For two weeks in May I will be travelling to the Quinalt and Colville Reservations along with a group of other veterinary students and professionals to offer free veterinary care to these underserved communities. Not only will this be a wonderful experience for all the beloved animals that get neutered/spayed/ dewormed/vaccinated/etc. but it should also be an incredible learning experience for me! However, the Humane Society and I wouldn't be able to do this without the support of you and your hard-earned dollars. Every cent that you donate here will go towards funding the treatment of animals and not me. $10 buys vaccinates for one animal, $35 can be the difference between life and death for a puppy with parvovirus, and $250 equals emergency surgery and aftercare for one seriously injured dog or cat. Again, these are treatments for animals that don't have access to veterinary care otherwise.
I'm supposed to have $400 by April 10th, but the fundraiser runs until October 1st, if you've got a Good Samaritan habit that you just can't quit!
Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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In May of 2015, HSVMA-RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to the
Pacific coast for 4 days of field clinics on the Quinault Reservation, and then head east to the mountains for 5 more days of field clinics on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The team of 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers will offer free spay/ neuter and wellness care to hundreds of animals in these remote communities 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 Quinault and Colville.