About Us

What We Do

What Is One Family Welfare?

Most individuals who own companion animals are unable to focus on their own safety and security until they know that their companion animal will be safe.

By helping pet owners navigate crisis situations, the Alberta SPCA’s One Family Welfare department will be able to fill the service gap between the intersection of human social services and animal welfare in Alberta. Thus ensuring Alberta SPCA’s mission to protect, promote, and enhance the well-being of animals in Alberta.

How Can One Family Welfare Help?

The One Family Welfare department provides various services to pet owners in crisis, including but not limited to:

  • Pet Safekeeping Program
  • Crisis Care Program
  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Resources and Referrals
  • Animal Protection Service Collaboration
  • Community Outreach Education
  • Confidential Support

Learn more about how it's all done:

A personal account by Patricia, the Alberta SPCA Pet Safekeeping Coordinator (2018).

A personal account by Julia, the Alberta SPCA Pet Safekeeping Coordinator (2019).