The Animal North Network is guided by the “One-Health, One-Welfare” model, which recognizes the unity and interconnectedness of people and pet health as they relate to each other and the environment. Working with communities in the North, we support expanding community strategies and provide essential animal services.
Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinics
- Led by a collective of participating licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians, medical services such as spaying/neutering, vaccinating and wellness examinations can be brought directly to communities that may not otherwise have access to such care for their animals.
- The distance to a local veterinarian can be a real barrier to receiving essential and, often, critical medical care. Adverse weather conditions, remoteness, travel requirements and a lack of nearby veterinary hospitals are among the challenges faced by communities.
- Spaying and neutering has proven to be an effective medical service in reducing and controlling companion animal overpopulation while also offering multiple health benefits to the individual animal.
Pet Food Program
- Via a collaboration of animal wellness partners, and through the generosity of individuals, groups, and corporate donors, food can be shared to areas in the North where the needs are the greatest.
- The average cost of a small bag of dog food in remote fly-in communities in the North is $90.
- Through the Animal North Network, partners from various professional sectors work together to deliver resources to communities by road, air, train, boat or any combination therein when requests from the North are received.