Saturday, December 21, 2013

We couldn't do it without you! Thank you Brooks and area for all you do to support your local animal shelter!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On Halloween Dr. Stables and Odette from Bow Valley Vet Clinic came to do their weekly visit and we were surprised by their appearance.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Petsmart in medicine hat donated a BUNCH of toys to us! Lots. Like, this isn't even close to all of them. We are so grateful for our partnership with them!

Friday, October 11, 2013

This my friends cat that went missing 5 days ago, the picture is a few months old.. But you get the idea. Please contact BAPS if you see her!

Friday, October 4, 2013

This is Pharaoh, our 'naughty' but sweet boy! Pharaoh has been with us for a year and a half now. Pharaoh has been given a great opportunity! For the last few weeks Pharaoh has been at a behavior facility that is helping him get over some of his issues and he's making progress.

We would like to keep Pharaoh there only upon recommendation from his Behaviorist. The only thing is that it is $15 a day! So we are hoping to find donations of $15 to keep Pharaoh there longer. We already have 3 days worth.

Donations can be made in person at the shelter, mailed in or online here: . 
We hope this will help Pharaoh finally find a forever home! 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Starting NOW! Don't forget BAPS' Countdown to Christmas Craft Sale! List of vendors include:

Connor Cupboard
Steeped Tea
Kiddie Kreations
Fabulously Fashionable Tots
Dream Creations
A Twist of Color
Mandy's Makings
Usborne Books
Yummy Mummy
Caterpillar Whatnots
Young Living Essential Oils
Mia Bella
Jamberry Nails
Signature Homestyles
Zuska Bags
Grace Adele
Jockey P2P
Party lite
Sewing by Whitney
Girl Guides
Moose Moose Toys and Games
Family Jewels
Phone Cases
T's Treasure Hut
IT Works
Brooks and District Handicraft Guild
Stella and Dot
Inspired Purses and Accessories
Baking for your Furbabies (all $ to the shelter)
Various Baking and Craft tables

Don't miss out on a chance to get some shopping done, meet some adoptable animals, partake in 50/50 and raffles!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Get your costumes ready! BAPS is holding our annual Critter Crawl this year on October 12 at the Centennial Arena from 10:30am-2:00pm. Take part in the Dog Jog, Face Painting, Halloween Games, Bouncy Castles and enjoy some Beef on a Bun!
Don't Forget! We will having our "Pets on Parade" this year for pets in costumes, with prizes given out for:

- Scariest Costume
- Most Unique Costume
- Most Creative Group Costume
- Most Creative Owner / Pet costume combo.

Grab your pledge forms for the the jog today! For more information, contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or

Monday, September 16, 2013

BAPS is looking to hire someone to fill the position of Day Time Dog Caregiver. The shifts run Monday to Friday starting 8am and ending at 1pm. Responsibilities include handling dogs, laundry, giving medication and cleaning. Ideal applicant would be able to keep up with the physically demanding work, would be comfortable with handling dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperaments, be self motivated, have good organization skills and attention to detail and be comfortable with feces (lots of feces!).

For more information, please contact the Brooks Animal Protection Society at 403-362-4323.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

*WARNING - Graphic Images*

This little kitten, now named 'Minnow', was just rescued by an amazing couple. The couple had read reports of this little one out in the county being hunted by hawks. When she arrived at the shelter we discovers she is covered in what appears to be burns, likely from a motor (This is a good reminder - bang on the hood of your vehicle before starting it to scare out any cats looking for warmth!). One burn covers her tummy to chest, burns on each paw, under her arm and her chin seems to be damaged. She is very scared, very sweet and very hungry

BAPS has 5 hamsters left for adoption, three females and two males! All like to be handled except for one (Herbert). They all love running around in their hamster balls and are easy keepers. For more information you can contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sometimes (Well, most of the time..) photographing shelter animals is very hard. We usually spend a lot of time taking tons of photos of each animal until we find three was can use for their profiles. Here's some bloopers of Otter's session.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Caddo, our dog with parvo, was able to come 'home' yesterday. We've enabled some pretty strict protocols to keep him in isolation while he is in quarantine. Here is Blythe Lloyd doing her part last night with the poor guy. 

