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Mobile unit to serve Gold River

On Feb. 5, Dr. David MacDonald of Comox Valley Animal Hospital, and Newbark Canine Rescue & Rehoming Society will travel to Gold River.

While there, they will offer no-charge spays and neuters at Tsaxana Reserve in a mobile surgery unit. Up to 20 surgeries can be done in a day, which should accommodate all owned dogs on the small reserve.

Newbark will also accept any dogs that aren't wanted, and will rehome them. It will also provide basic DA2PP Vaccine, Drontil and Revolution at no charge, in hopes that dog owners continue a regular basic health-care routine.

Dog food, recovery blankets and large crates are much-needed donation items.

If you would like to donate funds so that initiatives like this can happen again, Newbark Rescue's account is open for deposits at Comox Valley Animal Hospital, or Coastal Community Credit Union.

— Newbark Canine Rescue & Rehoming Society

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