Navajo Nation member Darell McCurtain became a finalist in Petco Foundation’s national Unsung Hero Award.
McCurtain founded a program with Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption in Utah to provide rescue and support of pets on reservations in the region, including the Navajo Nation, Ute Ouray Nation, Ute Mountain Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute.
“It’s a big undertaking, but we are reducing the number of unwanted animals that end up in shelters that would probably be euthanized,” McCurtain said. “It’s a lot of work but worth it.”
McCurtain received a $10,000 grant for Nuzzles & Co. as a finalist, and came in second place in the voting.