Our Vision

The Medicine Hat Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (SPCA) is guided by a humane ethic to build a community that universally values animals, understands their needs and takes action to meet them.

Our Values

  • Integrity: exemplifying honesty, trust and transparency

  • Respect: interacting with empathy, compassion and dignity

  • Professionalism: demonstrating ethics, fairness, responsibility and accountability

  • Sustainability: organizational alignment, fiscal responsibility, careful stewardship

  • Education: advocacy for responsible pet ownership, humane treatment and overpopulation

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide protective care for sick, injured and unwanted animals. Through our community programs, we strive to promote humane attitudes and responsible companion animal ownership. We strive to create a world in which all animals, in particular those animals whose lives we can influence, enjoy, as a minimum, five essential freedoms.


  • Freedom from hunger & thirst

  • Freedom from pain, injury & disease

  • Freedom from distress

  • Freedom from discomfort

  • Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being

2020 Annual Report
Animal Statistics

Brief History

Our Top Dogs

Shelter Staff
Tom Carney
Tom Carney Shelter Director
Kaylee Getz
Kaylee GetzAnimal Health Lead
Kennel Technicians
Kennel Technicians& Administration
Board of Directors
Jacqui Pederson
Jacqui PedersonPresident
Linda Tooth
Linda ToothVice President
Anna Marie Clark
Anna Marie Clark Treasurer
Brian Webster
Brian WebsterSecretary
Ryan Kessell
Ryan KessellDirector
Denniel Ritchie
Denniel RitchieDirector
Richard Schear
Richard SchearDirector
Sharon Weiss
Sharon WeissDirector

Interested In Joining The SPCA Board?

We are currently recruiting new members. Applications will be screened and successful applicants will be asked to participate in an interview. Like any organization, we want to attract the very best talent the Medicine Hat region has to offer. Applications are available for download here and must be emailed, mailed or delivered to the SPCA along with cover letter.

Board Member Application

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answer you are looking for below, please contact the Medicine Hat SPCA and we’re happy to help you.

Yes. We operate independently of all other humane organizations.

Our hours are:

Tuesday to Friday 12 Noon to 6 pm

Saturday 12 Noon to 5 pm

We are currently closed Sunday, Monday, and Stat holidays

NOTE: We are closed from time to time for staff training please check with the office for possible closures.

We believe in the humane treatment of animals. There are instances when animals are euthanized under our care due to an untreatable condition. This is conducted by a veterinarian with accordance with the SPCA policy.

For your safety, do not approach an unknown animal.

Instead: note the breed, colour, size and location of the dog; and call Bylaw Enforcement at 403-529-8400 to request pickup of the dog. The Bylaw Officer will take the dog to the Alberta Pound & Rescue Centre (APARC).

The team at the SPCA understands that surrendering your companion animal, for whatever reason, can be an emotional decision. If you need to relinquish your animal, we ask that you please call 403-526-7722 to schedule an appointment. There is small fee to transfer your animal to our care.



  • $50.00 Intact
  • $25.00 Spayed or Neutered


  • $50.00 Intact
  • $25.00 Spayed or Neutered


  • $25.00 All


  • $5.00