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COMPASSION

The Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS) was formed in 2013 to help injured, abandoned, unwanted, and homeless animals in the Edmonton area. Compassion motivates us to help, heal, and alleviate the pain of the animals we encounter. GEARS is a non-profit organization that relies on a network of donors, volunteers and foster homes working together to give companion animals a second chance at their forever family. With high standards of practice and charitable status, GEARS sets an example in our community.

 

Our vision is simple: We are gearing towards a future where animals are treated with compassion and respect.

Our mission is to increase responsible pet ownership through public education, ultimately diminishing the need for rescue intervention.

COMMUNITY

The GEARS community started with a group of people who had shared social values centered on animal welfare and wellness. Volunteers and foster homes are the crucial links between the hungry, hurt, scared animal on the street and their warm, new forever home. The GEARS community now extends much further than our homes and neighbourhoods; it includes partner organizations, adoptive families, and Outreach families.

CHANGE

GEARS strives to change all that is within our power and our power is great. Our volunteers, foster homes, fundraising, and community partners work as one. The animals we can give a second chance, change us. They bring together new families, volunteers, and donors – spreading joy and the courage to realize our vision and mission. If you’re looking for a new family member, GEARS might have one for you! Our application process is easy but thorough. We care about where our animals are going and want to give them the best chance of a successful match. We ensure all animals receive vetting including vaccinations, spays/neuters, microchips, and any other medical care they need before being cleared for adoption. GEARS is a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and any animal with behaviour issues will receive behaviour support before and after adoption. We also provide our adopters with a post-adoption support group so you can ask questions or share your happily ever after photos.

Board of Directors

Liz Pankhurst

President/Outreach/Social Media & Marketing/Events & Fundraising/Exotics
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Heather Hruza

Treasurer & Secretary/Intake/Small Animals
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Karla Alsop

Vice President/Adoptions
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Dawn Nemeth

Medical
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Courtnee Richardson

Volunteers/Donations
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Kristen Szumlas

Fosters/Events & Fundraising
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Maggie McPherson

Animal Behaviour
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Get In touch

If you are looking to volunteer, foster, surrender or adopt, please click the links for the appropriate form. Please read our FAQ below before submitting your message.

If you have ordered or want to order ice melt, please read our FAQ below first. Please respect our volunteers’ time by ensuring you have searched your inbox & spam folders for an email titled “Your Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society order is now complete” before contacting us.

Our rescue is run by volunteers, so please be patient as a response may take up to 72 hours. 

PO Box 69013 Skyview, Edmonton, AB, T6V1G7

Please note that we are volunteer-run and foster home based, so we do not have a physical address. If you need further assistance, please use our contact form.

Charity number

822791430RR0001

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

You will receive a link with your order confirmation email titled “Your Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society order is now complete” to choose a location and schedule your pickup. Please search for this email in your inbox and spam folder before contacting us for support.

After you click the link and select a pickup time, you will be able to choose your pickup area. You will receive the full address in an email after completing the Calendly booking.

Thank you for reaching out to us to help you rehome your animal! Our form is hosted by Google Drive – please sign in with your email or create an account to access the form. This is a security setting created by Google, as we request a file upload of a image of your animal 🙂  

You will receive a confirmation email titled “Your Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society order is now complete” when your order is available. Please ensure you check your spam folder if you do not see this email. Please wait to receive this email – if this email has not been sent out, we do not have ice melt in stock and do not have an estimated time. Please note it may take up to 2 weeks for our palettes to arrive.

Once you confirm your pickup time and select which neighbourhood is closest to you, you will receive a confirmation email from Calendly that has the full address. We want to respect the privacy of our volunteers so these addresses will not be displayed on a public link. To see which neighbourhood is closest to you, please click the following links:

Parkallen

Klarvatten

If our product listing says out of stock, we do not have an approximate date of when we will have a new palette in.

Please enter your email here and we will send a notification when we have ice melt availabilty. We are unable to reply to any email requests for ice melt.

We are unable to change CanadaHelps donations from our end. Please follow this link for instructions on how to access your account dashboard and make edits to your donations.

For amateurs, enthusiasts and pros alike! Registration open now, and sponsorship opportunities are available for a limited time.

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Our foster home applications are currently on hold.

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DONATE

We can issue tax receipts for cash donations equal or greater than $20! Our charity number is 822791430RR0001

Ways to donate

By cheque:
P.O. Box 69013 Skyview
Edmonton, AB
T6V 1G7

The ATB Cares program matches donations by 15% and will issue a tax receipt on our behalf! Click here to donate through ATB Cares!
 
We will also accept cash or in-kind donations in person at events!

thank you for your support