Fire Destroys Our Shelter
No animals were harmed and all were removed safely and in time.
Unfortunately we have lost everything.
40+ animals are now being sheltered in Calvin's personal residence!
Your help and support is needed now more than ever.
The cold SD winter is now upon us and the average night temperature is 20 degrees.
We need all the help we can get to rebuild as quickly as possible.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
There’s always something going on in the world of animal welfare. From new campaigns to emergency rescues, there’s always something exciting to share. Check out our awesome new rescue vehicles!
We would like to thank all of our White Owl Family and Friends who made this possible for us
May Tunkasila Bless us, in all we do.
A COVID CRISIS-
We Really Need Your Help!
One of the most vital part's of any rescue organization is the rescue vehicle. Without a rescue vehicle, rehoming and rescuing just isn't so easy.
We are so thankful for our new vehicles.
Due to the Covid-19 virus- donations have been down 90% and sales have been down 98%! With donations being so low and being one of our only sources of funding, we have not been able to get proper insurance on our new rescue vehicles.
Please consider donating to help us insure our rescue vehicles, without we are unable to rescue and rehome as many as we could.
Pilamiya Yelo (thank you)
What Does it Cost to Care For Our Rescue Animals?
Approximate expenses as they fluctuate with product and gas costs:
$3.00 dog food / per dog per day
$2.00 cat food / per cat per day
$8.33 food / per horse per day
$60.00 for average of 180 miles round trip to rescue and relocate animals
$60.00 for gas to veterinarians nearest vet? = 70 miles!
next closest? = 120 miles!
$380 for veterinary care per dog
Join Our Oyate Today
Help care for the abandoned stray and abused animals on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Your Generosity may take many forms:
Become an Elder by joining the Buffalo Family today. Make a recurring tax deductible monthly donation of $50 or more. Additional benefits included.
Become a warrior today by joining the Horse Family. Make a recurring tax deductible monthly donation of $30. Benefits included.
Become a family member today by joining our Dog Family today. Make a recurring tax deductible monthly donation of $15. Benefits included.
Beautiful Star Quilts
These cozy quilts are made by our co-founder and Executive Director, Calvin Red Owl. Proceeds from your purchase are used to support daily operations at White Owl Sanctuary.
One of our missions is to fight animal cruelty and protect animal rights through advocacy, education and rescue efforts.
Working together, we are involved in many initiatives promoting respect and humane treatment of all animals.
Words From The Founder
A Note from Our Executive Director and co-founder
Since 2014, our Animal Welfare Organization has been dedicated to caring for and promoting the rights of animals through numerous initiatives. Our main goal is to educate and improve the treatment of animals around the Pine Ridge Reservation.
We believe in a world where the lives of animals are respected, and they are free from cruelty and suffering. Our work brings people together in order to create the changes needed to protect animals.
Co-founder, Executive Director and Operator, Calvin Red Owl III, pictured here along with Skye- the second oldest resident of the White Owl Sanctuary!
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at White Owl Sanctuary. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Animal Welfare Organization and help to strengthen our operations.
The more people get involved, the stronger we are. Check out how you can help today.