Mich. Vet headed to Alaska to Spay, Neuter Animals

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by Associated Press

MICHIGAN - A veterinarian from Michigan's Upper Peninsula is going to Alaska for 11 days to control the population of dogs and cats in remote villages.
   
Tim Hunt of Marquette County says that he plans to spay or neuter at least 20 animals in each village and provide other health care. He says he's been to Alaska in the past and has seen animals biting kids in poor villages.
   
Hunt will visit dozens of villages along the Kuskokwim River in southwestern Alaska, starting in Akiak, population 350. The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded a $15,000 grant, and Alaska has issued a license for Hunt's work.
   
He says there will be no charge for his services.

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