When you look back at all you accomplished this year, don’t forget to count the happy, healthy thriving animals you helped rescue! Because of generous people like you, RezDawg Rescue saved an average of 3.5 lives per day! This year, over 1,300 dogs, cats — and two rabbits, and even one potbelly pig — have made their way to a new life in Colorado. Since our inception in 2011, more than 6,500 animals have been saved!
These milestones are only possible because of YOU and your generous financial support. The ongoing need is great; the effort is even greater. Some of the ways we are combating the overpopulation issue this coming year, include:
• Spay/Neuter Clinics. Provide spay/neuter, vaccines and other medical care to families with limited access to veterinary care. In May, thanks to the Tigertree Foundation, we purchased an RV to convert to a mobile spay/neuter vehicle to add to our efforts. We need an additional $15,000 for equipment and supplies to put this vehicle in operation in 2018. We are also in seeking additional veterinarians and techs to collaborate with.
• Transport. Move animals with our specially equipped transport van (thanks to YOU!) from the overpopulated Navajo Reservation, Zuni Pueblo, and the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society to loving adoptive homes in Colorado. We provide relocation and transport services every other week bringing 50-80 animals each time. Many are placed into our foster network, others are transferred to partner rescues and shelters meeting our criteria.
• Save.Heal.Adopt. Our foster network grew to over 45 active homes this year. We take these precious animals in and provide love, good food and nutrition, training and medical care. When they are ready, furever homes are found. This year, we placed over 750 animals!
THEIR JOURNEYS BEGIN with YOU!
MEET WILEY Wiley was surrendered at a weekend clinic on the Ramah-Navajo Reservation in Pinehill, NM. He was in dire need of medical attention. Infested with mange, lice, and worms, with baby teeth retained between adult teeth, Wiley weighed a mere five pounds, when he should have been 20. Luckily, a foster was secured and Wiley got his ticket to ride to the Rocky Mountain State. Despite his recovery treatment, which included daily sulfur baths and medication, his sweet demeanor persisted. It was clear, however, the best medicine he was given, was unconditional love. The recuperative power of Rez Dogs never ceases to amaze and Wiley proves the point. In three weeks of rehabilitated foster care, Wiley gained eight pounds and he underwent a dental procedure to remove extra teeth. Several weeks later, a happy and healthy Wiley was adopted into his loving furever home.
More Wiley’s are looking for their ticket to ride — will you help them?
Our 2018 goals include:
• Increase Relocation & Transport services by 20%
• Increase access to spay/neuter/medical services through implementing our NEW mobile spay/neuter program
• Provide dog/cat food and supplies to community members in and around the Four Corners
• Spay/neuter/vaccinate 450 dogs/cats from the Navajo Reservation and Zuni Pueblo
• Continue to raise awareness about overpopulation and rescue adoption
An estimated 250,000 Rez Dogs live on the High Desert in the Four Corners Region. The overpopulation problem exists because of a perfect storm of financial and geographic factors beyond our control. The strategies we employ (Transport, Foster, Clinics) represent our best ability to alleviate the suffering in the short-term while helping to eliminate the problem entirely in the long-term.
Wiley’s outcome is just one of thousands that demonstrates the work you support. Continue to save the Wiley’s of the world by donating to RezDawg Rescue today.
Thank you for helping us live our mission to the fullest: Save. Heal. Adopt.
Angela and the RezDawg Team