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Collaboration

Information for Animal Care Professionals

Why is collaboration between animal care professionals and human service professionals important?

Pet owners are unable to focus on their own needs when the needs of their animals are not being met. By allowing clients’ safety and care for their pets, the clients are then able to focus on their needs and work to achieve better outcomes. One Family Welfare has addressed the gap between human services and animal services ensuring that all aspects of a family are able to receive help.

How can interested animal care professionals start collaboration with One Family Welfare?

Any animal care professional that wishes to become a part of One Family Welfare can do so by contacting our Director of One Family Welfare through e-mail.

What is required to become a One Family Welfare partner?

Becoming A Veterinary Partner

Be part of a revolutionary approach to animal well being by supporting One Family Welfare.

When humans are in crisis so are their animals because animal welfare and human welfare are deeply connected. One Family Welfare fills the gap between human and animal welfare ensuring that all aspects of a family are able to receive help in times of crisis.

Supporting One Family Welfare will benefit society and your business. The more support we receive the more families and pets we will be able to help. Through our programs and services, we want to promote the mission that pets are an important part of a family that need protection in times of crisis.

The majority of the animals we bring into care have not received adequate veterinary care for months, and often times – even years. Sadly, when families are in crisis the pet’s medical needs are often the first thing to be overlooked. Providing appropriate veterinary care to animals that we help is paramount to our programs and services. Every pet that enters our care receives a basic health check, required vaccines and pest treatment, a spay or neuter (if required), as well as any further non-elective care required for the overall health and well being of that animal.

With our program constantly expanding, we need more veterinary partners to ensure we can continue to help families and provide the utmost level of care for pets.

The majority of the families we work with require our assistance in an emergency capacity, with short notice. As a result, we require veterinary clinics that are able to take patients in on short notice to receive basic care, or who could board pets until they receive basic care. Pets typically stay in the program for a 3-week period, although stays can be extended, we often aim to have all medical procedures required to be completed in that time frame for family reunification.

The pets we serve often come from dangerous and/or crisis situations; due to this, we keep all owner and pet information confidential, as well as the use of the veterinary clinic. Pets are provided with ID numbers instead of names and we do not publicly acknowledge veterinary clinics we use for our programs.

By collaborating with the One Family Welfare department of the Alberta SPCA, you can know you are being a part of a ground breaking holistic approach to human and animal welfare. We serve some of the most vulnerable sectors of our communities, and directly influence the health and well being of the pets from those communities.

To learn more details about becoming a veterinary clinic partner, please e-mail our Director of One Family Welfar​e.

Becoming A Boarding Partner

Be part of a revolutionary approach to animal wellbeing by supporting One Family Welfare.

When humans are in crisis so are their animals because animal welfare and human welfare are deeply connected. One Family Welfare fills the gap between human and animal welfare ensuring that all aspects of a family are able to receive help in times of crisis.

Supporting One Family Welfare will benefit society and your business. The more support we receive the more families and pets we will be able to help. Through our programs and services, we want to promote the mission that pets are an important part of a family that need protection in times of crisis.

We are always seeking new animal care providers to collaborate with One Family Welfare to better assist individuals in need and their pets. We want to ensure that each pet we take into our programs has its individual needs met and receives adequate mental and physical stimulation.

With our program constantly expanding, we need more boarding facility partners to ensure we can continue to help families and provide the utmost level of care for pets.

The majority of the families we work with require our assistance in an emergency capacity, with short notice. We require boarding facility partners that are able to take in pets with little notice.

The pets we help often come from difficult situations. As a result, we require boarding facilities who are able to adapt their care to the specific needs of pets who may have behavioral issues due to the situation they have lived in.

The pets we serve often come from dangerous and/or crisis situations; due to this, we keep all owner and pet information confidential, as well as the use of the boarding facility. Pets are provided with ID numbers instead of names and we do not publically acknowledge boarding facilities we use for our programs. We require boarding facilities to keep involvement with One Family Welfare confidential in order to ensure the safety of the animals we are helping.

By collaborating with the One Family Welfare department of the Alberta SPCA, you can know you are being a part of a ground breaking holistic approach to human and animal welfare. We serve some of the most vulnerable sectors of our communities, and directly influence the health and well being of the pets from those communities.

To learn more details about becoming a boarding facility partner, please e-mail our Director of One Family Welfar​e.

Becoming A Rescue Organization Partner

Be part of a revolutionary approach to animal wellbeing by supporting One Family Welfare.

When humans are in crisis so are their animals because animal welfare and human welfare are deeply connected. One Family Welfare fills the gap between human and animal welfare ensuring that all aspects of a family are able to receive help in times of crisis.

Through our programs and services, we want to promote the mission that pets are an important part of a family that need protection in times of crisis.

We are always seeking new animal care providers to collaborate with One Family Welfare to better assist individuals in need and their pets.

Unfortunately, not all pets we assist through One Family Welfare return to their families. There are a multitude of reasons for this including economic challenges, safety issues requiring relocation, mental health concerns, etc. Sometimes the best thing a pet owner can do is surrender their animal to us. We require animal rescue organizations to collaborate with us so that we can find suitable transfer placement for the animals surrendered or abandoned in our care.

Every pet that enters our care receives a basic health check, required vaccines and pest treatment, a spay or neuter (if required), as well as any further non-elective care required for the overall health and wellbeing of that animal. We have a concise view of the pet’s medical situation when they are ready to be transferred to an animal rescue organization partner. 

The pets we help often come from dangerous situations; we ask that any involvement with One Family Welfare be kept confidential to ensure the safety of the pets and people we serve.

By collaborating with the One Family Welfare department of the Alberta SPCA, you can know you are being a part of a ground breaking holistic approach to human and animal welfare. We serve some of the most vulnerable sectors of our communities, and directly influence the health and well being of the pets from those communities.

To learn more details about becoming an animal rescue organization transfer partner, please e-mail our Director of One Family Welfar​e.