"Humane education avenues for herd and animal development, health and welfare"
Animal Rez-Q, Inc. is a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation on the Navajo Nation organized for charitable, religious, educational, scientific and prevention of cruelty purposes, all involving some aspect of animal welfare and care.
1. ANIMAL WELLNESS
This work will involve providing animal disease prevention services within Native communities which includes the vaccinations, deworming, and external parasite protection of animals. These services will apply a cultural holistic approach that we all function together to gain wellness and health. Animal wellness services encompass herd health, horse health and dog/cat health.
2. HUMAN EDUCATION
All outreach education will share the concept that Native Nations and our animal kingdoms need to flourish and sustain one another while respecting the natural elements, our youth and teachings of our elders. All materials will be developed with the four phases of thinking, planning, doing and verifying to assist Native populations of all ages that we live together and grow together, with our animals. Targeted audiences include head start, elementary, high school, tribal colleges and universities, chapter communities, worksites, businesses, tribal councils and external partners.
3. HERD DEVELOPMENT & GENETIC IMPROVEMENTS
To provide avenues to Native livestock and horse owners the opportunity to increase genetic quality and improve herds with herd planning, and the purchase of quality sires. Livestock producers will have access to artificial insemination, and/or cool semen insemination, should the producers request for the services. The improvements to livestock and herds will increase the value of livestock.
The economy of the Navajo Nation depends on the quality assured practices of raising livestock. This work will involve the promotion of good practices in animal husbandry through field demonstration and public education. Livestock producers will gain record keeping knowledge and the tools to properly identify livestock for increased revenue at auction/sale.
Cattle – Herd planning, Artificial Insemination
Horse – Cool Semen Insemination
4. OVERPOPULATION CONTROL and the GROWTH OF HUMANE COMMUNITIES
Tribal communities will support community initiatives for the spaying and neutering of pets, castration of stallions and the adoption of animals off of reservation lands. Humane efforts will encompass the cultural aspects of animal use and function, the safe guarding of medicinal herbs and the restoration of natural grazing land
ANIMAL REZ-Q, INC. is located in Window Rock, Arizona, Navajo Nation. There is currently no animal shelter in Window Rock for homeless animals. Much of the work of ANIMAL REZ-Q will involve fund-raising to build an animal shelter. Within the Navajo Nation the construction of an animal shelter / rehab facility will be the primary focus for the healing of a tribe overcome with pet overpopulation, the need for humane outreach programs and animal adoption services.
Pet spay & neuter
Animal Shelter establishment – CONSTRUCTION of facility
Animal rescue opportunities
5. ANIMAL THERAPY PROGRAM
ARQ supports the healing from an animal/human relationship through various therapy programs within the new animal shelter facility. Equine-therapy classes, elderly therapy visits and animal companionship classes will be held at the new animal sheltering facility.
6. YOUTH IMPACT PROGRAMS
A youth volunteer program, community action initiatives and an active ARQ staff will move toward the establishment of youth impact programs for communities and their animals. The continual need for youth employment and incentive programs to allow for the younger populations to express their compassion toward animals, nature and the community driven projects.