In honour of Animal Health Week in Canada, the Prairie Animal Health Centre is hosting an Open House this evening from 3 pm to 7 pm. 

"Every year the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has an animal health week," explained Chief of Veterinarian Operations for PAHC, Kristin Caldwell. "And the theme is different every week of what they are educating the general public about animal ownership and veterinary care. So this year, it's about the five freedoms for animals." 

  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
  2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
  4. Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
  5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering (http://www.cfhs.ca/five_freedoms_of_animal_welfare)

"In celebration of Animal Health Week, Prairie Animal Health Centre usually hosts an open house. We usually pick a charity, this year, the Estevan Humane Society is our charity that all the proceeds from the BBQ, bake sale, our raffle, all our money will go to the Estevan Humane Society."

She adds that they picked the Humane Society because of the common goals.

"They too, are passionate about the five freedoms. When they're adopting a new pet, they make sure they are going to a place that is going to provide shelter, nutrition, veterinary care and socialization, all the important things that an animal need."

The PAHC had a petting zoo set up for kids and adults alike to enjoy. There was also a BBQ, bake sale and horse rides. Cst. Chabot brought along K9 Max, the new Police dog and gave the crowd a demonstration of how the dog can track for evidence. 


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