To say that the past year has been challenging is a grave understatement. After all, COVID-19 has stopped and turned the entire world upside-down. The amount of people struggling to cope and make ends meet is incalculable. It has also been tough for our pets. Most especially for those living in remote areas who do not have access to basic medical care and proper treatment. Fortunately, non-profit organizations like Animal Balance have stepped in to offer a helping hand and asking people to join the cause.
Animal Balance is a nonprofit organization that creates and provides humane animal population management programs where conflicts between people, wildlife, and domestic animals occur, or where communities do not have access, or cannot afford veterinary care.
Their mission is to collaborate with communities in need to create sustainable and humane non-human animal management. They offer programs to prevent suffering and ignite social change.
They assist areas that don’t have enough access to free veterinary care. Their flexible Mobile Animal Sterilization Hospitals (MASH) were created to help transform any area into a fully functioning, high-quality spay and neuter clinic.
Animal Balance will hit the road this summer to bring MASH to a smaller Navajo territory in New Mexico called Ramah Chapter. This particular place doesn’t have access to veterinary services. The nearest one is a 2-hour drive away with long lines and expensive services. As a result, the locals find it difficult to make the trip and spend money for animal care and treatment.
Animal Balance plans to provide free spaying/neutering services and vaccinations. They also plan to offer parasite medications, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and other medical treatment through the pop-up clinic. Their goal is to treat and sterilize 200 animals in 3 days this August. The total cost needed for these services is $17,000.
Please support this great cause to help the Navajo overpopulation crisis and the community. For more information about Animal Balance, visit https://www.animalbalance.org