The Parker Project was established in 2018 when we realized that the only way to overcome the incredible overpopulation problem of dogs and cats was by aggressive spay and neuter efforts in underserved communities. The late Kerry Parker had planned to offer her services alongside our new mobile clinic when it was set to kick off. 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 Director, Alex Mays, had spent many years working alongside Dr. Parker with Soul Dog Rescue. The team at Soul Dog had been heading MASH style spay and neuter on The Navajo Nation, and Dr. Parker was right by their side through it all. Throughout both school and a large portion of her career, Alex spent many long days growing her passion for spay and neuter while learning from the team who had paved the way for many. It is through our project’s continued efforts, under our parent organization The Serengeti Foundation, that Dr. Parker’s legacy will live on. With a primary focus on The Western Navajo Agency, we plan to reshape the way access to care is provided. Between high quality, high volume spay and neuter, and increased wellness and vaccination clinics in targeted communities, we believe we have the chance to keep animals in the homes that love them.