FIX IT! MANITOBA

fixit-web2 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 through mobile spay/neuter clinics.

Coming Up

Stayed tuned for details on our next clinic!

Successes

ClinicLocationDateVeterinary Services Provided byTotal FixesRescued
Beat the HeatWestman First NationsApril/May 2013Pets First Vets135
EastervilleEasterville First NationJuly 2013Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services7-
Project 48Sagkeeng First NationSeptember 2013Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services486
Sandy BaySandy Bay First NationDecember 2014Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services216
Beat the Heat 2.0Westman First NationsJanuary 2015Southglen Veterinary Hospital10-
BrokenheadBrokenhead First NationJune 2015Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services237
Sandy Bay 2.0Sandy Bay First NationSeptember 2015Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services137
Project SoloLong Plain First NationApril/May 2016Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services4328
Project AshaLong Plain First NationOctober 2016Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services5144
Project AspireSagkeeng First NationFebruary 2017Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services5016

Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for Project Solo that was held in Long Plain First Nation on April 30 and May 1, 2016.

sunova sponsor-dakotavet sponsor-carlyle
axis thewinniegpetshow sunny

Why Spay & Neuter?

The health and safety of a community is our top priority. Spay and neuter clinics help to stabilize the dog population in a community.

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 animal population 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 breast 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.
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Parker, rescued June 2014