The Cochrane & Area Humane Society is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the well-being of animals, sustained by volunteers and the community.
The Cochrane & Area Humane Society provides food, shelter, medical care and the opportunity for adoption for unwanted, surrendered, lost and unclaimed animals, while promoting responsible pet ownership through educational programs, rural spay/neuter programs and public fundraising events.
At the Cochrane & Area Humane Society, homeless animals receive food, shelter, medical care, spay/neuter surgery, permanent identification and the chance for adoption into a new home. Lost pets are reunited with their guardians and the Society creates humane education programs to promote responsible pet guardianship. Children participate in Day Camps and victims of domestic violence are helped through the Pet Safe Program. Dogs receive training and behaviour assistance to make them good canine citizens.
Each year thousands of people call or come through our doors to surrender, adopt, claim lost pets, volunteer, seek advice, training or assistance, utilize our resource centre, attend humane education programs or make donations.
We take in approximately 1,100 animals every year and are happy that we are able to successfully place or return home over 90% of them.
The Cochrane & Area Humane Society (CAHS) would like to welcome you to our Facebook Page. The purpose of this page is to present information on the CAHS and stories of public interest within the community.
We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, concerns, photos and stories, but please note this is a monitored and moderated page. We hope that you enjoy being a part of the CAHS community of people concerned with animal welfare and looking to solve issues, ask questions, share happy pet and adoption stories, swap tips, give and get advice, and inquire about our services.
All our photos, posters and text are property of the CAHS. Please do not copy, alter or re-post them without permission. However, you are more than welcome to use the "Share" button. Thank you!
Posts or comments that pertain to the following information/subject matter may be removed:
-Requesting information about an animal that was admitted to the CAHS
Information regarding an animal that was admitted to the CAHS will not be shared with the former owner or anyone else who inquires about the animal. Upon admitting, owners are required to sign a waiver stating that they do not have any right to information once the animal is turned over to the CAHS. Due to confidentiality, we cannot release this information to the former owner(s) or the public.
-Requesting information about an adopted animal
To protect the privacy of the new owner(s), the CAHS will not be release any information about the adoptive family.
-Lost, stolen or found animals
If an animal is lost, stolen or found we encourage you post to the local lost pets Facebook pages. All lost and found pets within the Town of Cochrane are housed by the Town’s Animal Services Department. Because the CAHS cannot verify reports, rewards or information posted by third parties about lost, stolen or found animals we encourage posts of this nature be kept to a minimum or posted elsewhere.
- Rehoming your pet
If you need to find a new home for your pet, we encourage you to contact friends and family members. You should also contact your breeder or breed rescue group. If you place an ad, our staff can give you tips on how to screen potential adopters. We also have behaviour resources available to help you keep your pet in your home. Because the CAHS cannot confirm animal information or potential adopter suitability, these posts may be deleted.
If misinformation has been posted and the CAHS has attempted to correct it, and this has been unsuccessful due to the reposting or continual repeated postings based on the misinformation – those posts may be deleted.
Specific complaints or rantings about the CAHS, our programs, services and policies where the author demonstrates that he/she does not wish to seek resolution using the CAHS Customer Complaints Policy may be deleted.
-Disrespecting other people
We want people to feel comfortable about posting their questions and answers on our Facebook page. Angry rants or abusive posts don't help achieve this and the moderators will delete them. Please don't post inflammatory messages designed to foster these kinds of arguments.
Don't post the same message multiple times across the Facebook page. We understand with posting information on Facebook, it will not always remain at the top of the page. The information may seem relevant, urgent and important to the person who posted it, however duplicate posts to draw attention to an issue/topic that has already been posted about will be removed by the moderators.
a. Requests for support or promotion of individuals or organizations that support animal cruelly, illegal activity or violence (such as unauthorized “rescue” of a privately owned animal).
b. Publishing, posting, distributing or disseminating any defamatory, infringing, graphic, racist, malicious, misleading, obscene, indecent, misleading or unlawful material or information.
c. Comments or postings that abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as the rights of privacy and publicity) of others. This includes bullying and personal attacks.
d. To protect your privacy, please refrain from posting any personal information about yourself or others. Email addresses are permitted, however please post with discretion and with the knowledge that this is a public page.
e. Information or advertising for personal or business gain.
f. Fraudulent, misleading or deceptive messages.
g. Solicitation or advertisement of any initiative, program or service that is not linked to the CAHS.
h. Files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
i. Files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
Please note that any concerns about CAHS policies or decisions should be directed to the CAHS via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be deleted off this page if they are posted.
We appreciate your cooperation and support, and look forward to connecting with you, our loyal supporter!