Chances are you haven’t heard of Iqaluit, the capital city of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. While very remote, Iqaluit is a snowy place where a small group of thousands of people and dogs live.
It has only one humane society, which is the only animal shelter for the entire area. And although the population is small, the number of stray dogs is quite significant. According to BarkPost, Iqaluit Humane Society takes in an average 25 dogs per month.
Although resources are limited the Iqaluit Humane Society has managed to be a no-kill shelter thanks to Canadian North Airlines, which flies its dogs to the SPCA of Western Quebec, where they then find forever homes.
However, come January, those flights are stopping due to scheduling conflicts, and the dogs will no longer be flown into Quebec. “With the time of flight scheduled to change for later, it means when the animals arrive the cargo office would be closed in Ottawa due to the later arrival time. So if dogs were to fly on said later flight, no one could pick them up,” the shelter explained in a Facebook post. “We are not allowed to send them to the airport because airport regulations mean they have to be with a ticketed person and not on their own.”
Come January 16, 2016, the Iqaluit Humane Society will have to euthanize some of the dogs as it can only hold 20 in its small space. The organization is asking for help from everyone and anyone.
If you would like to help the the Iqaluit Humane Society, visit the organization’s Facebook page. To learn more, watch the video below: