Animal management is an ongoing struggle for many First Nations communities in BC.
Many people have limited resources, are isolated and have no access to veterinary care. As a result, animal populations become unmanageable, and animals can suffer from disease, neglect, and death. Science, research, consultation and experience have taught us that spay and neutering alone is not effective. To succeed, a comprehensive approach is needed.
We support and help communities to develop long term sustainable animal management plans. This may include:
- Rehoming stray animals
- Development of bylaws or Tribal laws
- Knowledge-sharing programs on dog/cat behaviour and care
- Development of an emergency pet-food bank
- Access to veterinary care (spay, neuter, vaccinations, deworming, injuries, etc.)