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.
Stayed tuned for details on our next clinic!
|Clinic||Location||Date||Veterinary Services Provided by||Total Fixes||Rescued|
|Beat the Heat||Westman First Nations||April/May 2013||Pets First Vets||13||5|
|Easterville||Easterville First Nation||July 2013||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||7||-|
|Project 48||Sagkeeng First Nation||September 2013||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||48||6|
|Sandy Bay||Sandy Bay First Nation||December 2014||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||21||6|
|Beat the Heat 2.0||Westman First Nations||January 2015||Southglen Veterinary Hospital||10||-|
|Brokenhead||Brokenhead First Nation||June 2015||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||23||7|
|Sandy Bay 2.0||Sandy Bay First Nation||September 2015||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||13||7|
|Project Solo||Long Plain First Nation||April/May 2016||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||43||28|
|Project Asha||Long Plain First Nation||October 2016||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||51||44|
|Project Aspire||Sagkeeng First Nation||February 2017||Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services||50||16|
Thank you to the following sponsors for Project Solo that was held in Long Plain First Nation on April 30 and May 1, 2016.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Parker, rescued June 2014