There are 25 Northern dogs taking a pit-stop at the OSPCA transfer station in Midland. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society welcomed the delivery this week from Northern Manitoba. That delivery includes 16 puppies! The dogs will stay in Midland to receive veterinary care.
The dogs will then be transferred to Ontario SPCA animal centres around the province to be adopted. Adopting Northern rescue dogs has become a popular trend for people in our area since 2015. And for good reason. I mean, look at those eyes.
The Northern dog rescue program continues to grow. The Ontario SPCA says a lack of access to basic animal wellness services remains in remote locations throughout Canada. That lack of veterinarian services has led to uncontrolled growth of dog populations across Northern Canada. The program has been widely used, with over 1,000 animals finding their way to homes throughout Ontario since the program began in 2015 through the Support the North program.
“Dog overpopulation is an ongoing issue that needs a multi-faceted approach,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, Chief, Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “Working with our partners, we are not only finding homes for dogs, but we are also bringing mobile spay/neuter services to underserved areas of the province to create long-term change.”
Interested in adopting a Northern dog? Visit ontariospca.ca to see animals available for adoption.