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St. Lawrence Valley Dog Club (SLVDC) is the local all-breed dog club in St. Lawrence County. SLVDC offers obedience classes twice per year, spring and fall, in Canton. In addition, SLVDC hosts an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial annually in September which is held at the Gouverneur Fairgrounds. An annual Photos with Santa Paws event is held in Canton as well. Visit the SLVDC website for upcoming events and more information.

Spay/Neuter/Now, Ltd. (SNN) is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to reducing the pet overpopulation in the North Country through humane education, providing a spay/neuter assistance voucher program, and a low-cost mobile feline spay/neuter clinic. They cover St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties and parts of Lewis and Franklin Counties. Helping animals, people, and communities.

Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) enables people with disabilities to gain greater independence and mobility through the assistance of specially educated dogs. At age two, ECAD's Service Dogs will respond to 80 plus commands, including the retrieval of objects, opening of doors, activating light switches, balance and bracing of their person, and other highly specialized skills. Through its Project HEAL Program ECAD provides Service Dogs to Veterans. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of Veterans who are suffering from physical injuries, lost limbs, or the effects of PTSD or TBI.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) reveals the shell game behind "no-kill" sheltering in this hard-hitting expose narrated by PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk. The Betrayal of 'No-Kill' Sheltering explains why the only real and humane way to become a "no-kill" nation is to first become a no-birth nation, by passing spay/neuter laws; working to stop pet shops and puppy mills; supporting low-cost and no-cost sterilization clinics; and urging everyone to spay, neuter, and adopt-not by turning away animals from "no-kill" facilities while leaving difficult decisions about euthanasia to shelters that accept every animal in need. To learn more, visit www.PETA.org.