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The Canadian Animal Task Force (CATF), formerly known as the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force, is a registered charity based in Calgary, AB. We partner with communities who request guidance, support, and resources to humanely manage their companion animal population, in order to improve the safety of their community and well being of the animals.

Our programs include spay and neuter clinics, emergency vaccination clinics in response to canine distemper outbreaks, companion animal disaster relief, a community based Dog Care and Management Program, and a program for free roaming community cats.

Formed in 2008 as a proactive solution to pet overpopulation, we held our very first on-site clinic for the Blood Tribe (Kainai) Nation in September 2010. Since then, our team has completed 68 on-site clinics, examining, spaying and neutering, tattooing, vaccinating, and deworming almost 17,000 companion animals! We have also placed an additional 6,825 surrendered animals with partner rescue groups.


Land Acknowledgment 
The Canadian Animal Task Force would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We would also like to note that we are situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this land is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary.

Latest News – what’s new for 2022!

Animals spayed and neutered

Animals placed for rehoming with partner organizations

Animals evacuated during 2019 wildfires

Active volunteers in 2021

Proud Founding and Contributing Member of the Animal Welfare Coalition of Alberta

Promoting a professional and collaborative animal welfare industry and responsible pet guardianship

The Task Force needs YOUR help!

On November 25, 2022, the Task Force had an intake of over 90 cats from a single property in Southern Alberta. 

The cats will be triaged and housed temporarily at the Task Force office until they receive veterinary care. They will need to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites. Others will require more extensive veterinary care such as dental work. Each of these cats deserves the opportunity to receive the care they need, and we are committed to making that happen. Which is why we are putting out a plea for help.  Heather Waddell, an avid animal lover and longtime supporter of the Task Force, has graciously pledged to match all donations made up to $10,000! Please consider donating today in order for your donation to be matched!  Thank you to Heather, our INCREDIBLE volunteers and supporters for making our work possible! With animal shelters and rescue groups operating at full capacity our goal is that the cats, once healthy, will be placed with animal welfare organizations throughout the province to be adopted. We encourage everyone that has considered fostering or adopting an animal to reach out to your local animal welfare organization as the timing couldn't be any more dire.

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