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract.
Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog's feces. Highly resistant, the virus can live in the environment for months, and may survive on inanimate objects such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors. It is common for an unvaccinated dog to contract parvovirus from the streets, especially in urban areas where there are many dogs.
Although there are no drugs available that can kill the virus yet, treatment is generally straightforward and consists of aggressive supportive care to control the symptoms and boost your dog’s immune system to help him win the battle against this dangerous disease. Dogs infected with parvovirus need intensive treatment in a veterinary hospital, where they receive antibiotics, drugs to control the vomiting, intravenous fluids and other supportive therapies. Should your dog undergo this treatment, be prepared for considerable expense—the average hospital stay is about 5-7 days. Caddo was at the vet for 6 days and his bill is going be around $1500.
You can protect your dog from this potential killer by making sure he’s up-to-date on his vaccinations. Parvovirus should be considered a core vaccine for all puppies and adult dogs.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

BAPS will be closed until August 7. We had a stray dog come

 in with Parvovirus and we must follow proper quarantine 

and cleaning procedures.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BAPS has 7 hamsters looking for forever homes! Four girls and three boys. The boys are all adults and the girls are eight months old. All of them are friendly and be held, but Herbert prefers to just be pet. For more information, contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fosters needed

BAPS is looking for forever foster homes for two Schipperkes. They are small, snuggly dogs! They can be fostered together or separately. They both get along with dogs, cats and all people. They are VERY affectionate and house trained.
The male is 14 years old and has some arthritis, which makes him stiff and he sometimes experiences mobility issues.
The female is 12 years old and she has epilepsy, which means she sometimes has seizures. She may be put on meds.
Forever Fosters homes commit to caring for and loving the animals until they pass away. BAPS provides food, training help, items and arranges for all medical care. For more information, please contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or

Friday, June 28, 2013

BAPS Garage Sale and Cat Adoption Fair July 13 from 9am-4pm! Same day Cat Adoptions, spin the wheel for reduced adoption fees, BBQ, garage sale by donation and activities for kids. For more information, contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or .  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BAPS is looking for foster homes for young kittens, kittens and moms and orphan kittens. Please contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or for more information on fostering. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bonnie was brought into us last August, as a puppy with parvovirus. Her mom and dad came in for a surprise visit on Friday! Bonnie is doing wonderful and is a very good girl.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We just had three young robins brought in. Cute as a button! Usually we instruct the finders to leave to babies alone and their parents will care for them, but this families yard was full of cats and these babies woulda made a quick lunch (Already two babies went missing..). These cuties will be headed to a wildlife expert shortly.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Binoo got all dressed up to say a BIG thank-you to the Brooks IGA, Brooks Asphalt & Aggregate Ltd, the Brooks Public Library and the Brooks Kinettes for all of their support and generosity in the last two weeks!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A BIG THANK-YOU to the wonderful volunteers from the Royal Bank that came to volunteer today. They moved and leveled our new gravel in the yard! 

Friday, May 31, 2013

A lot has changed for Leo (BAPS name: Lucky Penny) in the last year. From neglected breeding dog to spoiled family pet, Leo's life will never be the same. This is why we do what we do.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brandy (BAPS name Corky). He was rescued in terrible condition and rehabilitated by his wonderful mother. You will be missed.

Friday, May 17, 2013

BAPS will be closed on Monday, May 20th. Enjoy May Long!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

These two amazingly generous children just brought in ALL their money to help the puppies and kittens. Can we get a collective "Awwww" now?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Little Mitchell's before and after shots. Poor little dear feels like a brand new dog now.
This great young lady and her friends did a whole bunch of fundraisers for BAPS and raised nearly $70!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

BAPS is OPEN! We are open from 11am-4pm today, and then regular hours from then on. Rudolf is BEGGING every one of our volunteers to come down in the next few days and give him and his Dog&cats friends lots of TLC, attention and in case of the dogs.. walks! They are starving for attention.

