Winter Blues?

It’s cold outside! But, that doesn’t stop LTAR volunteers and supporters! During our Rez Rescue Run on Jan 5th, 11 dogs and 8 cats went to rescue! We thought we’d find more, because we were hearing that there were a lot of strays. But, that means that probably some of them that people thought were strays, were actually owned pets.

We had our first vaccination clinic on Thurs, Jan 10th. We vaccinated 30 dogs and 8 cats that day. We’re working hard to stop the spread of diseases in animals. The Wonderful Dr Paula from Valley Vet Clinic closed her offices for the morning to come to Sisseton for our clinic. We highly recommend Dr Paula and her staff if anyone is looking for a vet near the reservation. Their phone is (320) 695-2513. Funding for this event was provided thanks to a Vaccination Grant provided by the ASPCA! We had also used a portion of our grant money to cover the vaccinations done during our spay/neuter clinics in 2012. We have a little bit of grant money left over, so we will be purchasing vaccinations to have on hand for animals going on transport.

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve got several great fundraisers in the works. First, TODAY and TOMORROW, stop by the LTAR booth at the Winter Show in Sisseton. Aliive Roberts County generously donated some of their space for an LTAR booth, so that we wouldn’t have to pay to be at the show. We will have calendars, tote bags, ceramics and many other items for sale at our booth. All proceeds will go right to helping animal on the reservation.  And I hear it is a bright, sun-shiny day on the rez!  A perfect day to get out and get rid of the winter blues!

Have you ever wanted to go to a MN Wild hockey game? We currently have a raffle for a pair of MN Wild tickets! The tickets are for the Sun, Feb 17th game at 5pm against the Detroit Red Wings!  A $5 donation gets you in the drawing for the tickets. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have of winning. The drawing will be held on Wed 1/23, so you will have plenty of time to plan your trip to the Xcel Energy Center if you win. All donations are tax deductible. Visit our website to enter the drawing.

Make this Valentine’s Day a special one for your pet, with our Show LTAR the Love Fundraiser. Make a donation, and Cupid will shoot out a heart with your pets name on it! If you make a $20 donation, your pet will get a Valentine in the mail, addressed to them! Look forward to this fundraiser starting immediately following the Wild ticket fundraiser. Remember, all donations are tax deductible!

We are also planning an Indian Taco sale in Sisseton in February! Watch our website and facebook page for more information. We are still working to plan the date for the event. You will be able to pre-order you Indian Tacos, and they’ll be made fresh for you that day. This was a hugely popular event when we did it last year. For our fans that don’t live on the rez and may not know what an Indian Taco is, it is a piece of fry bread, usually about 6 inches in diameter, and just over an inch thick, topped with taco meat and all the usual taco fixings and you eat it with a knife and fork! YUM!

I’m also going to throw out a teaser for another event we’ll have coming in the next month or two…..it will be a “Break-a-thon”! Watch our website and facebook for more details as we get the plans for this one ironed out.

Did you know there was a Sisseton City pound? We have always pulled animals from the Sisseton City pound, when their time was up. This fall, we worked with Mark, who manages the shelter to make it more comfortable for animals in the winter. The Sisseton City pound is located inside a tin maintenance building in town. There are no windows, no heat, no air conditioning, and no real budget! We added items to our LTAR wish list that would specifically be used at the pound, such as heat lamps, heated water bowls and stainless steel food bowls. The fans of our facebook page generously donated the items needed. We also supplied bedding, and a good slip leash. Mark would love to get some collars and leashes for use at the pound. So, the next batch ordered off of our wish list, will be sent to the pound.

 

We hope everyone is having a great winter! Be sure to let us know if you have litters of puppies or kittens that you need help with, or if you have strays in your neighborhood that need help. We remove animals from the reservation to help reduce the animal over-population problems on the rez. All animals we remove go to foster based rescue groups that specialize in finding great homes for animals. You can email us at laketraversedogs@yahoo.com, post on our facebook page or call 605-742-0219 if you know of animals that need help. Thanks for your support!

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