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Sled dog exam and vaccinations in Baker Lake. Photo: Laura Sutton
The Canadian Animal Assistance Team's
2013 Northern Canada Animal Health Care Project
The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) completes its five-year program when their wellness clinic returns to Baker Lake, Nunavut this September. Each year, community members have been eager to bring in the dogs (and cats) they want to receive veterinary services. The sterilization program has dramatically reduced the dog population growth rate since CAAT began work there. Also, the majority of the dog population has been annually vaccinated against disease during these clinics and, with the government program for rabies vaccine, will continue to be within the community.
This visit will include:
1. Spay / Neuter Program to address overpopulation concerns;It takes cooperation and commitment from the communities themselves to make this work! The Canadian Animal Assistance Team will only assist communities where they are invited, welcomed and everyone is working toward a common community goal.
For more information, visit the CAAT website, where you can help support their northern wellness clinics by making an online donation.