The Ontario SPCA and community organizations partner with Whitefish Bay First Nation to provide Spay/Neuter Services to the community


Whitefish Bay, ON (February 19, 2016) – The Ontario SPCA is pleased to share another great partnership with Whitefish Bay First Nation

In an effort to help reduce the pet overpopulation within the community, the Whitefish Bay community and council invited the Ontario SPCA, Beat the Heat Kenora, the Grey Bruce Aboriginal Qimmiq Team, the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society and local volunteers, on to the First Nation community to provide spay/neuter services.

The Ontario SPCA is pleased to report that 79 surgeries were performed.

In addition to providing this essential service, the team was able to provide microchipping and vaccines to some of the local pets. The Ontario SPCA was also invited by the council to visit the local school and speak about humane education, like dog bite prevention, to the students. In addition, the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society helped to transfer 11 dogs to their adoption centre where they will be placed up for adoption.

In the fall of 2015, the Ontario SPCA teamed up with Whitefish Bay First Nation and transferred over 75 dogs down to southern Ontario and adopted them into loving homes.

“We are so excited that our partnership with Whitefish Bay First Nation continues to develop,” says Tanya Firmage Chief of Humane Programs and Community Outreach. “This is a wonderful Community that is working hard to care for animals. Together we are helping to provide pet owners with essential services.”

“We are so privileged to be working with such a great Community,” says Rob Andrews, First Nation Liaison, Ontario SPCA. “The Whitefish Bay First Nation Community has invited us in with open arms and we can’t thank them enough for their gracious hospitality.”

The Ontario SPCA continues to work with First Nation communities and invites the public to follow the Society’s blog for more updates on these collaborative events.