|L-R: Teresa, Bill, Marilou, Karen, Craig|
The meeting was coordinated by Marilou Chanrasmi, co-founder of Leech Lake Legacy. The people visiting Red Lake Rosie’s were Bill and Teresa of White Earth Reservation representing WE R Furr Feline Rescue; Marilou and Craig representing Leech Lake Legacy and Diana Webster of the Native American Humane Society.
The group spent the day working with the animals, eating lunch and discussing ways we could coordinate our programs and making recommendations to Diana Webster regarding our challenges and areas we are looking for support. Financial support was a major consideration. Our goal is Inter-Tribal Cooperation and Coordination to help companion animals.
We had a very productive time together sharing mutual concerns and having lots of fun too!. The group is hoping for continued support for neuter/spay clinics, and hoping to get some clinics started on the White Earth Reservation. WE R Furr Feline Rescue is willing to work for White Earth tribal support for staring these programs as well as acting as the White Earth contact people for these projects. Native American Humane Society is planning on carrying the banner of our needs and the needs of First Tribes companion animals nationwide.
The next day we parted our ways with an animal transport. We are hopeful that the result of this day will have sustained effects for the future!
Thank you Diana for traveling so far to meet with the northern Minnesota tribes to take our testimony in behalf of the companion animals of reservations.