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Spay/neuter and vaccination: upcoming clinics near you

Getting your pets spayed or neutered and vaccinated is essential to their health and our community’s health.

We know it can be challenging to find veterinary resources when and where you need them, but there are many organizations offering these services near you that you may not know about. Here’s a schedule of upcoming spay/neuter and vaccination clinics across the Navajo Nation.

 

JANUARY 31st & FEBRUARY 1st

Navajo Nation Veterinary Program

Location: Chinle Veterinary Clinic, Chinle, AZ

Details: Spay & Neuter Clinic - Make a deposit January 18th & 27th at the Window Rock Fairgrounds 9 a.m. - 3 p.m, Cash Only deposit $10.00 for each pet or apply online https://clinichq.com/online/d4be0c46-5b0e-419d-8735-42036c91a5f0 

More information call Chinle Clinic 928-674-2069


FEBRUARY 4th & 5th

Soul Dog Rezcue

Location: Kayenta, AZ

Details: To schedule an appointment to have your animal Spay/Neutered please Text: 303-999-6424 or email: appt@souldog.org. Fee is $20.00 for each animal.

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February 10th
Best Friends Animal Society & The Parker Project - Vaccination Clinic- (Sick or injured animals will also be seen!)

Location: Hidden Springs Bible Church in Hidden Springs, AZ (Mile 488.5 / west Side of Hwy 89, 8.7 miles South of Gap)

Time: 9 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Details: No appointment necessary! Drive up clinic (please stay in your vehicle) Distemper/Parvo (dog): $10.00, FVRCP (cat): $10.00, Rabies (cat & dog): $10.00, Flea/Tick (cat & dog): $15.00, Deworming: $5.00. For question please text 480-569-4559 or or call 435-899-8228

Does your pet need to be Spayed/Neutered? Appointments for the February 24-26 Spay & Neuter Clinic can be made at this time.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Best Friends is working with Navajo Nation Animal Control and the Navajo Nation Veterinary Program, along with spay/neuter and rescue organizations, to save the lives of more cats and dogs in the Navajo Nation animal control facilities.

We’re also working to address the overpopulation of free-roaming dogs and to increase public awareness around animal-related issues. And we need your help.

You can make a difference and save lives right here in the Navajo Nation by taking advantage of local spay and neuter clinics, and by volunteering, fostering an animal or adopting.

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Local veterinary and pet wellness services

In addition to the spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, there are several veterinary offices in the Navajo Nation that offer pet services.


Desert View Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Carol Holgate | Tuba City, Arizona

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please call (928) 283-6184.


Navajo Nation Veterinary Program

Clinics in Tse Bonito, Chinle, and Shiprock

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please visit the Navajo Nation Veterinary Management Facebook page.


Rez Vet

Dr. Adrienne Ruby | Dilkon, Arizona

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please call (928) 521-6241.

 

Western Agency Spay/Neuter & Pet Resource Center

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please call (928) 235-6345 or Visit the Navajo Nation Pet Resources website. Or Email: Navajonationpetresources.org

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Adopt to help save lives

If you’re considering adding a new pet to the family, we urge you to consider adoption from a rescue or nearby shelter.

By adopting, you’re giving a homeless pet a loving home, while making space for another pet to be rescued. You’re also bringing home a pet that is vaccinated, and spayed or neutered.

 

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Volunteer to help save the lives of cats and dogs

You can make a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets by volunteering to support our lifesaving programs in the Navajo Nation.

There are so many ways to get involved. You can help out at a spay/neuter and vaccination clinic, give lifts to pets from shelters to rescue groups for adoption, or foster a dog or cat until the animal can be transported.

Email our outreach team at outreach@bestfriends.org to get started.


Help at a spay/neuter and vaccination clinic

There are a range of tasks you can help with at the spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, such as checking in pets, cleaning kennels, assisting with surgery recovery and helping with paperwork. No experience? No problem. We will provide training and support.


Become a transport driver

Do you love animals? Do you love to drive? If your answers are yes, we have a great volunteer opportunity for you. We are always looking for people to help get animals from shelters to rescue groups where they can be adopted.


Open your home to a foster pet

Because of the high volume of animals entering the shelters, we often receive urgent calls from the kennel officers asking us to find homes for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens to make space for more. Rescue groups often need a bit of time to arrange for incoming animals. That’s where you come in.

By fostering a pet — providing love and care while an animal waits to be transferred to a rescue group and adopted — you’re helping to prepare that animal for life in a home, while freeing up space in shelters to help more pets.

To foster a pet in the Navajo Nation, you'll need to be in compliance with the Navajo Nation Animal Control ordinance.

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