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Creation date: March 5, 2012

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Aeroplan Contribution
1,037 points donated
14/10/2020
Gloria S
NL
1,350 points donated
18/05/2024
Joo s
WA
2,522 points donated
11/05/2024
Keith J
10,647 points donated
08/05/2024
Patricia D
ON
3,100 points donated
02/05/2024
Jose R
NY
1,000 points donated
01/05/2024
Takehiro K
ON
2,500 points donated
29/04/2024
Grant S
MB
2,102 points donated
28/04/2024
Joey M
AZ
2,500 points donated
27/04/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
27/04/2024
Rodrigo S
12,979 points donated
27/04/2024
Suzanne P
ON
1,000 points donated
27/04/2024
Sandra K
ON
5,000 points donated
26/04/2024
Sophia H
AZ
13,375 points donated
25/04/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
11/04/2024
Anonymous
4,867 points donated
05/04/2024
Ariela S
BC
5,000 points donated
27/03/2024
Lesley F
BC
10,000 points donated
27/03/2024
Fraser H
ON
4,495 points donated
26/03/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
10/03/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
10/03/2024
Robert G
WA
12,000 points donated
28/02/2024
Michael R
GA
1,000 points donated
27/02/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
07/02/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
03/02/2024
Blake R
GA
1,000 points donated
01/02/2024

About

In Canada, access to veterinary care for pets varies significantly across different communities. While many Canadian pet owners have easy access to spaying, neutering, vaccinations, and basic health care for their pets, there are other communities where this reality is quite different.

In these rural and, often remote, communities, pet owners often have limited or no access to veterinary services. Others struggle financially and cannot afford to travel to distant veterinary clinics or pay for necessary pet care.

A very common result of this is overpopulation of dogs and cats. While rehoming pets, if feasible given some remote locations, can help, it is an never ending cycle. New animals continue to replace those that were removed. Outbreaks of diseases like parvovirus and distemper are common, and rabies poses a real threat to both animals and humans in certain regions where access to vaccinations is limited to non-existent.

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) is a registered charity that aims to bridge this gap. Our focus is primarily on Indigenous and remote communities in Canada. We provide volunteer veterinary services directly within these communities, addressing pet population control and disease prevention. Additionally, we collaborate with community leaders to develop sustainable community animal management plans to support the local needs.

Recognizing that animal health is closely tied to human well-being—both physically and psychologically—our efforts benefit not only the animals but also the people and the community as a whole.

Reaching these communities poses a challenge due to their remote locations. To carry out our vital work, we rely on donated Aeroplan points to transport team members to these areas. Your Aeroplan donation can help us continue providing essential veterinary services where they are needed most.

To see CAAT at work visit us on...

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

Instagram caat_canada

Also, visit our Success Stories under News & Updates to see how donated Aeroplan Points have made a difference!

About

In Canada, access to veterinary care for pets varies significantly across different communities. While many Canadian pet owners have easy access to spaying, neutering, vaccinations, and basic health care for their pets, there are other communities where this reality is quite different.

In these rural and, often remote, communities, pet owners often have limited or no access to veterinary services. Others struggle financially and cannot afford to travel to distant veterinary clinics or pay for necessary pet care.

A very common result of this is overpopulation of dogs and cats. While rehoming pets, if feasible given some remote locations, can help, it is an never ending cycle. New animals continue to replace those that were removed. Outbreaks of diseases like parvovirus and distemper are common, and rabies poses a real threat to both animals and humans in certain regions where access to vaccinations is limited to non-existent.

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) is a registered charity that aims to bridge this gap. Our focus is primarily on Indigenous and remote communities in Canada. We provide volunteer veterinary services directly within these communities, addressing pet population control and disease prevention. Additionally, we collaborate with community leaders to develop sustainable community animal management plans to support the local needs.

Recognizing that animal health is closely tied to human well-being—both physically and psychologically—our efforts benefit not only the animals but also the people and the community as a whole.

Reaching these communities poses a challenge due to their remote locations. To carry out our vital work, we rely on donated Aeroplan points to transport team members to these areas. Your Aeroplan donation can help us continue providing essential veterinary services where they are needed most.

To see CAAT at work visit us on...

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

Instagram caat_canada

Also, visit our Success Stories under News & Updates to see how donated Aeroplan Points have made a difference!

News and updates

114 animals seen in 4 days!

CAAT has a long history with the Burns Lake and surrounding First Nations communities.   We started our volunteer clinics there in 2011, with the Lakes Animal Friendship Society (LAFS) playing a HUGE role in getting us there and making things happen.   By 2016, the level of animals in...

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Local access to Veterinary Services makes a world of difference

In our volunteer work, we are often travelling to remote places where access to veterinary care is limited to none.   This was no exception.   The Yukon is a vast territory with miles and miles of spectacular wilderness with massive mountains and forests as far as you could...

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Two communities in one trip!!
5/11/23, 12:39 PM
Two communities in ONE trip!

Our volunteer veterinary team headed north of Vancouver Island to the remote island communities of Bella Bella and Klemtu, BC.     One of our biggest expenses in providing veterinary services to remote communities is the airfare.    Getting our team to where they are needed...

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Providing vet services in the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) were happy to be invited back to Kuujjuaq to provide veterinary services again.    The pandemic delayed our return and we were happy to finally be able to get there and care for the dogs and cats of this far Northern community.We saw a...

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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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Thanks to our supporters

Aeroplan Contribution
1,037 points donated
14/10/2020
Gloria S
NL
1,350 points donated
18/05/2024
Joo s
WA
2,522 points donated
11/05/2024
Keith J
10,647 points donated
08/05/2024
Patricia D
ON
3,100 points donated
02/05/2024
Jose R
NY
1,000 points donated
01/05/2024
Takehiro K
ON
2,500 points donated
29/04/2024
Grant S
MB
2,102 points donated
28/04/2024
Joey M
AZ
2,500 points donated
27/04/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
27/04/2024
Rodrigo S
12,979 points donated
27/04/2024
Suzanne P
ON
1,000 points donated
27/04/2024
Sandra K
ON
5,000 points donated
26/04/2024
Sophia H
AZ
13,375 points donated
25/04/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
11/04/2024
Anonymous
4,867 points donated
05/04/2024
Ariela S
BC
5,000 points donated
27/03/2024
Lesley F
BC
10,000 points donated
27/03/2024
Fraser H
ON
4,495 points donated
26/03/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
10/03/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
10/03/2024
Robert G
WA
12,000 points donated
28/02/2024
Michael R
GA
1,000 points donated
27/02/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
07/02/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
03/02/2024
Blake R
GA
1,000 points donated
01/02/2024