Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope

Pet Safekeeping Stories

Bert’s Story

Bert the fish belonged to a little boy. When the Pet Safekeeping Coordinator responded to a family violence call and loaded up his family’s dogs, he stared at Bert swimming around in a fish bowl. The Pet Safekeeping Coordinator

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Cinnamon’s Story

Cinnamon was a cat who belonged to a woman we will call Tammy. Tammy was referred to the Pet Safekeeping Program by a social worker from Northern Alberta. Tammy lived several hours away from Edmonton in a rural location

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Max, Bailey, and Ginger’s Story

She refused to leave her home without Max, Bailey, and Ginger. Max and Bailey were elderly, large breed dogs who were very much bonded, while Ginger was a feisty cat. RCMP and Victim Services tried to remove Jennifer (not

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Bruno’s Story

When the Pet Safekeeping Coordinator drove to meet an admitted client, to complete the intake, the client and her cat Bruno greeted her. She was living outside of her apartment with Bruno and all her possessions. Everything she owned

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Mustang & Audi’s story

The subject line of the e-mail read “Please help” and the body of the email included a photo of two dogs sleeping on a bed with the words “we are at a hotel, he wants to kill us all”.

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Lollipop’s Story

Lollipop the cat and her owner, who we’ll call Stephanie, found themselves living in a turbulent home filled with broken furniture, death threats, and many strangulation attempts. In addition to the routine physical abuse Stephanie experienced, she was forbidden

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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

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Visual Stories

Past clients share their courageous stories to help others who may need to use our programs and services. Watch their stories here.