K9 Advocates Manitoba is a non-profit organization. We are devoted to assisting rural First Nation communities with the ongoing problem of canine over population. We are a front line rescue that brings in homeless, injured, sick, emaciated or unwanted dogs. We provide the vetting and care needed before transporting them to our partners in out of province rescues where there is often a wait list of people wanting to adopt dogs.
Because of the large numbers of dogs we bring in, as well as not adopting out ourselves (and therefore not receiving adoption fees), it makes us very reliant on donations to continue to function. To date, we have rescued over 6000 dogs who would otherwise not have survived.
We also run a Spay & Return program where we commute to remote communities and bring in owned dogs to spay and then return to their families. We pay the transport and vetting costs and also arrange temporary foster while the spayed dog is healing from surgery. In 2019, we spayed 50 dogs that would have otherwise not have been spayed and thus contributed to the over population crisis in Manitoba. This year so far, (even amidst the covid-19 pandemic) we have spayed nearly 80 dogs within our Spay & Return program!