What we have come to realize throughout our years of visiting rural communities, is that people love their animals no matter where you go. Just because the resources aren’t there, or the financial situation of their family doesn’t allow them to provide the care they deserve, doesn’t mean that they care for their pet’s any less than you or me. The Parker Project was established in 2018, when we realized that the only way to overcome the severe overpopulation problem in our country was by aggressive spay and neuter efforts in underserved communities. The late Kerry Parker was set to be the full time veterinarian for this mobile surgical unit. Just a few months after the start of the project, Dr. Parker passed away. It was a no brainer that the project would be called The Parker Project in her honor. Project manager, Alex Allison, had spent years working alongside Dr. Parker and Soul Dog Rescue as they provided free/by donation spay and neuter services to the rural communities of The Navajo Nation. It is through the continued efforts of the project, under it’s parent organization The Serengeti Foundation
, that Dr. Parker’s legacy will live on. Each month we will continue to head to the most rural communities with very limited to no access to veterinary care. Through collaboration efforts working with rescue/shelter partners, we will provide veterinary care and services to the areas that need it most.