Building Relationships Between Shelters and Municipalities


Ron Gabruck, Director, Animal Care & Control Centre, City of Edmonton
Corey Mowles, Director of Operations, Edmonton Humane Society

Collaborating with your local municipality makes it easier to provide both quality care for companion animals and superior service to the community and adopters. In this session, you will learn how the City of Edmonton’s Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC) and the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) have been working together to help care for homeless, neglected and abused companion animals from within the city as well as the surrounding area.


  1. Working with and managing relationships with rescue groups and other stakeholders in a consistent manner.
  2. Developing programs, such as low-cost spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return and co-lead adoption/community engagement events.
  3. Managing intake with the best interests of companion animals in mind.


Ron Gabruck is the Director of the Animal Care & Control Centre for the City of Edmonton. He is a retired police officer and has held a variety of operational and administrative roles during his 35-year career with the City of Edmonton. He is a firm believer in the value of trusted relationships, and the leveraging of mutually beneficial partnerships in the interests of animal welfare.

With more than 15 years of leadership experience, and 10 in the non-profit sector, Corey Mowles leads a diverse operations team and is directly responsible for day-to-day shelter operations at the Edmonton Humane Society. Corey earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Business School and is a Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).