About Us

Mission Statement

We partner with individuals and communities who request guidance, support, and resources to humanely care for their companion animals, improving the safety of the community and the well-being of animals.

Vision Statement 

Humans and companion animals living in harmony, with compassion, respect, kindness, and accountability guiding thoughts and actions.

The Canadian Animal Task Force (CATF) is a volunteer-driven, registered charity that provides care to companion animals in order to assist with community safety and improve the health and well-being of animals.

Guided by the communities we work with, we provide mentorship, guidance, and resources for companion animal populations. This includes consulting and training on bylaws, humane enforcement, licensing and registration, plus programs for sheltering and re-homing impounded or seized dogs, education, structured pet food program, spay and neuter procedures, and more.

Our team of licensed veterinarians, veterinary technologists and volunteers provides compassionate and exemplary care and support.


August 2007

First “Drive To” clinic. 64 cats and dogs were picked up and returned to their owners in Standoff. They were driven to vet clinics in Southern Alberta (Calgary, High River, Cardston, Claresholm, Raymond, and Lethbridge).

November 2007

Incorporated as a Non-Profit Society.

September 2008

First Spay Neuter Clinic at the Foothills Veterinary Clinic in Cardston (63 surgeries).

September 2010

First on-site Spay Neuter Clinic on the Blood Tribe First Nation (160 surgeries).

June 2013

Assisted with the evacuation of animals in Siksika during the floods which saw the destruction of hundreds of homes. The CATF along with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew assisted with caring for over 200 animals.

March 2015

Blood Tribe First Nation in-field Vaccine Clinic. Vets and volunteers went door to door in response to distemper outbreak (196 dogs vaccinated in one day).

May 2016

Pilot Project for the Community Dog Care and Management Program on the Siksika First Nation.

Called to assist with the evacuation, care, and reunification of over 1,100 animals from Fort McMurray during the wildfires.

August 2018

Celebrated our 60th on-site Spay Neuter Clinic! Also held at the Blood Tribe First Nation

April 2019

Pilot Project for the Community Cat and Management Program in Carseland. First on-site Spay Neuter Clinic for feral cats in a municipality (84 surgeries in one day).

January 2020

Changed our name from the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force to Canadian Animal Task Force

February 2020

Launched the ‘Managing Dogs in First Nations’ workshop. A project with IFAW to share our experience with building comprehensive and sustainable dog programs.