Staying Safe with Free Roaming Dogs
Mission Statement We partner with communities who request guidance, support, and resources to humanely manage their companion animal population, in order to improve the safety of their community and the well being of the animals.
Vision Statement Humans and companion animals live in harmony in communities where compassion, respect and kindness guide their actions.
Siksika Justice Department Animal Control Officer: Norman Running Rabbit, Jr
Host: Alanna Collicutt
ASNTF Dog Care & Control Program Manager
Sound Design: Six Degrees Sound/Music
Producer: Sue Hutch
Production Crew: Bamboo Shoots Calgary
Community Members: April Iron Shirt, Kyle Stimson, Averey Bull Bear, Leonard Bear Shirt, Melanie Black,
We are grateful to Dyan Breaker, Senior Manager, Siksika Justice Department
The Alberta Spay & Neuter Task Force (ASNTF) provides high volume, on site spay and neuter clinics as well as guidance, support and resources for community based Dog Care and Control Programs for First Nation communities. The Program includes legislation (bylaws), humane enforcement, licensing and registration of dogs, an accessible spay/neuter program, education, facilitating the sheltering of impounded or stray dogs, and a structured free pet food program for eligible community members. We provide these services by request of the First Nation.
The clinics are licensed by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and we must meet their guidelines in order to provide safe surgery for our patients. Since our inception, we have spayed/neutered, vaccinated and tattooed over 15,000 dogs and cats and re-homed over 6,000 pets through our partner rescue groups. We have partnered with 18 First Nations. Our goal is to reduce human/dog conflict in order to improve the safety in the community and to improve the health and well being of the companion animals living in these communities.
The Task Force also provides assistance in times of disaster for companion animals as well as in field vaccination clinics in response to Canine Distemper outbreaks.
Our Deepest Gratitude!
Without donations and grants we would not be able to do the important work that we do. Thank you for believing in our cause, we are so grateful for your enormous generosity and support.