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This little guy recently came to us covered in scrapes from being attacked by a cat and with a badly ruptured anal gland. He is such a little trooper though! Despite being in what must be some pretty terrible pain, he is as sweet as pie. Luckily, he is now on the road to recovery with pain medication and antibiotics on board. He will also need to have some teeth extracted in the near future, and has to be neutered before he will be available for adoption. His bills are up over $2000 at this time.

Announcing our Pet First Aid Certification course!

We are very excited to announce that we now offer the Walks n' Wags Pet First Aid Certification course! This informative 10 hour Pet First Aid Course is a must for everyone who volunteers, works with, or owns dogs and/or cats. Participants earn a certificate through hands on practice with real animals, and 100% of the course fees goes back to the MHSPCA to help even more animals.

Click here to see more info and to register.

Join now and receive a free MHSPCA t-shirt!

You may be one of our followers on Facebook, or you read about us in the media, or perhaps you volunteer at the shelter and see the animals we care for on a daily basis - animals that are injured, homeless or unwanted.
 
Maybe you have adopted an animal from us in the past and have stayed connected to us to show your appreciation for the work we do, and for bringing that special pet into your life.
 

Bark in the Park

On Tuesday July 26 at 7pm, the Medicine Hat Mavericks and 102.1 CJCY are hosting their 2nd Annual 'Bark at the Park' night! Head down to the game at Athletic Park and bring your pup! Puppy tickets are $5 each, and 100% of the proceeds go back to the MHSPCA. We will also be showcasing adoptable dogs during some of the innings!

We need kitten food!

We are in urgent need of canned kitten food! With over 25 kittens in care, we can't keep up with the demand of their little tummies. Please consider donating today!

Other items we are in urgent need of are:

- Weight Management food for cats (Royal Canin if possible)

- Royal Canin food for Adult dogs, and cats

- Cat toys

This Past Weekend

This weekend, we were thrilled to be able to participate in a spay/neuter clinic put on at the Stoney Tribe First Nation by the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force. In total, 401 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and dewormed! Above and beyond that, 112 dogs and cats were relinquished into their partnering rescue groups. This was the first clinic we have assisted with, and we look forward to volunteering at many more! We were able to bring home 3 dogs, to try and help them find new homes in Medicine Hat.

"I Love My Cat Because" Story Writing Contest

Congratulations to the 2016 "I Love My Cat Because" Story Writing Contest Winners!

First Place

Natalia Guevara (Gr K-3)

Melody Rocheleau (Gr 4-6)

Coby Lewis (Gr 7-9)

Second Place

Ben Rocheleau (Gr K-3)

Gabby Grimes (Gr 4-6)

Third Place

Raynes Castle (Gr K-3)

Kayce Stennes (Gr 4-6)

You will be contacted shortly to collect your prizes. Thank you so much everyone for participating!

School's Out For Summer!

Do your children enjoy visiting the MHSPCA? Would you like them to keep up with their reading skills over the summer? Why not join the Book Buddies Program!

Book Buddies is a volunteer program for children ages 6-11 (with a parent/caregiver) who can read at any level. Children can come to the MHSPCA with their favorite book, or can borrow one from our library, and read to a cat, dog or bunny.

Katch n' Kennel Trophy Winner

Thank you to Cameron Kemp for being the top fundraiser for our 2016 Katch n' Kennel fundraising event! Cameron raised $6695 and received this years' trophy. The MHSPCA relies heavily on community support and donations, and we wouldn't exist without amazing supporters like Cameron and our other Katch n' Kennel participants!

Thank you!

Thank you to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta for facilitating the following donations:

- $2240.00 from the Terry and Darrel Dola Fund

- $850.00 from the Marilyn Curtin SPCA Fund

- $255.00 from the Donna MacLean SPCA Fund

We appreciate the support very much!

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