Stray companion animals are any animals that are domesticated and used to be somebody’s pet. Whether they were abandoned, or left to roam regardless of by-laws, or are an animal that has escaped and is now lost — they are classified as “stray”.
Feral companion animals, the majority being cats, are animals that have had little to no contact with humans growing up. They are typically the descendants of stray companion animals. Feral animals are wild, and although they can become more tolerant of humans, these animals rarely become tame.
If you have found a feral cat that is injured or sick, please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have space, we will make every effort to accommodate the animal and provide the medical care required. Our shelter has many formerly feral or shy animals that have made huge strides in accepting humans and becoming part of our barn buddy program. Ferals can make wonderful companion animals for a current pet!
If you have found a stray animal, please email us – email@example.com. We cannot guarantee that we will take in the animal. As a no-cull shelter, we do not euthanize animals in order to make room for more. This means that we are often full and thus use a capacity for care model to prioritize intakes based on factors such as health and living environment. If we cannot take the animal, we will direct you to other resources and services.
Other Wild Animals
If you have found a wild animal, remember the motto: If you care, leave it there!
The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation has great information about what to do if you find an orphan baby animal. If you have found an injured animal, or for any questions, please call:
Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation – 403.946.2361