As many of you know our reservations have many dogs that do not get to see a Vet or treatment of any kind. I found this link and I wanted to share with all of you. You can make a difference by donating a small amount to help our people and help keep their dogs safe and well. I hope you all can help. Aho!
Here is some information from the website:
Help tribal members provide vaccinations and other needed health care for dogs on the 2 million acre Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
There is no veterinarian or even vet tech on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 dogs live without basic health care except that provided by tribal members trained and certified as Lakota Animal Care Givers. The deadly diseases of distemper and parvo are rampant on the Reservation, as is mange which causes severe hair loss and discomfort. Mange is highly contagious to both people and dogs. The Reservation includes two of the poorest counties in the United States and unemployment is estimated at 85%. Few livelihood opportunities exist for people. The poverty affects both people and animals in profound ways.
This program provides new employment opportunities for Tribal members trained as Lakota Animal Care Givers while providing much-needed basic health care for animals on the Reservation. Certified Lakota Animal Care Givers receive a stipend for each dog they vaccinate and treat. Dogs can be protected against the deadly diseases of distemper and parvo through vaccination, and can easily be treated for mange if vaccine and medicine is available.
You can help. Just $10.00 allows a Lakota Animal Care Giver to provide basic healthcare for one Pine Ridge Reservation dog.