May Vaccination Clinic, Spay Neuter Schedule

Here is the most recent version of The Parker Project spay neuter clinic schedule for the rest of 2021. Info is at the top on how to reserve space. Spay neuter appointments fill up way ahead. Text the info and wait to receive a confirmation.

March Spay and Neuter and Vaccination Clinics

The March 13, 14 and 27, 28 low-cost spay and neuter and vaccination clinics were a huge success! Many people contributed to the success of these very accessible clinics that had not happened in quite awhile. Big thanks to To’Nanees’Dizi Chapter House for working with us to use their building and parking lot locations, as we needed a building for post-surgery recovery of animals, and with the impact of COVID-19 that has been almost impossible to find.

The numbers from the two weekends combined is 178 spay/neuters and 1400 vaccinations provided. The community overwhelmingly responded and participated. On the first weekend, we actually ran out of vaccinations and had to cancel Sunday. We also learned that we really need a full group of volunteers to help things run smoothly. We are very grateful to The Parker Project for working with us and bringing these services, and also to Coconino Humane Association, who accepted animal surrenders on Sunday each clinic, for a total of 64 animals from both Sundays. Big thank you to all of the volunteers who worked so hard and helped deliver so many services.

Miracles…

What a very intense and challenging and yes, year of miracles, this has been. While dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and having fewer foster homes in Tuba City, we have helped more animals in 2020 than in any prior year. In a “normal year,” we help around 400 animals a year. We have already helped more than 600 this year.

Some of our miracles this year were in receiving two grants early in the year, that helped to carry us quite a ways through the year, and allowed us to focus on helping as many animals as we could. We ran through those funds by October. That included some very difficult and expensive surgeries for dogs hit by cars, and other serious injuries and hospitalizations. We then had a slew of puppies that broke with Parvo and needed hospitalization.

In the last two months of 2020, we are trying to raise $20,000 to be able to continue and to take us through the end of the year. We really appreciate everyone’s support and partnership this year, which has allowed us to help so many. There is still so much to be done, and we hope we will find a way forward. We have responded to more requests for help this year than ever.

(PayPal link: paypal.me/TubaCityHumane, Venmo @TubaCity-HumaneSociety, Network for Good, TCHS, P.O. Box 1016, Tuba City, AZ 86045. Thank you!)

An injured stray husky in a neighborhood in Tuba City in July, who needed help

This is Togo, and he was skittish and very skinny and really needed help. Katrina Karr was able to trap him for us and brought him to our vet, Dr. Holgate, in Tuba City. It was discovered that Togo had been shot through the back of his jaw, which was fractured. He was in a lot of pain. Xrays showed how high up the fracture was. We were extremely fortunate that Dr. Manning, at Kaibab Veterinary Clinic, was willing to take on his surgery.

After Togo’s surgery, in which his jaw was wired shut, he went to Best Friends Animal Society, in Kanab, UT, where he continued to heal and to be socialized, as he was quite skittish. Here is Togo at BFAS, learning to walk on leash, gain trust with people and confidence in himself with other dogs. Togo’s recovery is definitely one of the miracles of this year.

September 2020

Current spay/neuter and vaccination resources in our area. Please take advantage of these opportunities to get your animals fully vaccinated, and spayed or neutered to prevent more unwanted litters.