To support First Nation members in restoring the importance of companion animals by helping create spay/neuter and other animal-centered events in their community that stresses the care of dogs and cats and creates a safe and caring environment for all living creatures.
About Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force
We are a dedicated and compassionate team of veterinarians, animal health technologists and other volunteers that provides veterinary care for companion animals living on Alberta’s First Nations. The Task Force also offers educational programs for these communities.
Our volunteer based group provides licenced, on-site clinics that can be held in community halls, school gyms, etc. We have the ability to set up a MASH type surgical unit to spay and neuter up to 430 animals over one weekend. We have also accepted up to 195 relinquished or stray dogs and cats at one clinic that are placed with rescue groups o be rehomed. All clinics are funded in whole or in part by the community.
In 2014, the Task Force spayed or neutered a total of 2,533 animals. An additional 915 relinquished or stray dogs and cats were placed with our amazing partner rescue groups to be re-homed. Our group also provides emergency funds for those owners who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets.
We are guided by the communities we work with and believe that, together, we can create a better future for all.