Hello everyone! This summer, I'm going on a 2 week trip to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota to work with the community and provide free care for animals in need. RAVS (Rural Area Veterinary Services) is a non-profit organization partnered with the Humane Society and the Fund for Animals that provides care for the dogs and cats on the reservation. This trip is an amazing opportunity for me to improve upon my clinical, surgical, and communication skills! As many of you know, I have done some similar international work in Thailand and Peru working in underserved areas. I love this kind of work because it gives me a chance to experience different ways of practicing and make a difference in so many different ways!
I could really use some help making a difference this summer! Please consider donating to this cause! I need to fundraise $425 to cover the cost of helping these animals for free to the community, which ultimately benefits the animals that are in need! Your donation will go directly to this cause (all of my travel expenses are being paid separately).
Some of the services your donation will go towards is:
$10.00-vaccines for one dog or cat
$25.00-treat one dog for life-threatening tick-borne illness
$35.00-anesthetic and surgery supplies to provide spay/neuter for one dog/cat
$75.00-life-saving parvovirus treatment for one puppy
$100.00-spay/neuter, vaccination and wellness care for one dog or cat
$250.00-emergency surgery and aftercare for one seriously injured dog or cat
Thank you for reading and for considering donation! You can donate directly through this site, which is set up directly to my fundraising account, super easy, and safe! I can also tell you where to send a check if you would prefer that! Thank you all for your continued support as I progress through my veterinary career!
Fund for Animals, Inc. wrote:
In July of 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to South Dakota for 10 days of field clinics on the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation. The team of roughly 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers will offer free spay/ neuter and wellness care to more than 1,000 animals in these remote communities where regular veterinary care is not available. In addition to wellness services, RAVS’ volunteers will care for animals with a wide range of health concerns including puppies suffering from parvovirus and distemper infections and older animals suffering from multiple infirmities. We will help animals with old traumatic injuries and festering wounds, returning them to a happier life with their family. While providing this care, our volunteers and staff will be educating the family on animal care and public health, helping to make the community a better place for the animals and the people of Cheyenne River. http://www.crtribalventures.org/ourres.html (Image courtesy of Daniel Hedden)