Clinics

 

The Task Force holds clinics from April to early October because most of the dogs that come to our clinics live outside. We don’t want to risk any of our patients getting too cold! Clinic dates are posted at the beginning of the year and are tentative until we can confirm funding and a site for the clinic through community consultation. We are a volunteer based non profit and many volunteers use their holiday time to help at our clinics. Each clinic requires approximately 3,100 volunteer hours to plan and execute the clinic and up to 170 volunteers. We have cared for 580 animals in just 3 days! This includes dogs and cats receiving surgery as well as stray or relinquished animals. Many of our patients stay overnight.


Thank You

September 29 – October 01 Cold Lake First Nation

63 Dog Spays97 Dog Neuters 42 Cat Spays29 Cat Neuters

92 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

In total 323 animals were assisted!

Thank you to all of you who made this clinic possible and a success!

Special thanks to our clinic sponsors:

  • Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
  • Four Feet Companion Foundation


September 8 – 10 Goodfish First Nation

53 Dog Spays48 Dog Neuters 10 Cat Spays3 Cat Neuters

117 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

In total 231 animals were assisted!

Thank you to all of you who made this clinic possible and a success!


August 18 – 20 Siksika First Nation

78 Dog Spays80 Dog Neuters 74 Cat Spays66 Cat Neuters

103 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

In total 401 animals were assisted!

Thank you to all of you who made this clinic possible and a success!


July 7 – 9 Blood Tribe First Nation

73 Dog Spays65 Dog Neuters 59 Cat Spays48 Cat Neuters

100 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

In total 345 animals were assisted!

Thank you to all of you who made this clinic possible and a success!


June 10 – 17 Fort McMurray Area:

June 10 & 11 Fort McMurray First Nation

30 Dog Spays43 Dog Neuters 13 Cat Spays7 Cat Neuters

93 total surgeries.

June 13 & 14 Chipewan Prairie Dene First Nation (Janvier)

43 Dog Spays74 Dog Neuters 1 Cat Spays2 Cat Neuters

120 total surgeries.

June 16 & 17 Fort McKay First Nation

35 Dog Spays56 Dog Neuters 8 Cat Spays7 Cat Neuters

106 total surgeries.

74 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

…including 1 Mare & her Foal as well as 1 Hedgehog.

In total 393 animals were assisted!

Special thanks to our partners:

  • The Spring Family
  • Fort McMurray SPCA
  • Fort McMurray Hotel Group
  • Phoenix Heli-Flight


May 12 – 14 Frog Lake First Nation

90 Dog Spays89 Dog Neuters 38 Cat Spays44 Cat Neuters

102 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

In total 363 animals were assisted on the weekend!

Special thanks to:

  • Lead Veterinarians: Dr. Wendy Drohan, DVM
  • Medical Manager: Jackie Lind, RVT
  • Community Liaison: Paul Saponara, RN

12 Veterinarians14 Registered Veterinary Technologists 99 General Volunteers

125 TOTAL

Funding provided by:

  • PetSmart Charities
  • Donner Canadian Foundation
  • Morning Sky Health Wellness Society


April 7 – 9 Piikani First Nation

60 Dog Spays79 Dog Neuters 80 Cat Spays60 Cat Neuters

101 Stray or relinquished animals were placed with our partner rescue groups.

In total 380 animals were assisted on the weekend!

Special thanks to:

  • Lead Veterinarians: Dr. Wendy Drohan and Dr. Alice Chan
  • Medical Manager: Jackie Lind, RVT
  • Community Liaison: Vicky Whitecow

17 Veterinarians16 Registered Veterinary Technologists 101 General Volunteers

134 TOTAL

Funding provided by:

  • PetSmart Charities
  • Piikani First Nation
  • Heather Waddell