Thursday, December 27, 2012

People often wonder, or get upset about how we adopt the majority of our cats to indoor only homes and why we refuse to adopt out kittens as barn cats. This is Gingerbread. She was found frozen to metal outside yesterday. Frozen. They needed to use a hammer to break her free. Both hind feet are completely and utterly frostbitten - she's just a baby. Hopefully, with meds and painkillers, we can save her.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful new year - we wish you the best! This year we have adopted out over 290 animals into new homes and helped reunite over 130 cats and dogs with their families when they went missing. When support for an ill, injured, or abused animal was needed, funds for medical care was able to be raised in mere hours for each incident. We want to give everyone a HUGE thank you for your ongoing support. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We couldn't do it without you.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

These four, 8 week old babies were found in a dumpster last week.. And since then, 3 of them (all but the Grey+white girl) have adoptions pending on them! This why we do what we do. From unloved, unwanted and thrown away to endless love, happiness and forever homes - these kittens have had their lives turned around.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

BAPS would like to give a big thank you to Kristen Voth and Jamie Eckert for all of the hard work and organizing they did to put together the Naughty and Nice event. Thanks to them, we raised a $2200 profit! Way to go, ladies!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Please contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 for more information, or check out some adoptables and read more on adopting from us at

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Do you know this dog? He is a male - elderly. Please call BAPS with any information at 403-362-4323. This is urgent.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Calendar 2013

BAPS Calendars are in! Beautiful calendar full of happy stories, adopted animals and adorable photos. Support Brooks' No-kill animal shelter! Calendars available at BAPS, Bow Valley Vet Clinic and Newell Vet clinic for $15. Shipping available - contact BAPS for more information at 403-362-4323.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Update on Lucky Penny (One of the dogs we rescued from a terrible situation, read more here: ) .. HE JUST FETCHED HIS FIRST BALL! He is learning what it is to play. Way to go, buddy!

Long Term

BAPS, being a no-kill shelter, currently has many cats that have spent over a year at the shelter - some their whole life. They are all socialized, sweet, amazing animals - they deserve a home. Could you open your home and heart to one of these patient cats who have been waiting a long time for a person like you? For more information on these cats and adopting, please visit or call us at 403-362-4323

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  What is true happiness? For Tuscan, it was as simple as finding a ball hidden in the snow. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The Volunteer of the month of November is 

Our Staff Member(s) for the month of November 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last Saturday we had 2 adult cats and SIX kittens brought in.. They had been left in this tiny kennel at the side of a highway. Oh, people.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I am sure the majority of you know about Jennie... Well, she came to our critter crawl and CHECK THIS OUT! We are just amazed and so proud of her adoptive family. Jennie is an old gal who gets a new, healthy look on life!

Friday, October 12, 2012

BAPS will be closed on October 13 and October 15 for fundraising events! Thank you so much for your support and understanding.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Meet our Volunteer & Staff member for the month of October! What wonderful ladies who both get animals named after them this month. :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is this cute or what? Peekaboo (Aka maggie) and Kasha are best friends. ♥
Pharaoh is looking for a very special foster home with no young children or other dogs. He is a very friendly, loving, sweet, shy boy. He loves walks, he learns new things quickly and he was amazing in his agility classes. Pharaoh just needs some help becoming the wonderful boy we know he can be. Please call BAPS @ 403-362-4323 for more information.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jack Frost is looking for a forever foster home. Jack is unhappy in the shelter and it sometimes makes him ill, he's a rough life so far. He is a very sweet, snuggly guy who is great with other animals and all people. For more information, please call BAPS at 403-362-4323.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hi, I'm Bonny! You can read my story here: . I am super sweet and snuggly! I am great with other dogs ( I am currently being fostered with two dogs ). I am very outgoing and friendly. My foster mom says I am a really smart girl who is learning her manners, housetraining, obedience and leash skills really fast! I am also awesome when crated.

I am currently still recovering from Parvo but I am ready for my new home! I am still in a mini quarantine (You can call BAPS to ask more about it at 403-362-4323) but I am fine to be with other vaccinated dogs. Please give me the perfect forever home I deserve.

BAPS (The Brooks Animal Protection Society) has many wonderful, friendly (and not so friendly) barn cats looking for work! They promise to hunt vermin as long as you provide them with food, water and a warm place to sleep. All of them are spayed or neutered and have a microchip / tattoo all for just a $20 donation. For more information, call BAPS at 403-362-4323.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lots of people often ask why Tim gets free roam of the yard and visits with all of the dogs. Well, this is why!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

As promised, Petey PDP at the ONE at 101.1 raised us a bunch of money and shaved his head like the guy from Aqua. It doesn't look THAT bad! Thank you Peter Pdp for being such a great sport and an amazing supporter!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Meet Bob! He is an eighteen year old sweetie. Bob is looking for a retirement home to spend the rest of his days. He is looking for a forever foster situation or an adoption home (No adoption fee!). We really do not want to see bob live the rest of his days in the shelter. He loves other cats and is great with dogs and all people. For more information, call BAPS at 403-362-4323.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Hi! I'm Bonny.. I was recently seized by authorities and brought to Brooks Animal Protection Society. I am a very sweet, cuddly girl. I am only four months old.
The girls noticed that I was not feeling well at all the day I was going to be released to my owner and took me to the vet where it was confirmed that I have Parvo.

BAPS called my 'mom' to tell her about the parvo. She knew I was at the vet and she was supposed to call them. The vet and I waited allll day and she wouldn't call or answer her phone. I was abandoned because I'm sick! The BAPS girls even told my mom she could surrender me so they could start treatment on me :(

Luckily the girls at BAPS are trying to fund raise to save my life now that I am officially a BAPS dog! They need $1200.. Yikes! I thought I would ask around and see if they can get some help with the bill. To donate you can use paypal ( ), mail (Box 86, Brooks, AB, T1R 1B2 ) or make a donation in person ( 415 1st Avenue East, Brooks, AB). Thank you for helping to save my life! - Bonny

We raised the money for the surgery! 

