This summer I will have the opportunity to travel to South Dakota with Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) to participate in 10 days of field clinics on the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation. RAVS is a nonprofit that relies entirely on grants, individual contributions, and other fundraising efforts to support their work of providing free veterinary care to communities in need. By donating, your contribution will help provide the following to animals in need of care:
$10.00: Vaccines for one dog or cat
$25.00: Treat one dog for life-threatening tick-borne illnesses
$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
Your contribution will not only help me further my education and fulfill my goals of providing veterinary care to communities in need, but you will also help provide invaluable care and support to these animals and their owners. Students and professional volunteers involved in RAVS not only provide veterinary care, but also educate families on animal care and public health. This allows for lasting change in the community and can create a better place for animals and the people of Cheyenne River.
Please consider donating to allow RAVS to continue to provide this invaluable service to communities in need, or simply share on Facebook if you are unable to donate! Thank you!
To learn more about the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation, please visit: http://www.crtribalventures.org/ourres.html
(Image courtesy of Daniel Hedden)