Impoverishment on the reservations PWNA serves affects 38% to 63% of the people.

Immediate Relief

Animal Welfare

PWNA supports animal welfare groups that rescue, rehabilitate and place injured or stray animals in foster care or forever homes, ensuring well-being of animals and healthy, safe communities.

Animal welfare and the problems created from overpopulated and stray animals are immense for some reservation communities, leading to human health risk such as animal bites, rabies and the spread of disease. The Navajo Nation alone has estimates reaching as high as 6,000 stray dogs and cats, depending on the community.

Annually, PWNA helps animal welfare partners rescue thousands of hungry or injured animals:
  • spay, neuter and vaccinate animals of the reservation
  • educate communities on proper care of animals
  • enable animal groups to care for more animals

(Related programs: Reservation Animal Rescue (RAR))