Going to the dogs … in a good way
A vet uses a stethoscope to assess the health of a dog during a three-day stop of mobile pet services in the community.
Photos provided by Niagara SPCA and Humane Society and Ontario SPCA.
Four-legged friends on Manitoulin Island got a helping hand thanks to two organizations focused on pet care.
Mobile units from the Niagara SPCA and Humane Society and Ontario SPCA were in Wikwemikong last week as part of their province-wide program to assist under-serviced communities in Ontario.
John Greer with the Niagara SPCA says they performed nearly 100 spay/neuter procedures and close to 200 animal wellness examinations in the three days, they were on the Island.
He adds the state-of-the-art mobile units are fully equipped and staffed, and are a crucial tool in providing such services in Ontario.
A veterinarian examines a dog in Wikwemikong during a visit by two mobile units operated by the Niagara SPCA and Humane Society and Ontario SPCA last week.
John Greer, executive director of the Niagara SPCA and Humane Society, takes a break outside a traveling vet clinic with one of the many animals that were helped during a recent visit to Wikwemikong.
The Ontario SPCA launched its own mobile wellness trailer in June, thanks to a grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through the Giving Back Project.