Sheltered Paws

Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS) will act as a caretaker for cats in distress found within Strathcona County Limits

Under the Animal Protection Act distressed is defined as:

  • deprived of adequate shelter, ventilation, space, food, water, veterinary care, or reasonable protection from injuries heat or cold
  • injured, sick, in pain or suffering
  • abused and subjected to undue hardship, privation or neglect

Citizens are encouraged to make attempts to find the cat’s owner prior to contacting GEARS. As cats who are healthy are more likely to return to their owners if left in the community, healthy cats should be monitored and will only be admitted if found to be in distress.

Please note that as of September 1, 2023 we no longer have a physical location. We are still intaking in distress cats found in Strathcona County, just at a limited capacity.
We are unable to intake feral cats at this time.
We hope to have a new location for 2024.

Click Here for more information on the Strathcona County Shelter Pilot Initiative

Book an appointment

Click here to book an appointment for an injured, sick or in distress cat.

Click here to book an appointment for a microchip scanning. 

If you think one of the cats at the shelter may be your missing cat click here to book an appointment 

Want to help?


Monetary Donations

Monetary donations can be made by e-transfer to [email protected] or through square link

Physical Donations

Physical donations can be made by arranging pick up or drop off with [email protected] 

lost & found cats

Cat Merchandise

Upcoming Events

We've got a full house!

Our foster home applications are currently on hold.

Please check back later or follow us on Facebook for updates!


Dog shirt size chart

softstyle racerback tank

softstyle t-shirt

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!