Jen Palacios volunteers every year with The Northern Dog Project who are working to help with the over-population of dogs in the Northern Cree communities near James Bay. A team of vets and technicians are flown in to spay and neuter the pets, and any strays they are able to catch. The Project also goes into the schools to educate the children on proper health care for their pets, and proper treatment.
Here is a picture of Oscar when he was picked up to be brought to Toronto. Oscar had been tied behind a house and lived under their stairs for years. The owners no longer wanted him, so gave him up to be sent 'south'. He looks much friendlier now that Jen has adopted him and given him the best home along side her other James Bay rescue Nessy.