One Family Welfare: Safety for Animals and People in Crisis
Julia Evasiuk Patricia Mamak

Most individuals who own companion animals are unable to focus on their own safety and security until they know that their companion animal will be safe. By helping pet owners navigate crisis situations, the Alberta SPCA’s One Family Welfare department fills the service gap between the intersection of human social services and animal welfare in Alberta. Thus ensuring Alberta SPCA’s mission to protect, promote, and enhance the well-being of animals in Alberta.

Key Learnings

  1. Introduction to the One Family Welfare department along with programs and services provided.
  2. Discussion about the importance of keeping families together during crisis to overcome trauma.
  3. Past clients who overcame obstacles share their courageous stories to help others who may need to use our programs and services.