In This Issue....From the Editor: The Fan Hitch... Enhanced
F.I.D.O.: Andrew Maher and Julia Landry
In the News
Out on the Ice: Three Days with ISDs in North Greenland
Two Friends, Fourteen Dogs…One Quest!
The Nunavut Quest’s 10th Anniversary Run
BAS Vignette: Lampwick Harnesses
Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update
CAAT’s 2008 Northern Schedule
The Chinook Project Returns to Kimmirut
Product Review Update: Double Driver Sled
IMHO: On Feral Cats and Inuit Sled Dogs
CAAT team members Isabelle and Annette induce anesthesia
by intravenous injection. Photo: CAAT
The Canadian Animal Assistance Team's
2008 Northern Wellness Clinics
The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) will be traveling to three communities in Nunavut and one in Nunatsiavut (Newfoundland-Labrador), beginning this summer. Teams comprised of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants and educator-assistants will be in Kugluktuk (Coppermine) from June 12-23, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) from July 9-17, Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake) from August 20-September 1 and in Nain, Nunatsiavut from September 8-September 15. Participating team members come from the southern Canadian provinces and not only volunteer their time and expertise, but also pay a portion of the expenses for the privilege of serving these northern communities.
CAAT has been fundraising for donations of cash and Aeroplan frequent flyer points to help support their ambitious 2008 northern Canadian schedule. The host communities have been very actively involved in support of CAAT’s eagerly anticipated wellness clinics, too. Local residents have donated Aeroplan miles and have held bingo events to raise funds.
Hamlet residents have responded positively and enthusiastically to surveys that CAAT handed out during the planning stages of the wellness clinics. Based on this input, CAAT teams expect that their activities will focus on spaying, neutering, vaccinating, deworming, educating and whatever else needs to be accomplished for communities' dogs (and cats, too).
To learn more about CAAT and their work and how you can help, visit their primary website, and the Ontario Chapter site (the Ontario Chapter is responsible for Animal Wellness Projects in remote areas of Eastern Canada).