Because of supporters like you, HSI/Canada sterilized more than 90 dogs and even brought some back to our emergency shelter for adoption.
Dear clint,

Last month, our HSI/Canada team, along with our partner group Chiots Nordiques, hosted a sterilization clinic for stray and wandering dogs in the remote First Nations community of Mingan, Quebec. Located 18 hours north of Montreal, the community is so secluded that it doesn’t have any access to veterinary services, leading to overpopulation of street dogs.

As we walked through the community, we found a very matted black dog named Edgar. His fur was so tangled and dirty, we couldn’t even see his face.


We took Edgar to our clinic to receive medical treatment, sterilization and a much needed makeover. One of our volunteers even fell in love with him and adopted him! With his new hair-do and a forever home, Edgar is enjoying the life all dogs deserve to live: running around on the grass, feeling fresh air on his newly shaved fur and getting endless love from his new family.


Because of compassionate people like you, we’ve brought back more than 150 street dogs from indigenous communities to find forever homes this year in Canada.

Your support makes our lifesaving working possible as we continue our spay/neuter program in remote First Nations communities all throughout Canada and in so many other areas of the world. This work is crucial in providing practical solutions including free mass sterilization clinics and placement of unwanted dogs.

Thank you for all that you do for animals.


Kitty Block
Humane Society International

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