San Carlos has been such a huge part of my life for the past 6 years. It was my first ever RAVS trip when I was 19, it was where my first job out of undergrad was, and it's where I truly learned what it ment to be a veterinarian. Through this project I have found a passion for field medicine and developing access to veterinary care to low-income communities. And I gained a little 3-legged souvenir named Tibby along the way (the little black and white pup in the photos).
This project has not helped me grow into who I am today but has helped so many animals and their owners in need.
Cameo, the brindle dog with the cone in my photos, was a 2 year old mix who had a large tumor on his hind leg. His owners were so concerned for him and were terrified he would lose his leg. Through this project and volunteers we were able to coordinate getting him to a veteriarian with the expertise to remove the tumor and back home to his family all four legs intact.
I have so many more stories I could share about the impact this project has had on improving the health of these animals but I will leave it at just one.
All money raised goes directly to RAVS to pay for the vaccines, medicine and care. Please consider donating so we can continue to help animals like Cameo and Tibby.
Thank you so much everyone who has donated!!
Fund for Animals, Inc. wrote:
In 2015, RAVS launched an intensive community outreach project with the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Infectious disease, tick-borne illness and other issues have become serious animal and human health concerns for San Carlos, exacerbated by systemic poverty and a lack of access to essential veterinary care. We are working closely with tribal health and animal control departments to bring more regular animal health care services to the community, primarily by performing door-to door veterinary work with small outreach teams, as well as occasional higher-volume wellness events. In May 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to San Carlos to provide wellness care to this community so desperate in need. While there, 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 San Carlos. www.sancarlosapache.com