May 21, 2015
Animals Receive Much-Needed Veterinary Services in Quebec First Nations Community
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.
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.
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