Extreme Makeover Donation and Details

The Plan

The only way the Medicine Hat SPCA can create the kind of animal centre our community needs is with your help. It is fair to say that the community needs the Medicine Hat SPCA — and the Medicine Hat SPCA needs the community. Support from people like you and businesses and organizations throughout the region is essential. You are invited to help make this new facility a reality by donating to the 'Extreme Shelter Makeover' Campaign!

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Our Goals are to:

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  • Better manage disease transmission through properly vented isolation rooms and new apoxy resin flooring throughout.
  • Re-finish the exterior, re-paint the entire interior of the facility and add new signage.
  • Enhance the flow in high traffic areas by redesigning some of the current spaces.
  • Improve the exterior green areas and holding areas for the dogs.
  • Purchase higher quality, less destructible dog runs that have more of a 'homey' feeling to them.
  • Add portals to our existing stainless steel cat cages, and enhance the community cat rooms with new cages to reduce stress for the cats.
  • Add on an extension to the existing building to create a much needed Humane Education/Training space, a staff room, an additional washroom and office space.
  • Increase revenue opportunities by expanding the size of our current Pet Gear Store and adding a public Dog Wash area.

The renovations will take place in 4 stages:

Stage 1: Holding Area (Cat side, HVAC, Plumbing)

Stage 2: Holding Area (Dog side, Outdoor Area)

Stage 3: Building Addition for Education/Training Space

Stage 4: Adoptions Area

You are invited to help make this new facility a reality by donating to the 'Extreme Shelter Makeover' Campaign!

Please click the DONATE NOW here to make a donation towards our building renovation!

For more information and to find out about Sponsorship Opportunities, view our full Case for Support by clicking the SUPPORT tab above.

Learn more about how to donate...!


Stage 1: Renovating our Holding Area (Cat side, HVAC and Plumbing) required $150,000!

January 8/18: Phase One Renovations began! It took approx. 8 weeks to complete

December 2017: Thank you to the Community Foundation of SE Alberta and the Sherling Foundation for their grants towards purchasing equipment for Phase One!

September 17: We are finalizing our design plan, and then we will begin to determine the timeline for construction. We will need to arrange for an alternate location for incoming animals temporarily during the construction phase. We will keep you updated! We do not expect Phase One to affect public access to the building. We are continuing to fundraise!

June 13/17: Thank you to Alberta Culture & Tourism with the Alberta Government for approving our CFEP Grant Application for $57,214 towards Phase One!

June 12/17: Thank you to the Lions Club of Medicine Hat for your generous donation of $20,000 towards our renovation plans!

June 4/17: Thank you to the Medicine Hat Realtors Charitable Foundation for your generous donation of $10,000 towards our renovation plans!

Stage 2: Holding Area (Dog side and Outdoor Area) will require - $160,000 (Goal Construction Timeline: Summer 2018)

Stage 3: Adding an Addition to our Building will require $450,000! (Goal Construction Timeline: TBD)

Stage 4: Renovating our Adoptions Area will require $150,000! (Goal Construction Timeline: TBD)

Sponsorship Opportunities

The 'Extreme Shelter Makeover' Campaign needs and welcomes gifts at all levels. With a variety of giving levels, the campaign provides numerous opportunities for donor recognition, including sponsorship for individual areas within the new facility, as well as for dog and cat kennels and landscaping. In addition to being listed on the building donor wall, a plaque recognizing your name or company name, or honoring a loved one or beloved pet, can be placed in/on the area for the following sponsorship opportunities:

Sponsorship Opportunity Quantity Gift Level
Education/Training Room 1 $75,000
Dog Adoption & Holding Wings 2 $50,000
Dog Play Parks 2 $40,000
Pet Gear Retail Store 1 $30,000
Medical Exam Suite 1 $30,000 - donated
Dog Isolation Room 1 $25,000 - donated
Cat Isolation Room 1 $25,000 - donated
Exterior Dog Adoptions & Holding Areas 2 $25,000
Community Cat Rooms  2 $20,000
Kitten Room 1 $20,000
Small Animal Suite 1 $15,000
Laundry/Food Prep Room 2 $10,000
Staff Room 1 $10,000 - donated
Outdoor Benches 3 $7,500
Dog Kennels - Adoptions 8 7 $5,000
Cat Condos - Adoptions  20 17 $2,500 
Offices 2 $2,500

The total amount we need to raise is $700,000!

Sponsorship rights will be guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years. Pledges spread over up to 3 years will be accepted.

For more information or to secure your sponsorship, contact Fund Development & Communications Officer Jackie Velcoff at jackie@medhatspca.ca or 403-526-7722.

To read our full Case for Support, click here.

Extreme Shelter Makeover

Donate Goods or Services

For Phase One of the 'Extreme Shelter Makeover', we are looking for donations of the following goods/services (and they may be applicable for a tax receipt too!):

  • Epoxy Resin Flooring 
  • Metal Storage Cabinets (with doors)
  • Landscaping design/services
  • Chain link fence
  • Concrete services
  • Plumbing/outdoor drainage services
  • Stainless Steel Commercial Sinks
  • Cabinetry work
  • Commercial Washer & Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Etc!

If you or your business is able to assist, either with a donation or a significant discount, please contact Jackie Velcoff at jackie@medhatspca.ca or 403-526-7722.

Fundraise for the SPCA! 

Plan an event with your school, workplace, community club or neighborhood to help raise funds for the 'Extreme Home Makeover'!

  • Bake sale
  • Garage sale
  • Lemonade stand
  • Silent auction event
  • Charity BBQ
  • Etc!