Our Programs

9 Lives Program

On March 4th, 14 year old DSH feline Cleo moved into the continuing care centre and has become the first furry roommate to provide companionship to the centre’s 4th floor resident seniors.

We know it breaks hearts when we announce that we have senior animals available and seeking a new home. For many pet owners, they cannot imagine giving up their furry family members or surrendering them to an animal shelter. At the FMSPCA, we are proud to be a local agency that can accept and care for senior pets who are being separated from the families they have known.

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Animal Safe Haven Program (ASH)

THE ANIMAL SAFE HAVEN PROGRAM has been created to provide temporary homes to animals that are part of families fleeing abusive and violent situations or for those who for medical reasons are unable to provide care while hospitalized. It is not easy to leave an abusive or violent relationship and it can be more difficult when there is fear for the family pet. We can provide them with a shelter from the storm.

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Animal Safety and Awareness Program (ASAP)

Animal safety and Awareness Program (ASAP) is based on the humane education approach to teaching that inspires kindness to both animals and people. Instilling the desire and capacity to put our values into action in meaningful ways with far reaching effects is essential to building safe and caring communities.

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Book Buddies Program

Reading to shelter pets children’s program. Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to the shelter to read to the pets in our adoption rooms. The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Pets find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.

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Cat Yoga Program

What do cats and yogis have in common? They both love to stretch! And now they can stretch together: Introducing Fort McMurray’s first Cat Yoga Class. This Hatha Yoga course is not only healthy and fun, it also helps to socialize and enrich the lives of the shelter cats, as well as, encourages adoption by showing off the cats awesome personalities by interacting with them.

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Northern Animal Management & Education program (NAME)

Many regional rural communities experience companion animal overpopulation resulting in safety concerns and unrest amongst local residents. The FMSPCA’s ground breaking Northern Animal Management and Education (NAME) program provides solution based services that addresses humane education, animal care supplies, medical treatment and intervention as well as assists communities in establishing humane animal best practices.

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Pet Food Bank

A key to our success in creating a safe and caring communities are joint initiatives which allow the FMSPCA, in partnership, to provide a wide variety of essential services with greater positive impact for the region as a whole. Such programs include The Pet Food Bank created in cooperation with the Wood Buffalo Food Bank whereby food bank clients are provided with pet food for their companion animals in order to assist families and individuals in caring for their pets and contributing as a preventative measure to companion animals becoming homeless.

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