Grey Bruce Aboriginal Qimmiq Team
The Grey Bruce Aboriginal Qimmiq Team has been partnering with First Nation communities in Northern Ontario for a number of years, in an attempt to improve community and animal welfare by assisting with sustainable humane dog population control. Spay and neuter services as well as vaccination against communicable diseases, parasite control and animal identification is provided to the dogs and cats in these communities. Dr. Linda Bolton, founder of GBAQT, was a driving force in helping NSNP get started. Dr. Bolton shared valuable organizational information with NSNP which allowed us to avoid having to ‘reinvent the wheel’ but rather get a quick start in this very important work. It is a pleasure to be able to now partner with GBAQT in the delivery of clinics. NSNP organizes the clinics and a team of GBAQT veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants travel from Southern Ontario to Thunder Bay where they meet NSNP members and travel to the host First Nation to conduct up to five day veterinary clinics. Each of the veterinary and NSNP team members volunteers their time and expertise. NSNP first worked with GBAQT in Big Grassy River in the spring of 2017 and is excited to partner with them again in June 2018 to offer clinics in Rocky Bay and Lake Helen First Nations.