The Task Force holds clinics from April to early October because most of the dogs that come to our clinics live outside. We don’t want to risk any of our patients getting too cold! Clinic dates are posted at the beginning of the year and are tentative until we can confirm funding and a site for the clinic through community consultation. We are a volunteer based non profit and many volunteers use their holiday time to help at our clinics. Each clinic requires approximately 3,100 volunteer hours to plan and execute the clinic and up to 170 volunteers. We have cared for 580 animals in just 3 days! This includes dogs and cats receiving surgery as well as stray or relinquished animals. Many of our patients stay overnight.