Project Aims to Control Pet Numbers in Stanley

Monday, September 20, 2004 at 13:14



Health officials in Stanley Mission hope a pilot project to spay and neuter the community’s pets will keep animal populations down.


The project was spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Dr. Linda Haverstock, who during her tours of the North, noticed that vet services were unavailable in many northern communities — leading to a number of community health issues.


In a recent trip to Stanley Mission, several vets from the south accompanied Haverstock and managed to treat 47 of the community’s cats and dogs.


Stanley Mission health director Wilfred McKenzie is hoping this measure puts a dent in the number of dogs and cats in the community.


The next stage of the pilot project will take place in the spring of next year.