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Spay/neuter program a humane answer

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Re: Village to kill loose dogs (Sept. 27). I am not surprised that another native child has been attacked by a dog in another native community. As an animal lover, especially of dogs, it disheartens me that many end up getting shot. Spay/neuter surgeries are not only humane but also are very effective in keeping the population down. Every surgery is a victory and means six to 10 fewer puppies running around from each litter.

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.

GAYLE McKENZIE

Calgary, Alta.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 6, 2009 A11

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