The Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force (ASNTF) provides high volume spay and neuter clinics to First Nations in Alberta in order to improve the quality of life to dogs and cats living in these communities and to reduce human/animals confilct. Our group also provides vaccinations, tattoos and parasite control to the animals participating in our clinics. The ASNTF rescues dogs and cats that are placed with partner rescue groups to be rehomed.
In addition, the ASNTF expanded its Strategic Plan to include providingsup port, training, resources and guidance to First Nation communities in designing and implementing a successful community based Dog Care and Control Program (DC&CP). The Components of the Program are: Legislation (Dog Care and Control By Laws), enforcement, education housing of impounded or stray dogs, registration and licensing of dogs, a structured free pet food program and accesible spay and neuter services. The bylaws address not only animal welfare but also assist with creating a safe environement for community members and encouraging responsible dog ownership. In 2016, the ASNTF and Siksika Nation Entered into a pilot project to work together to develop and implement a very successful community based Siksika Nation Dog Care and Control Program(SDCCP). The ASNTF is currently assisting addisional communities who are at different stages of development of the DC&CP initiative. Our goal isto expand the Program to support comminuties who prioritize improving the safety and health of community members and their pets. The ASNTF also provides assistance to pets and their owners impacted by disaters.