An organization who rescues, rehabilitates and cares for dogs in the province has received a $20,000 grant to perform spay and neuter procedures in central Manitoba.
The grant to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue from PetSmart Charities of Canada will see surgeries made possible in Chemawawin Cree Nation near Easterville.
“Our spay and neuter clinics are extremely important to animal welfare and health in Manitoba and we can’t run them without support from our generous donors,” said MUR executive director Jessica Hansen.
“We can’t wait to get into the community and start helping these animals who so desperately need care.”
Two mobile spay/neuter clinics will be funded through the grant with the goal to fix 100 dogs, while also providing wellness services such as vaccines, medications and veterinary check-ups.
Officials say the two clinics will prevent a minimum of 2,100 puppies from being born in the next 18 months, thereby dramatically lowering the population of homeless pets in Manitoba.