With an increase in animal surrenders, a decrease in adoptions, and many animals in need of care, Calgary city officials have said that the city’s animal welfare organizations “are in crisis.” In conjunction with the Calgary Humane Society and the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), the city released a statement saying that pet shelters, humane societies, and rescue shelters are currently full. An increase in dogs displaying problematic behaviour has been reported, possibly due to lack of adequate training and socialization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.