The end of Alberta Farm Animal Care is not the end of the ALERT line.

With the dissolution of AFAC underway, calls to the ALERT Line will be answered by the Alberta SPCA, effective March 21, 2024.

"While AFAC itself may be dissolved, we're aware there may be many Albertans who still have the ALERT Line number close at hand. We don’t want to leave any opportunity for those people to be unclear of who to call if they need to report animals in distress," says AFAC Board Chair Merna Gisler in a news release.

"Therefore, we felt the natural solution would be to transfer the responsibility for the line to the experts at the Alberta SPCA."

"The Alberta SPCA recognizes the good work AFAC has done to promote animal welfare in the province, and while we are disappointed about it shutting down, we are encouraged the public will still have the opportunity to use the ALERT Line," said Alberta SPCA Board Chair Doug Sawyer.

Producer groups and other community stakeholders who supported Farm Animal Care are working to share the message about the transition.

"As a community, we value the significant role the ALERT Line played in the province. Alberta Beef Producers is pleased to see the transition of this line to the Alberta SPCA," said ABP Chair Brodie Haugan.

To report an animal in distress outside of the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, call the Alberta SPCA at 1-800-455-9003.