Other Ways to Help

SPECIAL PROJECT SUGGESTIONS

The MHSPCA Adopt-A-Pet Facility has long played a vital role in the Community of Medicine Hat.  There are many ways for groups and individuals to help us serve animals. 

Project Ideas

Hold a Fundraiser to benefit the MHSPCA.  Financial donations allow us to use your donation where it is most needed, whether it is to provide emergency medical treatment to an injured animal, buy supplies or take in homeless animals.  Some groups have held book and bake sales, car washes, dog shows and BBQs for our benefit; the possibilities are endless.  Be creative and see what your group can do!
 
Organize a Supply Drive to collect the things we need most.  Our shelter is always in need of certain supplies.  Visit our website for a current “wish list” (under “Support” and “Donate”) of items we need most.  You can focus your collections drive on specific items we need (such as towels and blankets) or ask members of your community to donate any item on the list.
 
Make Blankets to keep cats cozy.  Cut out a piece of double-sided fleece that is 24-36 inches square (exact size is not important).  For a thicker blanket, stack two squares of fleece and sew the edges together.
 
Make Toys to entertain cats.  Decorate empty plastic eggs or ping pong balls with permanent markers.  These simple rolling toys are popular entertainment for shelter cats!
 
Make Chew Toys for rabbits and guinea pigs.  Stuff empty toilet paper tubes with Timothy hay (available at pet stores).  Our rabbits and guinea pigs will enjoy these tasty chewing treats!
 

Recycle Things in your Home to Help the Animals: 

  1. Bring us your old towels and blankets.  We can put them to use for bedding, grooming and cleaning up around our shelter.
     
  2. Collect shredded office paper, which is used for small animal cages.  Please note we cannot use cross-cut shredded paper – only the kind with long, straight strips.  We also cannot use shredded paper which may contain staples!
     
  3. Save empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels.  They make good chew toys for rabbits and guinea pigs, and shelters for little critters like gerbils and hamsters.
     
  4. Clean plastic shopping bags are used by our dog walkers for cleanup outdoors.
Donated items can be brought to the customer service counter at the Adopt-A-Pet Facility during regular business hours.  No appointment is necessary.

For more information about special projects, or to schedule a tour, please contact the MHSPCA at 403-526-7722.

Pennies for Pets Campaign

Have you brought in your unwanted pennies yet? If not, there is still time. Bring your unwanted pennies to the shelter and support our "Pennies for Pets' campaign. 

                                                  

Canadian Tire Money

Have you brought in your unwanted Canadian Tire Money yet. Come down to the shelter today and donate all of your old Canadian Tire money. We use the Canadian Tire money to buy cleaning supplies, office supplies and more!
 

                                                           

 

Donate A Car!

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Medicine Hat SPCA.  You can donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or any other vehicle to the Medicine Hat SPCA.  Free towing is provided in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.  When you donate your car it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support the Medicine Hat SPCA.
 

Purchase a kuranda bed for the shelter

donate your aeroplan points

Click here and search for 'Medicine Hat SPCA' - Aeroplan account # 728864950