Strays Hurting Diabetes Prevention in the North

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 14:55



The North’s medical officer of health has come up with another reason why northern communities should get a handle on their dog populations.


Dr. James Irvine says stray dogs running in packs could very well be hurting diabetes prevention efforts in northern Saskatchewan.


Irvine says it’s not uncommon for northern residents to call off plans for a jog or a walk if there are large numbers of stray dogs running loose.


Last week, the mayor of Buffalo Narrows put the call out for a dog catcher to try and control that community’s strays.