*Leech Lake Legacy is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization

Envisioning a world where every reservation dog and cat is well cared for

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Leech Lake Legacy receives ASPCA grant to assist with transports

Jean of Carver Scott Humane Society welcomes her new
foster dog who arrived on transport from Red Lake Reservation
Leech Lake Legacy was notified last week that we are receiving a $2,500 grant from the ASPCA to assist us with the transport of animals! A HUGE thanks to the ASPCA!

Every week, Jenny Fitzer (Leech Lake Legacy Program Director) coordinates and organizes the transport of animals from Red Lake and Leech Lake Reservations to partner shelters and rescues who then place the animals up for adoption. The $2,500 grant will be a tremendous help to Leech Lake Legacy in covering our transport expenses (gas and maintenance of our cargo van, 'Audrae' .. donated by LLL volunteer Terri Hill last December in memory of her Aunt Audrae). Our weekly transports involve getting donated food and crates up to Leech Lake and Red Lake and transporting animals back to the Twin Cities to our partner groups. The ASPCA will also fund transport expenses for our Great Puppy Roundups and transporting surrenders to partner groups from our clinics.

Thank you ASPCA!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Deuce and Dibbs ... Rest in peace little ones

Deuce and Dibbs were surrendered to Leech Lake Legacy last Wednesday (5/14) as they were both very sick. They were immediately taken to our partner, Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji to be checked out and treated. We soon learned that they both tested positive for parvo.

We began treating them for parvo but unfortunately both  continued to deteriorate and we lost Dibbs on Thursday. He passed peacefully surrounded by loving staff at Animal Care Clinic. On Thursday afternoon one of our volunteers went to pick him up at the clinic and transport him to the Tribal Police garage where Leech Lake Legacy volunteers were beginning to set up for our May spay/neuter and wellness clinic. We opted to bring him to the garage and set up a quarantine area where he could receive round the clock care. Dr. Kruck of Kindest Cut and volunteer vet Dr. Pierce Fleming of Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital were able to check him out and set him up to receive IV fluids. Unfortunately Deuce's frail body could not fight the parvo virus, and by Saturday early morning he crossed over into the spirit world.

Both Deuce and Dibbs will remain forever in our hearts.

In one of the stars
I shall be living
In one of them
I shall be laughing
And so it will be
as if all the stars
were laughing
when you look
at the sky at night

~ The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Deuce and Dibbs .... rest in peace. May your spirits soar free and may you dance and play in the heavens.