Veterinary clinics to visit Standing Rock

2012-08-03T18:00:00Z Veterinary clinics to visit Standing Rock Bismarck Tribune

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association’s Rural Area Veterinary Service program will be setting up clinics at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

The clinics will offer free veterinary services to the local families and their pets from Cannon Ball, Fort Yates and McLaughlin, S.D., starting Sunday, through Aug. 12.

The clinics will be in Cannon Ball on Sunday and Monday, in Fort Yates on Tuesday and Wednesday and in McLaughlin from Thursday to Aug. 12.

They will provide basic health care services for dogs and cats, including spay/neuter surgery, vaccination programs, parasite treatment and urgent care issues.

“Our clinics mean the difference between high quality veterinary care and no care at all, and everywhere we visit, residents and community leaders express deep appreciation for the care and attention their animals have received,” said Windi Wojdak, the program’s director.

Now in its 18th year, the nonprofit program serves rural communities where poverty and geographic isolation make regular veterinary care inaccessible. The association is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.

In 2011, officials said the program provided $1.5 million in free veterinary services to more than 8,600 animals in 42 communities around the world.


Reach Carly Crane at carly.crane@bismarcktribune .com or 250-8260.

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  1. Jbkb
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    Jbkb - August 05, 2012 9:19 am
    I can't imagine their ancestors would be to proud about many things!! How embarrassing and sad!! Have a bit of "pride" in yourself and your belongings ( including pets)
  2. Artist1
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    Artist1 - August 05, 2012 12:46 am
    notnek, you have some prior wisdom to the lamp post? My drive by observations are quite vivid and the run-down government "shanties" making the reservations look like a smelly ghetto! The old commercial with the Native American with the silent tear rolling down his face would be bawling at the disgraceful state of so called "Native Pride" NOT!
  3. Artist1
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    Artist1 - August 05, 2012 12:34 am
    Just call the Tribune dear. They can contact me.
  4. Artist1
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    Artist1 - August 05, 2012 12:27 am
    Drinking your lunch is so uncool.
  5. notnek
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    notnek - August 04, 2012 10:18 am
    Artist1 it must be very fulfilling to make a judgement by your drive by observations . I commend these Vets willing to provide medical attention for pets that do not have ready access to Vet care.

    The usual derogatory thoughts concerning reservations and Indians reminds me of the person looking for lost keys under the lamp post, because the light is better there all the wile knowing the keys were lost several blocks away.
  6. librabritty
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    librabritty - August 04, 2012 8:36 am
    artist1 are u with the group that will be going down there? or how would anyone at the tribune know how to get ahold of you for me.....
  7. Artist1
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    Artist1 - August 04, 2012 3:06 am
    P.S. librabritty, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I also have a pom. This sickens me. You were very brave and correct in writting this. If the pomerainian needs a safe, loving home just have the Bismarck Tribune contact me. Bless you.
  8. Artist1
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    Artist1 - August 04, 2012 2:55 am
    It is sick that Prairie Knights Casino is just in the neighborhood making big dollars.. and these townships cry "wolf". Are they too busy to care for their animals? Sad to drive by and see run-down government homes too. I wonder what these human beings are doing to be too busy to care for their's obvious they do not care for themselves either. Oh, but let's spend money in their casino or entertain a pipe-dream riverboat casino.
  9. Jbkb
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    Jbkb - August 04, 2012 1:34 am
    That is awful!!!! Thank you for bringing it to light. I really hope the right ppl read this and do something about it!!!!!

  10. librabritty
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    librabritty - August 03, 2012 8:43 pm
    too bad these veterinarians cannot help out a very inhumane case against animals i have ever seen/heard of......and yes i know what i am going to tell you for a fact because the owners tell me this sort of stuff all the see, there is a trailer house in solen that has a great big MEAN dog tied up to a big chain so he can run the yard and scare people and animals off...well, he gets fed and watered every 2 or 3 days...the owners live in bismarck with their son now...there is also a smaller dog inside the trailer that never gets to come outside so he is pissing and pooping on puppy pads and the floor and he also only gets fed every 2 or 3 days when the owners come down to feed/water them. They used to have cats, thankfully they all took the way, the small dog is a purebred pommeranian who is also left alone all winter long without heat in the trailer or anything.... just needs a very loving home......the big dog just needs to be put down he is way to mean and aggressive......i am hoping that someone will see this and check into this....if they go ask anyone in solen they will tell u which trailer is theres.....everyone in town wants the big dog gone and likewise the little dog needs help also......i don't think they are current are any of their vaccinations either - especially rabies......scary scary situation......
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