Manitoba’s feral dog situation

Our team is so pleased with the announcement from the Manitoba Government that funding has been provided to address the overpopulation of feral dogs in the province. This goal is shared by our organization, 100 Manitobans Who Love Animals.

“The Manitoba government is providing $750,000 in funding to the new One Health Program, a five-year veterinary outreach program to address animal health gaps and create opportunities for improved and accessible care in remote and Indigenous communities across Manitoba, Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere announced today. 

Read the entire government media release here.

Also read the CBC article and listen to the radio interview related to this issue.

Our organization is in its early stages, forming as a philanthropic group focused on supporting Winnipeg’s independent animal shelters and rescues. Stay tuned for more.

Animal welfare organizations warn of animal overpopulation crisis in Manitoba

CTV NEWS. Published March 11, 2024 8:10 p.m. ET, By Kimberly Rio Wertman 
Editorial Producer

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Animal welfare organizations are declaring a state of emergency due to animal overpopulation, and are calling for government support.

In an open letter, which was signed by 45 different organizations, the groups said the issue is increasing the risk of dog bites to humans, as well as the spread of diseases such as rabies.

Organizations urge government to act on animal overpopulation crisis

A beautiful Blue Heeler Cross is currently in the pound. The dog was Picked up on 11th St NW 26-Feb-2024. (supplied photo)

Kenora Miner & News, by Aaron Wilgosh, Published Mar 12, 2024

45 Animal Welfare Organizations (AWO) including the Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) have declared a State of Emergency due to the ongoing animal overpopulation crisis Manitoba is facing.

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PAWS releases Animal Overpopulation State of Emergency

Portage Online. Written by Noah Fuchs Monday, Mar 11 2024, 12:30 PM

45 Animal Welfare Organizations, including the Portage Animal Welfare Society(PAWS), have declared an Animal Overpopulation Crisis.

In a release shared on the PAWS Facebook page Monday, animal shelters are urging citizens to use their voices to forward their concerns regarding the crisis to elected officials.

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Animal welfare groups plead for food, supplies, spay-neuter clinic amid ‘crisis’


Dogs on the Chemawawin Reserve, in 2018. Animal welfare activisists say government support for their organizations is urgently needed due to the overwhelming number of stray dogs in need of care and the recent cullings in northern Manitoba communities.

Free Press

Marshal Hodgins,

Animal welfare advocates say the animal overpopulation crisis in Manitoba has reached a state of emergency and are calling on the province to provide more support.

Feed the Furbabies Canada, a Winnipeg-based organization that provides food and veterinary care to animals in need across Manitoba, sent an open letter signed by 45 animal welfare groups from across Canada to Premier Wab Kinew and several provincial officials Monday.

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