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Many kind and generous people help Lakota Animal Care Project. Because of your help, we are able to help many dogs and cats who otherwise would not get help. You are the champions who make it possible to provide health care for dogs like Jakee Pooh and many others.

Jakee Poo Before Care
Jakee Poo After Care












You are the champions who make it possible for us to offer spay/neuter clinics so the dog and cat population can someday be brought to a level where each and every dog or cat can expect enough food to eat, a warm place to sleep, basic health care, and a family who wants and loves them. You are the champions who make our Enhancing Awareness & Compassion for All Our Relations program possible which brings many smiles to the faces of children, some of whom will someday become our own Lakota veterinarians, vet techs, Lakota Animal Care Givers, teachers.









Although we must continue to dream big dreams that we know may take years to realize, you help make our dreams come true. The words are not enough to express our gratitude not only for what you do and give but also for the sense of solidarity you inspire in pursuit of respect for all our relations. Pilamaye (thank you!)



Thanks to our Champions

  1. Cassandra Cde Baca for designing our website
  2. Brian Walton for hosting our website
  3. Donita Little White Man and Family for caring for many dogs in need over the years.
  4. Tatewin Means, Attorney General, Oglala Sioux Tribe for supporting the rights of our 4 legged friends.
  5. John Spellings & Sherri Mears of www.busforsale.com
  6. Peggy Smith & Randy Knox of Rockin R Rides in Custer, SD
  7. V.B. Satterfield for being a loyoal donor over the years
  8. Vincent Chavez, Clean and Simple Studios for volunteering to do our brochure. vinchavez@gmail.com
  9. Carol Leabhart for volunteering to do our Facebook page and our newsletter over the years
  10. Lee Ann Hanks and family for being a great foster home for many dogs in need
  11. Carey Adamson and family for being a great fost home for many dogs in need
  12. Dr. James Sasse of Sasse Animal Clinic in Gordon, Nebraska for volunteering to come to the Reservation to do trainings for new Lakota Animal Care Givers and for helping us in many other ways over the years since we were founded. Sasse Animal Clinic is the closest veterinary clinic to the Reservation
  13. Dr. David Datt and his team at Croix Valley Veterinary Hospital, Hudson, WI for volunteering at our spay/neuter clinics and coming back year after year to helps
  14. Dr. Nora Kleps of East Hampton, NY for volunteering at our spay/neuter clinics and coming back year after year to help
  15. Dr. Cynthia Donovan and Dr. Eric Greenwell at Lake Cumberland Animal Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky for volunteering at our spay/neuter clinics and coming back year after year to help
  16. Dr. Julie Levy, Professor of Shelter Medicine, University of Florida, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program for helping us in many ways
  17. Dr. Kami Ireland of Dakota Hills Vet Clinic in Rapid City, SD for volunteering to come to the Reservation to do health exams on rescued dogs
  18. Pedigree Foundation for giving us a grant at a critical point in our hsitory
  19. Hartz Mountain Corporation for giving us a huge donation of flea and tick medicine
  20. Boehringer Ingelheim for donating vaccine when we need it
  21. ASPCA for giving us a series of small grants in years past to cover things most other donors would not
  22. Petfinder Foundation for helping us to save 600 dogs during a crisis
  23. The Greater Good Foundation for partnering with us to save 600 dogs during a crisis
  24. The American Humane Association for coming to the Reservation to help us
  25. Red Rover for coming to the Reservation to help us
  26. All members of our volunteer Board of Directors who do so much every year to keep us going
  27. Ronald Stevens for being a loyal donor
  28. The Petco Foundation for giving us several very helpful grants
  29. Best Friends for giving us our first grant that made a big difference in our ability to keep going
  30. The Doris Goodwin Walbridge Foundation
  31. Crazy Horse School for letting us use their great facilities for spay/neuter clinics
  32. Wounded Knee District School for letting us use their great facilities for spay/neuter clinics
  33. The Porcupine School for letting us use their great facilities for spay/neuter clinics
  34. Alexander C. and Tillie S. Speyer Foundation for their generous support
  35. Nancy Couperus for her unending enthusiasm to make this a better world for all
  36. Patti Rogoff
  37. The Veterinary Technology Program of the Front Range Community College in Ft. Collins, Colorado
  38. Vienna Brown and Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka, DVM for volunteering their help and their always positive "can do" attitude to life
  39. Jim (TGO) and Linda Detling for moral and financial support
  40. Dr. Beth Sperry, DVM for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  41. Dr. Susy Horowitz, DVM for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  42. Dr. Rick Pence, DVM for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  43. Nicole Parker, CVT for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  44. Lisa Belz, CVT for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  45. Susan Gayle, LVT for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  46. Rene Cyr, Vet Asst for volunteering to help with spay/neuter clinics
  47. Linda Cabanban
  48. The Prairie Wind Casino Hotel and its most excellent staff for generously giving Lakota Animal Care Volunteer
    Veterinarians complimentary rooms at this great hotel. The Prairie Wind Casino Hotel is owned and managed by the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe
  49. James Farr, Manager of the Rapid City Petco Store, for his always positive and strong support for Lakota Animal Care, helping us find great homes for animals in need by supporting our adoption program and going the extra mile.
  50. "World Vets" for their kind and generous donation of product and supplies to Lakota Animal Care
  51. The Lutheran Retreat Center in Pine Ridge for providing housing for visiting volunteer veterinarians
  52. The Red Shirt School for providing the venue for the spay/neuter clinic for Red Shirt and for housing the visiting volunteer veterinarian team and providing them with meals.
  53. Aliya Hess, Jesse Olivas and Joey Gasca for volunteering to be the first volunteer work group of the season and helping Lakota Animal Care to get everything organized and ready to go for our first "Good Health for All Our Relations" clinic of 2016.
  54. Sue Gallup - "for being the best foster mom any pup could ever ask for".


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