About The Fort McMurray SPCA

The Fort McMurray Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FMSPCA) is a non-profit society within the Societies Act of Alberta and a Registered Charity. Created in 1978, the Society works to educate, advocate, and promote respect, compassion and humane treatment towards all animals. The FMSPCA (the “Society”) serves to strengthen the understanding of relevance and need for the humane treatment of animals; an integral part of enhancing the overall well-being of all members of our community.


The Fort McMurray SPCA

Our Mission

Making a difference – Saving Lives

Our Vision

Every animal is valued through dignity and respect in all communities within our region.

Our Five Freedoms

The Five Freedoms state that an animal’s primary welfare needs can be met by safeguarding the following five freedoms.


Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water.


Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment, including shelter and a comfortable resting area.


Freedom from pain, injury, or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.


Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animals’ own kind.


Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

3 month old puppy was rescued and provided medical intervention for broken bones and a fractured pelvis. Bravery was cared for and rehabilitated by the FMSPCA for months before she was adopted.

"I wish to express my profound gratitude to all of our generous donors and sponsors, our dedicated staff, and our incredible volunteers for their support"

- Katie Walker | Board chair

Our Values

  • We believe we all share in the responsibility to take a stand and be the voice for animals – a vulnerable segment of our society.
  • We believe every animal’s right to quality of life informs our no-kill philosophy and practice.
  • We believe in fostering meaningful relationships that are built on honesty, trust and transparency with our partners, supporters and the community at large.
  • We believe that as a safe haven providing medical intervention, emotional stimulation and love – we give animals the best chance of finding a forever home.
  • We believe that providing a safe haven gives animals the best chance of finding their forever home.
  • We believe in building and fostering healthy relationships both with people and animals regardless of their needs and using our platform as a leader to advocate for the community.
  • We see ourselves as partners with all communities within our region, as well as like-minded organizations, in keeping all animals safe.
  • We believe in order to create a region that honours these basic rights and expectations that appropriate supportive local, provincial and federal legislation is necessary.
  • We believe that the dignified and respectful treatment of all animals is a community responsibility.
Natalia Kemeny


Katie Walker

Vice Chair

George Rowe


Will Collins


Krista Watson


Kassandra MacCarthy


Nicola Cooper


Jolene Wilson


Alisha McDonald


Krista Watson


Orla Healy


Vacant Position