Homeless and Injured Animal Rescue
Rescue of stray, emaciated, injured, sick or starving animals.
There are a lot of stray dogs on the Navajo Nation and very few veterinary clinics, with few resources for spay/neuter surgeries. There is a high prevalence of Parvo/Distemper, especially in vulnerable puppies, brown dog ticks, tick-related diseases, untreated injuries, abandoned and emaciated animals, sarcoptic mange, and other diseases common in areas with a lot of stray dogs. There are a lot of suffering animals and very little to no infrastructure to address these issues.
All of our rescued animals receive veterinary care, provided by our main service provider, Desert View Veterinary Clinic, in Tuba City, with Dr. Carol Holgate. Veterinary costs of rescue are mainly funded through donations from the public, with some assistance of grant funds. The average veterinary cost for each rescued animal is $155. (2015-16). Adoption fees partially offset our costs and enable us to continue to rescue.
Every year we apply for grants in order to provide a program of subsidized low-cost spay/neuter services to the public in Tuba City. In the past, we have been very fortunate to receive grant funding from the Tuba City Community Fund and azpetplates.org, which has enabled us to offer this program. We generally run out of these funds very quickly, and we are always looking for a way to extend what we can offer. Our goal is to offer this program year-round. Subsidized low-cost spay/neuter services are offered to the public in Tuba City and surrounding areas from our main veterinary services provider, Desert View Veterinary Clinic.
Grant Funded Subsidized Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
Dr. Carol Holgate, DVM, and her husband Elward Holgate
Low-cost spay/neuter services are one of the primary tools to reduce animal overpopulation and combat pet homelessness. If you would like to donate to our fund and earmark funds for these programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
No Mommas Left Behind
A few years ago we began receiving requests from owners to take in litters of puppies or kittens. When we take in a litter, we make arrangements first to get the momma dog or cat spayed. The “No Mommas Left Behind” program is for funding the spay of owned momma dogs and cats, when we take in a litter of puppies or kittens, and if the owner cannot afford the spay surgery.
Low-Cost Accessible Mobile Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinics
In 2021, we began sponsoring mobile clinics with The Parker Project, who bring very low-cost mobile spay/neuter and vaccination clinics to Tuba City. They do fill up way ahead. Schedule your pet online at The Parker Project web site, by clicking on the Schedule Appointment button near the top.
Acess to Basic Veterinary Care
In 2021 we received grant funds to assist owners with basic veterinary care. We applied for and received a second grant for this in 2022. We hope to be able to continue with this program, as funds allow.