Adoptable pup Cici found her forever home at last year's Flag Wool & Fiber Festival. Image Courtesy of Tuba City Humane Society.
Our second nonprofit in the spotlight is Tuba City Humane Society, an all-volunteer nonprofit rescue group located on the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Arizona. Tuba City Humane Society was founded in 1990 by Mary Jo Parys, a pediatric nurse who worked with Indian Health Services in Tuba City for 35 years.
With no physical facility, Tuba City Humane Society is a network of volunteers, foster homes, and veterinary service partners throughout northern Arizona. They rely on this network to rescue, foster, transport and give medical attention to animals in need on the western Navajo Nation.
Last year, Tuba City Humane Society was at the festival with adoptable dogs, sharing their mission with our festival goers in between puppy snuggles. As a result of their presence at the festival, several of our fiber community members ended up adopting new four legged companions.
Even in the midst of COVID-19, Tuba City Humane Society continues to do critical animal rescue work. In addition, they’ve been a phenomenal resource on social media for Navajo Nation COVID-19 resources. You can learn more about and donate to Tuba City Humane Society online at www.tubacityhumanesociety.org.