Calgary was hit with an economic downturn in 2015. Thousands of Albertans have been laid off and forced to readjust their standard of living. 

Photos by Allison Badger, Ingrid Mir Iniesta and Savaya Shinkaruk

Published on March 8, 2016.


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The Cochrane and Area Humane Society’s in-house veterinary hospital can deal with the majority of the animals’ health issues, spaying, neutering and other surgical procedures. Having the hospital on site is convenient because of the increasing numbers of surrendered animals with health problems. However, this increases the society’s internal medical expenses.

Photo by Allison Badger