RESERVATION (REZ) DOGS
C.A.R.E. has been very involved with helping the animals on the Navajo and Ute Reservations since 2010. Dog and cat pet overpopulation is an immense and constant problem on the Navajo Nation, which encompasses 26,000 miles of mostly rural land in 3 states, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. There are countless Native American communities in need, and C.A.R.E. has regularly helped sponsor spay/neuter clinics in Tawaoc, CO, Shiprock and Gallup, NM, and Chinle and The Gap, Arizona. The inability of people to have easy access to veterinary care or being able to pay for it compounds the over-population problem.
C.A.R.E. has developed a wonderful relationship with a McKinley County Humane Society in Gallup, NM and several rescue groups that help the reservation animals. Over the years, C.A.R.E. has assisted “REZ ANIMALS” with numerous Jake’s Fund donations for veterinary care, food, spay and neuter funds for the community, education, and transport reimbursement.
The pictures on this page are some photos of animals we have helped. Thank you to Joyce Fay, professional photographer and author from Corrales, NM, who often volunteers her time to help snap great pictures of the animals that are being networked outside the reservation for adoption. The professional pictures were taken by Joyce Fay, and the others by our contacts on the reservation.