Pine Ridge Reservation has a stray problem. Thousands of feral and semi-feral dogs living as they can and reproducing. There are no veterinarians on the reservation and the twice-a-year free clinic runs are barely making a dent.
The powers-that-be have decided on a crackdown, people has to register their dogs (max 2 per household, I'm told), unregistered ones will be rounded up and... well rumors abound.
Volunteer-run rescues on Pine Ridge are running themselves ragged to
A)Reach an agreement with the tribe so that the rounded up strays will be surrendered to rescues and not killed.
B) Rescue as many strays as they can and transport them to safety.
In particular I've been supporting the efforts of Lightshine Canine
they don't adopt directly but bring in strays and surrendered dogs, get them in shape to travel and transport them to other out-of-reservation rescues which get them neutered, socialized and adopted (they took out 1500 dogs in the last 15 months only)Oglala Pet Project
fosters and adopts
As you can imagine vet bills are staggering and just today they posted that the main transport of Lightshine Canine is in dire need of repairs.
If you live nearby and are considering adopting a dog or fostering, now is the right time, you might save 2, the one you take home and he one who would take its place in rescue.
If you can't rescue or foster, please consider donating and/or boosting the signal<a