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Volunteer Opportunities with Lakota Animal Care Project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Remember, you don't have to live in South Dakota to help!



You can volunteer to:


Help at a 3 day spay/neuter clinic on the Reservation. (Licensed veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and helpers 18 years and older) Our spay/neuter schedule for 2016 will be available soon. We plan to have clinics in June, July, August and September. Each spay/neuter clinic also includes a "Good Health for All Our Relations" clinic where vaccinations and other basic animal health care is offered to dogs and cats.


Help put our Newsletter together, update our brochure, or update our website.


Help organize fun fund and awareness-raising events wherever you live


Help pick up dog food and blankets in Rapid City and bring them out to the Reservation. When we have our spay/neuter clinics. (An Organization in Rapid City donates these to us but we have no way to pick them up. It is only a 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Rapid City to the Reservation).


Do educational programs at schools on the Reservation through our "Enhancing Awareness and Compassion for All our Relations" program (the programs are for kindergarten through fourth grade)(retired teachers, animal lovers 20 years and older). This is an opportunity for those who would like to become regular volunteers. Background check is required. We provide the curriculum and the training.


Transport an animal from the Reservation to a partner shelter where they will be adopted (100% are adopted). Lakota Animal Care has the crates for transport, you provide the vehicle and drive the dog/cat to the partner shelter who will receive them and ensure they are adopted


Help at one of our adoption events in Rapid City, SD or Fort Collins, Colorado.


Foster (for 2 to 6 weeks maximum)a puppy in need of a short-term home. (There are so many puppies waiting for a chance at a new life if only they had a short-term foster home to bridge the time until they can be transported to one of our partner shelters or go to one of our adoption events and find their furever family!)


Help write grants that help ensure Lakota Animal Care Project can continue to exist


Email lakotaanimalcare@gmail.com for more information