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May 21, 2015

Animals Receive Much-Needed Veterinary Services in Quebec First Nations Community

  • A stray dog outside the sterilization clinic on the Manawan First Nations Community in Quebec. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

  • Sterilization surgery for stray dogs at a clinic on the Manawan First Nations Community in Quebec. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

  • A puppy at a sterilization clinic on the Manawan First Nations Community in Quebec. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

  • A stray dog at a sterilization clinic on the Manawan First Nations Community in Quebec. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

A mass sterilization clinic for stray and roaming dogs was completed this week on the First Nations reserve of Manawan (Quebec). Humane Society International/Canada assisted Chiots Nordiques, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the humane management of stray and roaming dogs in remote Quebec communities.

Mass sterilization is an efficient and humane method to control the dog overpopulation crisis these communities face but do not have the resources to address. Additionally, a lack of veterinary services leads to animal welfare issues such as untreated wounds or illnesses. These clinics not only help animals in need – they also contribute to these communities by reducing the incidence of dog bite injuries and zoonotic diseases.

Want to help? Support HSI's Animal Rescue Fund: hsicanada.ca/rescueanimals.

Over five days, the two organizations sterilized 144 dogs. This June, Chiots Nordiques and HSI/Canada are pairing up again to visit another remote community that struggles with canine overpopulation – Kitcisakik, in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region.

Media Contact: Christopher Paré, 514 395-2914, cpare@hsi.org

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