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Team Lower Brule & Pine Ridge 2015

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THE STORY:

Hello Family and Friends!

This June, I have the opportunity to travel to Lower Brule and Pine Ridge, South Dakota and become part of a team of veterinarians, vet techs, and veterinary students. Together, we will provide basic veterinary care and spay and neuter services to dogs and cats on Native American reservations who may not otherwise receive these services. Not only are there often financial constraints that normally prohibit many of these pups and kitties from receiving essential veterinary care, but very often there are not veterinarians practicing anywhere nearby. By travelling directly to these reservations, we can overcome both obstacles. We set up our own fully equpped clinic right in their communities. Also, we do not require financial compensation for our services, depending on donations to make this possible. 

Last summer, some of you may know that I travelled to North and South Dakota to participate in a similar opportunity providing veterinary care to horses on Native American reservations. I had an incredible learning experience and I can say that I've got the itch that only going back to the Dakotas can  scratch! Not only will this trip be beneficial for the people and pets of these reservations, but I will receive unparalleled education in rural veterinary care, surgery, anesthesia, intake, and so much more. 

Any little donation helps! If you have any questions about the donation process or where the money goes don't hestitate to contact me! ash267@cornell.edu

Thanks for listening! The puppies and kittens of the Dakotas and I thank you immensely in advance for whatever you can donate to our cause!

THE HUMANE SOCIETY VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC wrote -

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I was sincerely moved at the quality and quantity of care that RAVS provides to the communities they serve. The amount of spays and neuters performed, vaccinations given, and wellness care provided was astounding. It felt great to be a part of providing this to a community that wanted us there just as much as we wanted to be there ... Every moment was important." ~Janelle Corugedo, Class of 2017, Wetsern University College of Veterinary Medicine

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In June of 2015, HSVMA-RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to central and southeast South Dakota for 10 days of field clinics on the Lower Brule and Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservations. The team of 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, our volunteers 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 Lower Brule and Pine Ridge.

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$710

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Salumalumgooey

    $10

  • Aunt Kori

    $100

  • Lainie and David Wolovitz

    $50

  • Uncle Chris and Aunt Sharon

    $100

  • Reno & Michele Danese

    $25

  • Valerie Intenzo

    $25

  • Dawn Brennan

    $25

  • Cathy Baker

    $25

  • Jack and Jean Loggia

    $50

  • Laura Loggia

    $50

  • Donna Tavoso

    $50

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142% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $21,124 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Katie Day

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$2,476

 

165% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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becky childs

Amount Raised

$1,780

 

178% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Martin Granick

Amount Raised

$1,669

 

223% Raised of $750 Goal

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Eliza Stout

Amount Raised

$898

 

128% Raised of $700 Goal

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Maureen Thieme

Amount Raised

$880

 

196% Raised of $450 Goal

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Jessica Darmofal

Amount Raised

$865

 

87% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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CATHERINE CRYER

Amount Raised

$847

 

85% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Alix Herestofa

Amount Raised

$710

 

142% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Donna Tavoso

Donna Tavoso

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Laura Loggia

Laura Loggia

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jack and Jean Loggia

Jack and Jean Loggia

DONATION: $50

The animal world is lucky to have you, Alix. Keep up the good work. 2 years ago

Cathy Baker

Cathy Baker

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dawn Brennan

Dawn Brennan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Valerie Intenzo

Valerie Intenzo

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Reno & Michele Danese

Reno & Michele Danese

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Uncle Chris and Aunt Sharon

Uncle Chris and Aunt Sharon

DONATION: $100

In honor of Trouble the cat. 2 years ago

Lainie and David Wolovitz

Lainie and David Wolovitz

DONATION: $50

What a wonderful cause! 2 years ago

Aunt Kori

Aunt Kori

DONATION: $100

2 years ago