FIX IT! MANITOBA
Manitoba houses over fifty rescues and shelters; between them all, thousands of helpless dogs rescued and adopted to loving homes year after year. Rescues and shelters are critical to the animal welfare in Manitoba, but it’s a constant battle against the alarming number of helpless dogs who continue to reproduce and add to Manitoba’s overpopulated dog population.
Part of our mandate is to help control the animal population in a humane, animal friendly manner. To accomplish this, our Fix It! program will:Support and host information sessions and events to create awareness about the benefits of controlling the animal population of Manitoba.
Run spay and neuter clinics in high risk Manitoba communities and provide.subsidized services for low income households;
Partner with provincial initiatives that aim to address pet overpopulation.
Benefits to community members:No more heat cycles/unwanted puppies.
Prevent unwanted males from wandering looking to mate.
Prevent dog bites (70-76% of reported dog bites are by intact male dogs).
Altered animals are more affectionate.
Less disease among the animals reduces disease in the human population.
Shooting dogs as a means of animal control has a negative impact on the community, especially children.
Benefits to fixed dog population:Altered animals live longer, healthier lives.
Females have reduced risks of uterine, ovarian and mammary cancers.
Males have reduced risks of prostate cancer and disorders.
Dogs are less likely to run away, get hit by cars, get into fights or chase livestock.
Spay and neuter is a humane way of animal control.