About Us

If our dogs and cats could talk, they’d tell you it takes a group of dedicated, compassionate people to run a rescue organization. We are very proud of our amazing group of volunteers and staff. From the folks on the front lines to our Board of Directors, the Executive, here are the humans behind Drumheller & District Humane Society.

Kelcy Travis



Kelcy has studied Psychology and English at the University of Lethbridge and Athabasca Uni. She has spent time working for D.A.R.T.S in Drumheller, as well as tutoring students for English. She lives to help others, animals and humans alike!

Kelcy’s journey with the Humane Society started 7 years ago and she recreated a foster program for dogs and puppies to help re-home them and save their lives! She is passionate about animals and their care.

Kelcy is a mom to a young daughter and an infant son. Kelcy and her family enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. Of course, Kelcy enjoys music in all forms and singing especially!

She feels she has been truly blessed to have had this volunteer opportunity with the Drumheller & District Humane Society, it has brought both immense challenge & growth, and created lifelong friendships & memories!

Megan Shearer

Megan1Vice President

Megan Shearer is a Veterinary Assistant at Valley Veterinary Clinic in Drumheller. She originally started out as a volunteer at the Humane Society, two years ago to get volunteer hours that she needed for her animal health program in Olds.

She has met many great people, who had, similar interests and values as herself and realized this was something she was going to be doing for awhile pursuing her passion for animal welfare.

Heather Gallagher



Heather is a home grown dedicated animal lover! Her career has spanned largely with Drumheller Coop.  She has always wanted to help out at the humane society and the opportunity came when a treasurer was needed.  Her professionalism and accounting skills are a huge contribution to our organisation. She has helped in various areas such as at events and totally enjoys visiting the Hillview and Sunshine lodges to share our furry animals for love and attention. Heather and her family enjoy skiing as well as camping in the summer months.

Lisa Jacques



Lisa became involved when an opportunity came to foster a dog named Teddy. It wasn’t long before her family adopted Teddy!  As a dog lover, Lisa became more involved by becoming a Foster home provider, giving them a warm safe place to be until they found their forever homes. Her dedication and commitment is widely appreciated!

Bob Warren


Board Director

Bob retired in 2004 from Public Service. He came to Drumheller & District Humane Society and held the position of Vice President over two years ago and was instrumental in updating Drumheller Humane bylaws and supporting our mission here in Drumheller. 

Bob and his wife Debbie have dogs and cats in their home that they love dearly and are proactive in advocating for all animals!

Steve Brant


Director -

Steve is an Indiginous Liason Officer at the Drumheller Institution. His daughter was volunteering for us here at the shelter and he found himself wanting to contribute in some way too. We are so appreciative of his commitment to this and helping at various events.

Nadine Nowak



Nadine started out as a volunteer for us by fostering various cats and dogs. Her experience has had so many rewards for her. Seeing the animals do well and get great homes! She has also dedicated her time working at the shelter, helping at events for a number of years.

Rhian Russell


Co-ordinator - Newsletter

Rhian is a Conservation Assistant at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

She enjoy’s volunteering in the community and has a love for animals; therefore, helping out at the Drumheller Humane Society is a natural fit! Rhian’s life is enriched by the feline companionship of Mort, Toe and Moe, that were adopted from Drumheller Humane!

Rhian produces the ‘Drumheller & District Humane Society Newsletter’ that comes out every two months.


Maria Flatla-Adoption Center Coordinator


Maria has a joyful and friendly demeanour, she’s our front-line greeter!  As our Adoption Center Co-ordinator, she will take the time to answer questions and help you find the right fit for both you and your cat.  She has always had a cat or two in her life and looks forward to the day she can adopt one again.  She enjoys her time with her family and friends.

Debra Busse-Manager


Debra came in as a volunteer to help in whatever capacity she could. She has always loved animals and could see a lot of potential in the Drumheller Humane Society. Her work at the shelter is reflective of a Community that Cares!