Friday, August 24, 2012

BAPS will be closed until Monday.

We have had a  puppy come in with Parvo and need to disinfect and monitor the dogs. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

These wonderful girls held a bottle drive for us and raised funds for the animals! Way to go, girls!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

                                                                                                                          Ripley the Corgi in his new home.

Friday, August 10, 2012

                                                      Phlox and Sweet William snuggling after a bottle.

Friday, July 20, 2012

BAPS currently has a few cats looking for new homes as mousers! They all promise to earn their keep mousing as long as your provide them with shelter, food and water. All of them are spayed or neutered, have at least 1st vaccines, dewormed, health checked and have either a tattoo or microchip. BAPS requires a minimum $20 donation per cat. For more information, please contact BAPS at 403-362-4323.

Monday, July 16, 2012

BAPS Garage Sale & Community Garage Sale on July 28 from 9am-4pm! We are accepting donation items to sell as well as enabling the public to book their own table and sell their own items for $20. Donations for the sale can be dropped off during our hours of operation. There will also be face Painting, Hot dogs, Barn Yard Agility (1-3pm, bring your own dog!) and an INTRO to Street Safety Course for owners and dogs (An one hour group class with Sherry Turuk, $20 at 11am). For more information, you can call BAPS at 403-362-4323. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

This is Alice! She has been accepted to a rescue in Red Deer and needs a ride up on Tuesday! She needs to arrive between 8:30am and 5:30pm at a vet clinic. Are you heading that way or are you able to help a gal out and give her a lift? BAPS is able to reimburse for gas. If you think you can help, please call us at 403-362-4323.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's been an interesting last ~week at BAPS. First, an adult small bird (Thrush, maybe) was rescued from being submerged in Lake Newell, a baby hawk from the county.. and now, a baby duckling found in a local rig shop. It's been a week of cuteness.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tonks needs a home! She's a young hamster (Under 1 year). She is super adorable and loves treats. Adoption by donation. Cage included. For more information, you can call BAPS at 403-362-4323 or email us at


Thank you to Urban Dog Market (Gertie's Family) for doing a fundraiser for the shelter and raising some funds for us! Gertie is doing well in her new home and her family is just amazing.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

We will be open from 12pm-3pm on July 2, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012


This wonderful young lady, Maisy, asked all of her friends to bring money for BAPS to her birthday party instead of present for herself. Thank you so much for thinking of the animals, Maisy!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Meet Bob! He is an eighteen year old sweetheart who is need of a forever foster home or special adoptive home. He is a gentle, sweet guy who does good with the other kitties in his room. Will you be the one to give this loveable guy a warm, loving retirement home? Stop by and meet him today! You will be amazed by him!

Friday, June 15, 2012

We just had a hude donation of pennies brought in for our Pennies for Paws program! Thank you to the Pennings Family, Oshea's Restraunt and Little Ducklings Daycare! 
Hi, I'm Alice! I was surrendered five months ago with my two babies. I was just diagnosed with Diabetes and need insulin and all these tests! The girls at the shelter (Brooks Animal Protection Society)have been taking real good care of me but the vet bill is rising! I really want to help out and raise some money to help them with my continued care. You can make donations online (, in person, or mail them in! I am also looking for the purrfect adoptive home that doesn't mind a girl who needs a little extra loving (not to mention doesn't mind giving injections!) For more information on adding me to your family, or donating, please call or email BAPS at (403)362-4323 / . Thank you for helping a gal out!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Camila and Jorge fell asleep sitting up, while watching Sandra clean. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Camila and 2 of her foster moms.. :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

BBQ Fundraiser for BAPS Tomorrow at the Country Co-Op from 10am-2pm. BBQ by donation! :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Sad news.. Sunshine has cancer and she doesn't have much time left in her little life. Good news.. She is ADOPTED! The only thing is that she can't go home until July. (For the moment, she is on a lot of meds). Sunshine is in need of a foster home until she can go to her new home. The best thing about fostering her is that you get to do a good thing and you don't have to worry about wanting to keep her! :) For more information, please call BAPS at 403-362-4323.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Some of our most dedicated and loyal volunteers got a special treat today.. To snuggle the cockapoo puppies before anyone else! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

March 25, 2012

On April 25, 2012 BAPS rescued 5 dogs and a cat from a bad situation. Here are their photos and stories.

Rainbows, a Cocker Spaniel, was living with her two puppies (below!) in a very small room completely filled with clutter and garbage. They were living in their own feces and urine which completely covered the room. Rainbows suffers from an extreme ear infection, matting, fecal and uring staining and moderate gingivitis.

Lolly (Left, female) and Pops (right), Cocker Spaniel / Poodle Crosses  are happy, sweet puppies who were living in the same conditions as their mother. It took us nearly 30 minutes to find them hidden in the room. 

. Lucky Penny, a poodle, was living outside in a dog run with another dog. There were few places they could escape from the feces covering the pen. LP was rated a 3.5/9 body score. He suffered from extreme matting, severe gingivitis and oral pain.

Sunshine was living outdoors in an extremely small dog run, she too had no escape from the fecal matter in her pen. Sunshine suffered from severe matting which led to ulcerating sores on her body and severe dental disease. 

Lesley was locked upstairs in a closet, with no light, windows, human interaction or escape from his fecal matter. He is attention starved and full of love. 

These animals require ~$2000 worth of medical care. To donate towards their care, please follow the following link: . You can also make a donation in person or mail. 

And YES! They are up for adoption!