Camp Companion was founded in 2003.
Mission: To prevent future generations of homeless animals. Goal: to see a day when no animal is homeless.
Approach: Camp Companion has stepped outside the traditional approach to humane society. Our program centers around Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
This aggressive spay/neuter program targets farm, feral and stray cats. These cats and kittens filter into our shelters, ironically, these are often the very cats that are most overlooked by traditional humane societies and animal control facilities.
Camp Companion is working with LightShine Canine a rez dog rescure to help save the dogs from the Pine Ridge Reservation. Since this spring we have rescued over 80 dogs and with the rrecent tradegy on the reservation and the tribal police who are now enforcing the laws, there are many innocent dogs that are being round up and killed. Here is a recent article written by the Rochester Post Bulletin. Camp Companion plans in April to head out to the Pine Ridge Reservation for a large scale Spay/Neuter clinic. To learn more about this clinic, please click here.
Volunteers are the sole source of strength of Camp Companion. Only with dedicated volunteers who give of their time are we able to make progress on our mission. Our volunteers are made up of a diverse group of individuals who believe that together we have the power to make a difference. We believe everyone has a skill that enhances our organization’s ability to achieve our goals. Click on our how you can help link to see how you can become a “Camper” and make Camp Companion one more person stronger.