GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab is different than any you’ve heard of before. It’s the only non-profit organization in the state of Utah that exclusively serves Native American Reservations. Their goal is to reduce the stray animal population and provide all reservation animals with homes, access to food, water and veterinary care.

Organizers now want to expand their reach to places like Grand Junction — and a grant from the non-profit “Petco Love” is helping to make it happen.

After the non-profit presented the grant to Underdog Rescue, they held a special celebration for shoppers and volunteers. Adoptable dogs and puppies were there — along with other strays from the Utah Rescue Group.

The Grant will assist Underdog with their spay and neuter clinic on the Navajo Nation. These clinics help reduce the stray population, while providing free veterinary care to pets in need. The Underdog team is grateful to be a “Petco Love” partner.

“For me, seeing an investment like this in that life-saving mission and to help get more dogs in better situations – it’s heartwarming, it’s nice to see, it’s much, much needed,” says Grant Manager, Matt Spinelli.

For more information on Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab, click here.