Monday, April 22, 2013

BAPS will be closed until May 2, 2013. We had a case of 

Parvovirus in our shelter and we are staying closed to 

ensure proper cleaning procedures and quarantine guide 

lines are followed. Adoptions, Lost & Found and Surrenders 

are still operating, please contact us via phone or email to 

make arrangements.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wow! Look at all the coins that were gathered and donated to BAPS by the grade 1 & 2 students of the Duchess School!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Kolbi Anstey came in on Monday to donate the items, pennies and the money from the big bottle drive she held for BAPS! Thank you to Kolbi, her family, friends, The Brooks Bandits and everyone who donated! Kolbi put so much work into raising money for BAPS!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This very generous, amazing (And adorable) young man came in yesterday.. and donated the funds from his piggy bank. We were very touched!

Monday, February 25, 2013

BAPS (Brooks Animal Protection Society) needs your help.
We are broke. This is devastating. Our savings account is now empty. No funding coming in any time soon. Although the community supports us everyday, we must now ask for a helping hand. 

Our monthly expenses are over $18 000. We bring in around 22% of this with adoptions, surrenders and shelter fees. The city compensates us 23% for monthly incoming stray animals and license fees. The remaining 55% is brought in from fundraising, grants and donations. Although we work hard daily to bring money into the shelter, it is simply not enough. 

You can help your local homeless animals in many ways.
-Monetary Donations can be made via paypal (, Mailed in (PO Box 86, Brooks, AB, T1R 1B2) or dropped off in person (415 1st Avenue East). Donate a portion of your tax rebate!
-Donate your bottles (We can pick up!)
-Pennies for paws
-Sponsor a Kennel, which can be done personally or through a business (Encourage your bosses!).
- Renew or purchase your City Dog License!

Hold a Fundraiser for BAPS! There are so many easy, fun ways to raise funds. Here are just a few ideas:
-Bottle Drive
-Take scrap metal to B.I.M. and bring in the proceeds
-Hold a Casual / Jean day at work
-Sell baked goods
-Yard Sale
-Offer a service
-Get creative!

All donations, big or small, are eligible for a charitable receipt. To learn more about BAPS, please visit . The animals desperately need you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

BAPS has some amazing dogs looking for their forever homes - are you one of them? They've all patiently been waiting for someone like you to come by and give them the home they deserve. For more information on adopting a dog from BAPS, please visit the following link: . Don't hesitate to call us at 403-362-4323 with any questions. (In Brooks, AB)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gertie Came in to us March 2012. She was found on the side of a high way, barely able to walk, unable to use one leg, full of sores, emaciated and had missing hair. She was quickly taken into the vet and received much needed medical care. While getting X-rays, the vet discovered many tumors. Gertie was only given a few months to live.

In April, after getting an overwhelming response of people willing to give her a home for the last short while of her life, she found the perfect home.

Well, it has been 10 months, and Gertie has completely turned into a different dog. She has great energy, no more mobility issues, and plays, plays, plays! We think she will have years with her forever family.

"Beatrix (Gertie) is doing great! We really turned a corner with the two dogs in November and they play and even wrestle everyday! She is learning to wrestle like a Mastiff and he like a Bull Terrier! They are a hilarious pair! Physically she looks and is feeling great! We have not done any surgeries with her just feeding her great food and lots of supplements and her coat and skin look great! She's a very happy dog! My son Ryder absolutely adores her and she him...she just loves to cuddle!

Hope this finds everyone at BAPS doing well!"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This amazing young lady came in yesterday and donated a whole lot of pennies to help the animals. Way to go! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Well.. Hi! I'm Albert. I am just one year old and I currently live at the Brooks Animal Protection Society. I am not feeling very well right now.. I am bleeding on the inside and I need to take a trip to Calgary for a ..scope? Or something like that! I am on meds that make me feel better but it won't get better without more help. The thing is.. It's going to cost BAPS around $1000! I don't even know how much that is but it sounds like a LOT for a nonprofit that helps animals like me. Do you think you help me out? Donations can be made in person at the shelter (415 1st Ave East), online ( ) or by mail (PO Box 86, Brooks, T1R 1B2). Thank you for your consideration! To learn more about BAPS, please visit .

Thursday, January 3, 2013

BAPS is looking for a very dedicated volunteer to come in once a week to weigh all of our cats. This will take about 2-3 hours and needs to be done each week. Of course, you must be comfortable handling cats. Please contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or