Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 5/10/2009 (2550 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
My volunteer program has set up five spay/neuter and vaccination clinics in northern Manitoba. My program has flown dogs and cats down to Winnipeg for adoption and also includes vaccinations and surgeries. So far, 117 surgeries, mainly on dogs, have been performed. These clinics took place thanks to caring veterinarians, compassionate donors, and a community contact person who made them happen.
Ile a la Crosse could organize a similar set-up by flying pet owners' dogs down to Saskatoon for surgery and flying them back. The mayor also could look at flying unwanted dogs down to rescue groups and shelters in his province. The money was there to hire expensive lawyers, someone to shoot the dogs, and bullets that brutally ended their lives. Therefore, the money will be there to prevent a similar horrific outcome in the future.