Safety For Animals
& People In Crisis

About Us


The Alberta SPCA’s One Family Welfare Department is a leader in providing temporary care for pets whose owners are facing a crisis situation.  We are proud to help improve the lives for thousands of animals every year, and to share important information about our Pet Safekeeping and Crisis Care programs.

In The News

Real Talk Podcast

Nov 1, 2021

Pet Safekeeping Coordinator Julia Evasiuk talks about our Pet Safekeeping and Crisis Care Programs as a kickoff to Family Violence Awareness Month.

Interview begins at 1:07:45


One Family Welfare News

Wilbur’s Story

Two years ago in the middle of a snowstorm the Alberta SPCA’s Pet Safekeeping Program received a call from a local elder abuse prevention service. They were calling on behalf of a 71-year-old woman that had been assaulted by her common law partner. Sadly, many survivors stay in abusive homes for fear of subjecting their

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