In August of 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers including myself will travel to northern North Dakota for 7 days of field clinics on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa 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 this remote community 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, volunteers like me 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 Turtle Mountain. RAVS is a non-profit that relies on the support of the veterinary community and their loved ones to keep at risk animals in as optimal conditions as possible. I am asking for a minimum sponsor donation of 250 USD so that supplies can be purchased for our trip to Turtle Mountain to help as many of these babies as possible. Below is a break down of what RAVS has notified me your donations help cover the cost of.
Vaccines for one dog or cat
Treat one dog for life-threatening tick-borne illness.
Anesthetic and surgery supplies to provide spay/neuter for one dog / cat
Life-saving parvovirus treatment for one puppy
Spay/Neuter, vaccination and wellness care for one dog or cat
Emergency surgery and aftercare for one seriously injured dog or cat
Thank You all for your generous support! Any little bit helps this Chippewa Nation continue to heal and love their furry family members!