Edmonton Humane Society reopens after two-year COVID closure of in-person services – Edmonton

After more than two years, the Edmonton Humane Society reopens its doors to the public.

EHS announced on March 17, 2020 that it would be closing the facility to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then it has only been operated by appointment.

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The Northwest Edmonton facility officially reopened its doors Friday noon and resumed offering services like walk-in adoptions, Bingo’s Pet Shop and the Muddy Paws dog wash.

“Our incredible community has been so understanding and supportive of our service changes as we navigate the pandemic with the rest of the world,” said Liza Sunley, CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society.

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“These changes have been invaluable in protecting our staff, volunteers and the wider community while maintaining our vital services to animals in need.

“While safety remains of paramount importance as COVID-19 is still a reality, we are pleased to now be able to open the doors and welcome the community to our beautiful facility as well.”

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The ETS will continue to allow people to submit adoption applications online, but will also allow people to see their animals in person.

“One of the bright spots of the past two years has been the opportunity to reevaluate and modernize the way we deliver services, including adoption,” Sunley said.

“The new adoption system we launched last June, Adōpets, allows us to process both in-person and online adoptions at the same time, allowing us to preserve the best of both worlds and make pet adoption more accessible. ultimately bringing more animals into loving homes where they belong.”

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The EHS has been serving the capital region for more than 110 years.

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