HUGE "THANK YOU!"
In just two days at their April clinic, OPP gave Native American families access to spay/neuter for 119 pets at little to no cost.
When our partners like Andrea at the Oglala Pet Project (OPP) host an animal welfare clinic, the turnout is huge! In just two days at their April clinic, OPP gave Native American families access to spay/neuter for 119 pets at little to no cost. The Oglala Pet Project is a 100% volunteer-driven nonprofit organization located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
After the event, Andrea said:
In Native American cultures, the “four-leggeds” are revered. Understandably, however, when compared to meeting the immediate need for food, shelter, and healthcare, caring for reservation animals is often not a priority for reservation families facing extreme poverty.
Through the Reservation Animal Rescue (RAR) program, we support immediate and long-term needs related to animal welfare, education, and community health risk. In 2013, we maintained partnerships with animal welfare providers on 14 Native American reservations, benefiting more than 72,500 animals. These Partners feed, rescue, and rehabilitate injured, sick or orphaned animals and strays. They conduct spay/neuter clinics and community education on proper animal care. Many of them operate shelters and facilitate or transport pets for adoption on or off the reservations. Their work also reduces community health risks related to rabies, animal bites, and disease.
Thank you for helping to make this happen!