Saving The Rez Dogs

$13,890 of $16,700 goal

Raised by 252 people in 37 months
KC Willis
for Lightshine Canine Inc
Help us as we gear up to move to safety as many dogs and puppies as we can in the coming weeks.

Keep this in mind. We are not a typical rescue operation.  We operate like a disaster relief organization.  We are moving to safety numbers like that. 

The stray and unwanted dog population on Pine Ridge and Rosebud is staggering for sure. It is a disaster that has been a hundred years in the making. We are seeing a difference, but we have a ways to go.  Spay and neuter clinics will be happening this summer...and that is great for the owned animals whose families will bring them in...but the only way to get a handle on the future is to remove large numbers of puppies and dogs that no one owns...that no one will take to a clinic.

Over 1200 dogs and cats have been rescued since the first of the year.  All of these animals saw a Vet....all legally crossed state lines to new lives on a state-required Health Certificate. 

Our small town Vets are extremely generous in the amount of time and care they give the Reservation dogs....almost always without appointments and many times after hours. Regular payments is all they ask.  And thanks to you we are able to do that.

All three of these clinics accept payments by phone and mail.

Fall River Vet
Po Box 532
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Butler Vet
470 West Hwy 20
Valentine, NE 69201

High Plains Animal Clinic
1310 East Bennett Avenue
Martin, SD 57551

You can also send checks directly to us for vet bills to PO Box 36, Whiteclay NE 69365.  The Donate tab on our Facebook page is another place to contribute,

Thanks so much.
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Babies born in what cover mama could find during the snowstorm a couple of days ago.

The family at the residence discovered her and her babies right after they were born…It was already and probably immediately too late for two of them.

Took her into their home until the snow covered roads could be cleared and Marian and her daughter Maria could get there last night.

Mama Meeka is a good and sweet mama shown here making sure we have them all. We do Mama.
Newborn puppies and Mamma Meeka
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Every month we save many puppies and we save many dogs who have been injured or are in bad shape. But equally as important are the large, perfectly healthy strays who are often the first targeted should tribal roundups happen. They're so gorgeous and make up a large part of the dogs we rescue and move.
Two beauties rescued
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Danny Boy got in BIG trouble probably well over a week ago judging by the level of infection and dehydration. Quills were in his mouth also. A Lakota team member of LightShine got him to the Vet tonight in Valentine. He is resting more comfortably this evening than he has in awhile. Rescue matters to him and the 34 other dogs we have rescued this week and taken to our Vets. Thanks for your help.
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Gabe is in foster care and we wanted to share his updated picture with all of you.

Thanks for donating to him. Your gifts are important to all of us, especially all of the dogs and puppies! Without your support and compassion, we couldn't save as many as we do.

Thank you,
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$13,890 of $16,700 goal

Raised by 252 people in 37 months
Created May 6, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Lightshine Canine Inc
Certified Charity
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Longmont, CO
EIN: 473048896
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Ashley Sirokman
17 months ago
Lupe Perez
24 months ago

Thank you for ALL you do !

24 months ago
Nancy McKnight
24 months ago

Little Leaf?

25 months ago
27 months ago

Thank you for all that y'all do to help the dogs of Pine Ridge. My pup was a rescue from there in Sep 2014 and I couldn't be more thankful to have her in my life. She is such a sweet and amazing pup.

Christine Gorrell
28 months ago

Thanks for all you do!

sue broussard
28 months ago

thanks for taking care of the animals.

Lacey Kirschten
28 months ago
Doreen Christensen
28 months ago

Thank you for all you do

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