WINNIPEG — Manitoba-based dog rescue organization has received a massive donation to help in its efforts to spay and neuter dogs in First Nations communities.
Manitoba Underdogs Rescue received $30,000 from PetSmart Charities of Canada towards its Fix It! Manitoba spay/neuter program.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with PetSmart Charities of Canada for the second year in a row,” said program coordinator Kayla Simpson.
“This grant couldn’t have come at a better time as we look to build relationships with new communities in the province. We cannot thank PetSmart Charities of Canada enough for this opportunity to fuel our spay/neuter initiatives in First Nations communities throughout Manitoba.”
With the donation, MUR is expected to provide 250 surgeries to dogs, while also delivering other veterinary care such as vaccinations, wellness checks and medications to pets in participating communities.
The organization is also aiming to host four mobile spay/neuter clinics this year that will serve a collective population of 200 owned dogs. The organization also plans to complete 50 fix-and-return spay/neuter surgeries for community dogs in First Nations neighbourhoods.