Brandon truly has an amazing group of people that will go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to assisting a cause. For 26 year old Farran LeBlanc this is without a doubt a fact as she drives the passion that started Pawsitive Communities.
In 2011 her husband Devon was working for DOTC Police when he would see dogs that needed help or assistance. He would bring them from Rosseau River First Nation back to Brandon to receive help or to find a home for them. Devon’s boss at the time was confused as to why he was doing this but slowly bought into what he was doing.
$100,000 of fundraising was required to build a mobile vet clinic to take to First Nation’s communities and out of town locations. In this trailer various operations can be performed and the main focus is on spay & neutering procedures as well as vaccinations. Dr. Carla Loewen (from Virden) donates her time and effort to make herself available to handle these surgeries. Her staff made the trip this past weekend to Pine Creek First Nation (about 80 minutes north of Dauphin) to look after and assist almost 100 animals. In total 43 were fixed, 45 vaccinated, and 9 rescued. Shae Hedley one of the board members said a local woman Audrey LeBlanc was simply amazing and was a key person in making this project happen in Pine Creek.
Pawsitive Communities operates under the Brandon Humane Society and if you are wanting to donate you can click this link https://ca.gofundme.com/pawsitivec
Some of the committee members include Paige Friesen, Shae Hedley, Chelsea McCrimmon and Tracy Munn.