The Parker Project, a mobile veterinary clinic providing sterilization, health care and support to the Navajo Nation, has received a fully equipped mobile veterinary van and a grant from the Banfield Foundation. The foundation will also provide medical supplies to fill the van and send volunteer veterinarians and technicians to the Parker Project’s clinics.
The Parker Project expressed its excitement on Facebook, stating, “To say we’re grateful is a gross understatement…outside.”
The mobile veterinary wagon, dubbed ‘Wellness Waggin’, will allow the Parker project to increase access to care for animals in remote areas. The van is equipped with the latest equipment and consumables to provide top-notch veterinary services.
The Parker Project was founded in 2018 as a mobile veterinary clinic providing sterilization, health care and support to the Navajo Nation. The organization works to reduce the population of unwanted or free-roaming animals in rural communities and to keep cared for animals happy and healthy in the homes they know and love.
dr Kerry Parker was an important part of the early efforts of the Parker Project. She had worked with Soul Dog Rescue and Alex Allison, the project director, for years, providing free and donation-based spaying and neutering services to rural communities across the Navajo Nation. Parker had planned to offer her services alongside the new mobile clinic when it was due to launch. Unfortunately, Parker passed away just a few months after the project began.
In honor of Parker’s legacy, the project was named after her, and her vision for aggressive spaying and neutering efforts in underserved communities continues through her efforts.
The project’s parent organization is the Serengeti Foundation, which works with rescue and shelter partners to provide veterinary care and services in the areas that need them most.
True to its mission statement, “Helping People Help Their Pets,” the Parker Project has vowed to continue to grow and provide care to underserved communities.
The Banfield Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Banfield Pet Hospital, aims to improve the well-being of pets and communities. His donation to the Parker Project is part of his ongoing efforts to support animal welfare organizations across the country.