Volunteers were able to round up hundreds of dogs and cats on the Siksika Nation over the weekend for a massive sterilization clinic.

The pets were taken to the community centre on the Nation where they were cared for by the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force.

The group has been around for about five years quietly helping First Nation communities deal with cat and dog issues.

Veterinarians and vet technicians volunteered their time to perform the surgeries and dozens of other volunteers helped care for the animals.

The group treated about 400 animals and spayed or neutered about 245, which is a new record for the group.

About 80 dogs and cats were surrendered and then divided up among a dozen no-kill rescue groups to find new homes.

For more information on the program, visit the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force website.