Reservation Animal Rescue on #GivingTuesday

Now an annual event, #GivingTuesday is becoming a day of remembrance when millions of people come out to support their favorite charities and causes. And today, we want to shout out to animal lovers everywhere to remember this special cause:  the four-leggeds on the reservations.

GivingTuesday - ROAR logoOur reservation animal rescue program, ROAR, supports rescue, rehabilitation, foster care and adoption for animals of the reservation. We work directly with animal welfare programs, including mobile programs, to promote the well-being of animals in remote reservation communities.

Difficult realities on the reservations create a high need for animal rescue and adoption. The high rates of poverty, unemployment, health issues and food insecurity are similar to those of undeveloped countries. And while the people living in these communities deeply care about the animals, they are often unable to afford animal care and sometimes the care is unavailable in their immediate communities.

Molly when found on the Navajo Reservation

Molly when found on the Navajo Reservation

This is where ROAR comes in, empowering the people who rescue dogs and cats and nurse them back to care. With 1,500 stray dogs roaming the Navajo Reservation and other reservations challenged with animal overpopulation and related public health risk, ROAR is a bright light for animals of the reservations and their caregivers, supporting spay and neuter services, immunizations, shelters, animal welfare education, food and other supplies for about 18,000 dogs and cats a year.

Molly rescued and safe in foster care

Molly rescued and safe in foster care

If you find it in your heart to remember animals of the reservation this #GivingTuesday, your ROAR gift will help pay for food and medical supplies provided by animal rescuers and often paid for out of their own pockets. Each year, we supply about 65,000 pounds of pet food and other supplies and your gift of a foster care kit or kits will help these animals until they are ready for adoption into forever homes – where they belong.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted December 3, 2014 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Is it possible to donate to roar later this weekend?

    • Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

      Nicole – Absolutely! And thank you so much for remembering our ROAR animal welfare program and animals of the reservation.

  2. Barbara Mansfield
    Posted April 8, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I have donated to ROAR for a few years. No large amounts but an occasional $10 trying to help their cause. I visited Monument Valley, Az. last year and although I have been across reservations in the past, I noticed many stray dogs in parking lots of food places and even at the end of the loop in Monument Valley. It broke my heart to see the enormity of the problem and I will never forget it! Thank you, ROAR for your dedication and help

    • Posted April 15, 2016 at 8:11 am | Permalink

      Barbara, we appreciate your care and donations in support of our reservation animal rescue program. Our animal welfare partners on the reservations share your similar care and concern and dedicate themselves toward healthy animals and healthy communities. So glad you are a part of making this happen!

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