Compassionate Animal Rescue and Welfare Team
The Southern Alberta Humane Society is a nonprofit animal rescue organization. We provide refuge to lost and unwanted animals, dogs, cats, rabbits, and more in Redcliff, Cypress County, Medicine Hat and the surrounding areas. Contact us to learn more.
Meet our Board Members:
Meet our Board Members:
“My Name is De Seaton. I have had a love of animals for as long as I can remember. I have worked in a shelter and am fully cognizant of the needs and requirements when it comes to animal welfare.
Working with animals is extremely important to me and I feel that the way we treat animals is a direct reflection of the society we live in.
I grew up loving all animals. Rescue for me started in Scotland as a little girl rescuing rabbits from our cat. I have owned horses, miniature horses, donkeys, cats, dogs, rabbits, chinchillas, gerbils, hamsters, mice, budgies, cockatoos, sun conure and even an umbrella cockatoo.
To me, animals are an integral part of my life and I will always be a voice and an advocate for all animals.”
“My name is Isabel McCallum. My passion has been for animals dating back to when I was a little girl and my Dad brought home an injured squirrel for me to mend back to health and release back into its habitat. Since that day I have taken in strays to either be rehomed or to live forever in my care.
I joined Southern Alberta Humane Society as a volunteer prior to becoming a member of the Board. I have worked most of my life in an administrative/accounting role, had previously been a volunteer on a social committee and a environmental committee. The environmental side gave me a lot of experience nursing wild animals back to health so that they could be released back to their home.
Robert, my husband, shares my passion for animals. We share our acreage with two Rottweilers, 4 horses, a mini horse and a duck (who thinks she is a Rotti). Our two grown sons have had to share their home with many different critters over the years, giving them many entertaining stories to tell.”
“My name is Helen. Growing up I was terrified of all animals, so we got a kitten and a dog to get me used to them. Now I am the exact opposite and love all animals! I have I worked in kennels since my teens I also volunteered with local rescues and began fostering too.
I ran my own dog walking / dog sitting business for years, which I loved but, after having my daughter, I changed careers. When I moved back to Medicine Hat I went straight back to what I love most - working with animals. I am now the proud manager of a local kennel!
I got involved with Southern Alberta Humane Society when two dogs were abandoned at the Kennel , Petey & Rubble. From there I became more and more involved and now I am a Case Manager helping find homes for the animals in the rescue!"
“My name is Penny and I’m proud and honoured to be a volunteer with the Southern Alberta Humane Society. I’ve always had a volunteer heart and previously volunteered with the Lethbridge Public Library and the CNIB, as well as with my children at various animal rescue organizations.
After the passing of an extremely loved furry friend, we decided to reach out to SAHS about fostering - and the rest is history! We fostered Charlie the Welsh Springer Spaniel very briefly before adopting him, and I was so impressed with the society that I felt driven to offer more of my time, if I could. I have less experience with rescue or animal matters, but after some discussion with everyone, we decided that managing their social media sites would fit in well with my regular work day and I began helping out on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
This is something I have become very passionate about and it has been a life changing experience for me! The people I volunteer with are an amazing bunch that I am proud to be associated with, and the wonderful people I meet through the social media interactions have made such a difference in my life, to the degree that I often feel I am getting back more than I’m giving.
I am also a passionate animal lover, and every time we add someone to our ADOPTED files, my heart sings!"
“Hello there! My name is Selena. There has been at least one animal with me nearly my entire life!
I have always had a deep respect for the animal kingdom, sometimes to my parents' chagrin! When I was a kid, my family briefly lived on an acreage, and while the neighbours on the acreage next to us were shooting gophers to protect their horses from broken legs, I was nursing back to health the gophers my cat was bringing to the house!!
Some of the experience I bring to the organization is a Veterinary Office Assistant certificate, experience working in a doggy daycare/dog boarding facility, plus over a year of experience working in an animal shelter. I've seen first-hand what some animals are unfortunately put through by the hands of humans, and I firmly believe people need to be kinder to animals.
I joined the Southern Alberta Humane Society as a volunteer and shortly thereafter joined the Board of Directors. I currently serve as the Secretary and am looking forward to doing what I can to help animals in need!"