NATIVE AMERICA CALLING: Rez Dog Chronicles

 

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 we will be unleashing the dog days of summer with the “Rez Dog Chronicles.” We invite you to tune in and call in to help let the dog tales loose. We are looking for your rez/village dog stories and pictures of their scruffy little faces to weave into our program.

If you’ve heard one rez dog story have you heard them all? We don’t think so - that’s why we’re opening our electronic talking circle to the real dog days of summer. We want to hear about the rez dogs in your community and the wonderment they bring to tribal life. Got a rez/village dog story to share with Native America? Just how do they differ from their cousins from the city? Once a rez dog always a rez dog? Guests include Shayai Lucero (Laguna/Acoma Pueblo) Owner Earth and Sky Floral Designs and Gallery.

So it’s time to let the rez dogs out, we want to hear from you. Send your rez dog stories or photos to:

tgatewood@nativeamericacalling.com

www.nativeamericacalling.com

We look forward to adding your chapter to our rez dog chronicles.

One thought on “NATIVE AMERICA CALLING: Rez Dog Chronicles

  1. I was looking forward to listening to “Rez Dog Chronicles” when I first heard that it was going to be broadcast on NAC, a show I listen to frequently. I thought, “Finally someone is going to address this problem!” But as I listened, I grew increasingly upset. There was no attempt to educate people about the plight of these dogs who, more often than not, have no shelter from the heat or cold, are not spayed or neutered or vaccinated, are usually flea and tick infested and starving. The host, whose name I did not get, seemed oblivious to the true conditions of these dogs’ lives. She, and most of the callers, attempted to romanticize a tragic situation. They called the neglect that these dogs suffer, “freedom.” They seemed to take it for granted that some of the dogs are three-legged without acknowledging that it was because they’d been shot. They seemed to think it was appropriate to turn a dog loose in the mountains when they couldn’t keep him anymore.
    Your show gives you the opportunity to educate people about the true conditions of these dogs’ lives. You need a host who is knowledgeable about the situation and who has a plan to fix it. There are many veterinarians and dog rescue groups throughout the country that are dedicated to improving the lot of these dogs.

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