Monday, March 19, 2007

Week of 3/18/07 Humane Happenings

Desert Haven Animal Refuge is a small, home-like domestic animal sanctuary where unwanted and abandoned creatures, who would otherwise have no place to go, now can spend their days in a safe, peaceful and stimulating environment, surrounded by caring folks who tend to their needs, while at the same time, they help strengthen a no-kill movement that will outlast them.

These past few weeks have been very special to everyone involved with DHAR, as we were surrounded by old friends: former work-campers Walt Allen of Michigan and Larry & Mavis Juniper of Indiana, who return to Sierra County every Winter since they work-camped with us several years ago, also Ted & Fay Early, who stopped at the RV campground for a few weeks on their way home last March, and who, this year, made it a point to stop at DH again on their way back home to Colorado. Also working with them were Liane and Doug Stark, first-time work-campers at DH, Deb Peters of Connecticut, Jeanette Galliard of Albuquerque, Sheryl McKinney, Kathy Stoud, Linda Estavillo, Bootz, Freddie Loveless, Gene Trelewicz, Al Wilkinson, Middle school student Samuel Ashley, Jody and young son Joshua Koch, also Ginnie Nylen and Eliana Aubin. It has been an enjoyable few weeks indeed !

A special thank-you is in order to Camille Pronovost who travels and work-camps with husband Ed around the country and also spent time at DH earlier this year. Not only did Camille create the web site, but she also updates it weekly. It’s a professional job, well worth checking out regularly. If some of our readers correspond via the internet with animal loving friends, sending them our web site will help spread the word about our no-kill sanctuary and at the same time give the animal residents an extra chance to be sponsored or adopted.

Update on little Urchin AKA ”Sandy”: the miniature poodle lost in Elephant Butte on July 4th 2006 and finally reunited with her family, at Desert Haven, where she had arrived in early December. A miracle has happened: “Sandy” is back in Grants with her family and getting back into her old habits. Many guardian angels, all of them involved in one way or another with Desert Haven, have been watching over her along the way. ” Saving one pet won’t change the world, but surely, the world will change for that one pet”.

Wish List: Small grader to clean less than 200 ft of fence line through light brush on terrain relatively flat - Pet food - Dog Walkers and Kitty Cuddlers - Volunteers at Paws & Claws thrift shop. For more information or to adopt a pet from DH, contact us at 505-894-2778.

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