to increase.

With the organization missing out on donations because of cancelled fundraisers and programs, it is reaching out to the community for contributions.

This will help offset the cost of caring for animals in the shelter, animals in emergency boarding due to illness or hospitalization, and animals abandoned or surrendered due to the economic or health impact of COVID-19.

Donations can be made at, by calling 403-342-7722, or emailing


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