Uncontrolled disease in dogs threatens wildlife, humans in remote B.C. areas

Study links unhealthy pets to decline in wolf populations

By Judith Lavoie, Postmedia News March 15, 2011

Diseases, some of which can be lethal, are being passed between dogs, wolves and people in remote B.C communities where there is a dearth of veterinary care, a new study has found.

The study by researchers from Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Calgary tested dogs in five remote B.C. communities -Hartley Bay, Klemtu, Ocean Falls, Bella Bella and Oweekeno.

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