One of the biggest challenges organizations working to rescue animals in and/or with remote and northern communities is high transportation costs. Paws for Hope Animal Foundation recognizes this as a major barrier to improving the welfare of animals in these communities, and has established grant funding that specifically supports the transportation costs of this life saving work.
Spirit’s Mission works closely with Saik’uz First Nations in Vanderhoof. In addition to providing Animal Wellness Clinics, they work with community members to ensure animals get the medical attention they need, and/or are rehomed. Animals must be transported out of the community in order for them to receive surgical medical attention and/or to find them new families. Spirit’s Mission works closely with Crooked Leg Ranch and the Victoria Humane Society to ensure no animal is left behind, and is given a second chance.
This $1,000 grant will assist with the ongoing transportation needs, and will support the network transportation between the three organizations. The plight of animals in remote and northern communities is a crisis across Canada, the goal for us at Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is to work with our partners to make a meaningful and sustainable difference in each community in need. For more information on our Vision and ways you can help, visit our website.
In the meantime, enjoy the photos below of some of the animals in Saik’uz who have required transport.