Saving The Rez Dogs

$13,315 of $16.7k goal

Raised by 246 people in 9 months
KC Willis
for Lightshine Canine Inc
 HOT SPRINGS, SD
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
605-745-3786


Butler Vet
470 West Hwy 20
Valentine, NE 69201
402-376-1500


High Plains Animal Clinic
1310 East Bennett Avenue
Martin, SD 57551
605-685-6620


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,   https://www.facebook.com/lightshinecanines/.

Thanks so much.
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Update 9
Posted by KC Willis
22 days ago
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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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Update 8
Posted by KC Willis
5 months ago
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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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Update 7
Posted by KC Willis
6 months ago
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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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Update 6
Posted by KC Willis
8 months ago
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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,
KC
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$13,315 of $16.7k goal

Raised by 246 people in 9 months
Created May 6, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Lightshine Canine Inc
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CG
$25
Christine Gorrell
22 days ago

Thanks for all you do!

SB
$15
sue broussard
22 days ago

thanks for taking care of the animals.

LK
$25
Lacey Kirschten
24 days ago
DC
$50
Doreen Christensen
29 days ago

Thank you for all you do

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
AC
$50
Ashli Carter
1 month ago
SB
$50
Shari Bradstream
1 month ago

I pray for all of you to be safe and save them every day. Thank you for all that you do.

$85
Anonymous
1 month ago
LB
$100
Leah Bernica
2 months ago
LL
$100
Lynda Levitz
2 months ago

Thanks for keeping as many pups out of cold as you do. Your work is amazing.

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