Programs & Services

Supporting animals in need throughout our community

The Cochrane & Area Humane Society offers a wide variety of programs and services to support our community. Read more below about the services we offer and how we work with Animal Services and other partner organizations.

A cute cat adopted from Cochrane Humane.
A tiny kitten being fed by syringe by Cochrane Humane.
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Animal Admissions

The CAHS provides animal admission services to ensure a safe, supportive environment and ensure the well-being of all animals in need. We can assist you in finding your pet through our lost and found program, or can work with you through our compassionate surrender process.

The Cochrane Humane community outreach teach posing and having fun in front of their work van.
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Community outreach

At the Cochrane & Area Humane Society, we see the positive effects of the human and animal bond firsthand, and we want to support those in our community. Our community outreach programs are here to help those in our community who need assistance.

Children gently petting a rabbit during one of Cochrane Humane's kid programs.
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Youth engagement

Does your child love animals? Our kids’ programs are the perfect way to spend time with our shelter animals, learn about animal welfare, and even prepare for future volunteering.

The cutest dog giving puppy eyes from a wash tub at Cochrane Humane.
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Grooming & Dog Wash

The CAHS offers all-breed grooming with professional certified groomers trained in positive reinforcement and stress-free handling techniques. We appreciate your business and support, as funds raised through grooming go to help the animals in our care.

A puppy receiving training in a private class at Cochrane Humane.
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Responsible pet ownership

Animal Services supports the Cochrane & Area Humane Society and encourages responsible guardianship. Bylaws are in place to deter the owners of cats and dogs from allowing their pets to become a nuisance in the community. As a responsible pet owner, you should be familiar with the Town of Cochrane Bylaw 16/2012:

• Dogs need to be leashed and under control
  at all times
• Dogs cannot bark, howl, or otherwise cause    
• Clean up after your dog
• Purchase a Town of Cochrane license annually
  (for both cats and dogs)
• Cats cannot run at large and cause nuisance

For further information, contact Animal Services at 403-851-2272.

A happy smiling dog that was adopted from Cochrane Humane.
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Partner organizations
& groups

The Cochrane & Area Humane Society works with a wide network of organizations that supports animal wellbeing. As a result, if an animal is in need within the geographic area covered by our network, we will be able to meet that need and bring them to safety.

Alberta SPCA
Town of Cochrane Animal Services
Cochrane Activettes
Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
Humane Canada
Rocky View County Bylaw
MD of Bighorn
Tsuut'ina Nation
Stoney Nakoda Nation