Approximately 80 animals were altered, vaccinated, wormed, and given heartworm and flea/tick preventative at the June RLRR community spay/neuter clinic. An additional 44 previously altered animals were vaccinated, wormed, and given flea/tick preventative.
AMYDr. Lisa and her team from MN SNAP once again traveled to Redby for a three-day clinic to help reduce overpopulation on the reservation.
Dr. Heather Douglas of Douglas Animal Hospital in Osseo http://www.douglasanimalhospital.com came up from the Cities and volunteered her services on Friday. She examined, vaccinated, and dispensed medications for the animals.
Porcupine quills were removed, wounds sutured, and fractured limbs examined.
Max, a large tan dog, arrived at the warehouse with a deep, nasty wound from a dog collar rubbing on his neck. Despite his painful wound, he came in wagging his tail and greeting everyone happily. Max lived on a chain, but was surrendered and will have a chance for a much better life.
Some other favorite animals were a litter of four-week-old motherless kittens. Everyone loved syringe-feeding them, especially since they eagerly sucked the formula.
LAUREN & SHILOHShiloh, a gentle, red pittie girl, came in with a severe ear infection due to a polyp almost completely occluding her ear canal.
A group of YouthWorks volunteers from Minneapolis and Indiana cleaned the warehouse and set-up crates on Wednesday and helped in all areas on Thursday. We were very grateful to have such a wonderful group of young volunteers.
Wallace, who lives in Ponemah and has probably worked as many or more clinics than anyone – he started volunteering about seven years ago – was there to help with whatever needed to be done.
Local girls, Viv, Destiny, and Faith, helped walk, feed, and water animals, and cleaned crates, everyone’s least favorite job!
DEB & ROWDYRosie’s volunteers, Lauren, Mike, Deb, Crystal, Heather, Jill, Vicki, Jean, and Nancy all worked long days to make the clinic run smoothly.
JAZZY BEFOREJAZZY AFTERJulie, once again, bathed and groomed lots of animals who really needed her services.
Our intrepid chef, Claudia, provided all of the meals. We feasted on bean taquitos, lasagna, squash and tomato soup, wonderful salads, chicken-less tenders, spinach and cheese spanakopita, asparagus risotto, egg rolls, mac and cheese, and delicious desserts and snacks.
Thank you to everyone who made the clinic possible. We continue to see improvement in the community animals’ condition and fewer numbers of puppies, kittens, and adults.
Without all of the dedicated Rosie’s supporters who donate their time and resources, we wouldn’t be able to host the clinics.