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About

In the vast majority of Canadian communities it is unusual to have pets that have not been spayed or neutered or have not had regular vaccinations and basic health care. In fact, for most of us, it is difficult to imagine having little or no access to health care for your pets, however, there are countless pet owners in communities in Canada (and beyond) where this is the reality.

These communities are full of pet owners with dogs and cats that are not sterilized, not vaccinated and do not have access to minimal health care. They are either in very remote locations with no access OR the community members are financially not able to afford to travel to a veterinary clinic (often a fair distance) or pay for the services.

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) is a registered charity that provides volunteer veterinary services for these types of communities. Our main focus is on our Canadian Indigenous and remote communities. Our mission is to assist these communities with pet population control and disease prevention while working toward a locally run, sustainable pet population management plan for the future.

Many communities that we partner with were controlling their population either through mass culls (if very remote and there was no other choice) or, if available, re-homing through rescue organizations that help to transfer the animals out of the community when needed. This is a big job for rescue groups and removing or culling dogs does not solve the basic issue of repopulation on a long-term basis. There is a never-ending supply of new animals to replace those that were removed.

We know that through spay/neuter and vaccination programs the health and welfare of the animals improves by creating a healthier population, less fighting, less strays, and less unwanted animals that are not cared for. Animal health is also undeniably intertwined with the health of the people in the community (both physically and psychologically) thus helping the animals, helps the people and the community as a whole.

We also understand that the spay/neuter and vaccination programs are only part of the solution. A locally run pet population management plan needs to be set in place in order for a long-term humane solution to be successful and we assist with that. We are continually building a network of resources for the local community leaders to assist them in creating a pet population management plan that works for them. Our model is always evolving and improving. Empowering pet owners with the ability to care for their pets is invaluable in creating an environment for change in the community as a whole.

We provide the following at no charge to the community members in need:
o canine and feline population control (sterilization surgery)
o disease control (vaccinating and deworming)
o humane education on basic animal needs and care
o work with the community leaders to build a network of resources to facilitate local sustainable options for a pet population management plan

Most of our communities are remote access and getting to them is part of the challenge (and also the reason why they need our help!) To get our team members to the location to do the work that is needed, we rely on our Aeroplan program to help get them there. Your Aeroplan donation will make a difference to the animals in need.

Please visit our website at www.caat-canada.org or follow us on social media at:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CAAT.Canada/

Twitter and Instagram. Caat_Canada

About

In the vast majority of Canadian communities it is unusual to have pets that have not been spayed or neutered or have not had regular vaccinations and basic health care. In fact, for most of us, it is difficult to imagine having little or no access to health care for your pets, however, there are countless pet owners in communities in Canada (and beyond) where this is the reality.

These communities are full of pet owners with dogs and cats that are not sterilized, not vaccinated and do not have access to minimal health care. They are either in very remote locations with no access OR the community members are financially not able to afford to travel to a veterinary clinic (often a fair distance) or pay for the services.

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) is a registered charity that provides volunteer veterinary services for these types of communities. Our main focus is on our Canadian Indigenous and remote communities. Our mission is to assist these communities with pet population control and disease prevention while working toward a locally run, sustainable pet population management plan for the future.

Many communities that we partner with were controlling their population either through mass culls (if very remote and there was no other choice) or, if available, re-homing through rescue organizations that help to transfer the animals out of the community when needed. This is a big job for rescue groups and removing or culling dogs does not solve the basic issue of repopulation on a long-term basis. There is a never-ending supply of new animals to replace those that were removed.

We know that through spay/neuter and vaccination programs the health and welfare of the animals improves by creating a healthier population, less fighting, less strays, and less unwanted animals that are not cared for. Animal health is also undeniably intertwined with the health of the people in the community (both physically and psychologically) thus helping the animals, helps the people and the community as a whole.

We also understand that the spay/neuter and vaccination programs are only part of the solution. A locally run pet population management plan needs to be set in place in order for a long-term humane solution to be successful and we assist with that. We are continually building a network of resources for the local community leaders to assist them in creating a pet population management plan that works for them. Our model is always evolving and improving. Empowering pet owners with the ability to care for their pets is invaluable in creating an environment for change in the community as a whole.

We provide the following at no charge to the community members in need:
o canine and feline population control (sterilization surgery)
o disease control (vaccinating and deworming)
o humane education on basic animal needs and care
o work with the community leaders to build a network of resources to facilitate local sustainable options for a pet population management plan

Most of our communities are remote access and getting to them is part of the challenge (and also the reason why they need our help!) To get our team members to the location to do the work that is needed, we rely on our Aeroplan program to help get them there. Your Aeroplan donation will make a difference to the animals in need.

Please visit our website at www.caat-canada.org or follow us on social media at:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CAAT.Canada/

Twitter and Instagram. Caat_Canada

News and updates

Getting our Volunteers to where they are needed most

This June, we were SO happy to land in Bella Coola once again, finally, after COVID delays!    Bella Coola is a remote community in the mountains of the Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia.   There closest veterinarian is a 6 hour drive through mountain roads, sometimes...

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What Dreams May Come
9/9/20, 3:44 PM
It was wonderful to see the whole community involved!

WHAT DREAMS MAY COMEThe work of the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT)By Nicole Jamieson, DVM Have you ever had a dream come true?    I live in Prince Rupert and work as a veterinarian at Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital. I am a member of the Tsimshian Nation and the Lax...

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Reaching remote communities and making a difference!

A testimonial on what your Aeroplan donations help us to achieve!   "I would like to take a moment to impart the importance of groups like CAAT.   Spending 10 years back home in a small isolated town found me struggling through frustration and heartbreak doing everything...

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Canadian Animal Assistance Team reaches Bella Coola

Our team arrived on a small plane landing between the mountains in the beautiful Bella Coola valley.   This is where we were to volunteer our veterinary services for the next several days.   We had been invited to this remote community by the Nuxalk Band Chief and two local community...

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Without the donation program, we would never have been able to do it!

We all held our breath, willing the plane to land.  It was our third attempt at getting into Pangirtung, Nunavut (Pang).   The first two attempts had been unsuccessful due to foggy conditions and we had to turn back to Iqaluit to wait it out. This time, it was a beautiful, clear...

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Anonymous
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