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Letter to the Editor: OSPCA celebrates care

The Ontario SPCA Celebrates the care First Nations communities provide to the community dogs
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More than 70 dogs are making their way through Thunder Bay on the way to Southern Ontario after being rescued from remote communities. (Photos supplied by Amanda Bay).

To the editor: 

The Ontario SPCA wants to thank everyone for their continued support of our Provincial Animal Transfer Program. This program would not be possible without the public’s support, but it would also not be possible without the commitment to Animal Welfare shown by Indigenous communities.

These communities care deeply about their animals. That passion is why we were invited by the Chief, Band Councils and Elders from Wabaseemoong Independent Nation and Mishkeegogamang First Nation to work together to transfer community dogs in need of homes, and to work on an animal management program through mobile spay/neuter services.

The dogs transferred from these communities are wonderful dogs and will make fabulous pets, thanks to the care and attention given to them by the Indigenous communities.

Resources are always a challenge in Indigenous communities and access to veterinary care is very limited. We are pleased to be able to assist them by providing the resources they require for the animals in their community.

If you wish to learn more about how you can support the Provincial Animal Transfer Program, we invite you to visit


Judy Decicco, Chair, Northern Animal Services Committee, Ontario SPCA.