The Peterborough Humane Society has partnered again—you may recall our post from last October—with the Provincial Animal Transfer Team and a team of amazing volunteers to find new homes for 18 dogs and cats that have recently travelled down from Big Trout Lake First Nation.
As part of their community animal management program, the Elders and Band Council from Big Trout Lake First Nation invited the Ontario SPCA, Canadian Animal Assistance Team, Beat the Heat Kenora, Petsmart Charities, North Star Air Lts. and the Peterborough Humane Society to their community to provide a spay/neuter clinic to all of their resident pets and to then transfer south some of their community dogs and cats looking for new homes.
Peterborough's Jeff Day pictured in Big Trout Lake First Nation (Photo courtesy Peterborough Humane Society)
The Peterborough Humane Society was pleased to join in on this initiative by opening its doors to the 18 animals needing new homes. Peterborough’s own Jeff Day of Community Futures of Peterborough and his wife, Susie, joined the group up North to assist with the Spay/Neuter clinic.
“The community members of Big Trout Lake were most welcoming," says Jeff Day. "The opportunity to be a part of this collaborative effort was priceless. We would both relive this experience again and are excited for these animals to find their new forever homes.”
Members of animal transfer team and volunteers (Jeff Day is pictured at far right) at Big Trout First Nation (photo courtesy Peteborough Humane Society)
The Peterborough Humane Society says the pets that made their way down here will be ready for adoption as of Wednesday, July 5th, at 10 a.m.
Drop by the Humane Society between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. this week to adopt one. Pictures of the animals will be posted on the Humane Society website on Wednesday.