Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Week of 3/11/12 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin

Pat & Maxwell

 This week, the Sierra County Humane Society reminds animal loving folks who wish to support our animal welfare organization in some way, that we routinely collect aluminum cans and Bullocks receipts. Cans and receipts are then redeemed to help bring much needed funds to operate the Society’s spay-neuter and spay-a-stray programs. You can drop-off your bags of aluminum cans inside the SCHS Can Corral, located adjacent to the Paws&Claws Thrift Shoppe building in TorC. Bullocks receipts are also collected inside the Thrift Shoppe when it’s open for business – from Wed through Sat, from 11 AM to 4 PM. We also have collection boxes at the TorC public Library and Desert Haven Animal Refuge. Our organization receives absolutely no funding from government entities, local or otherwise. We operate entirely with contributions from private and corporate entities and with the profits from Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe. P&C is by far the major fund raiser for our entire organization and it takes the efforts and hard work of many volunteers to keep the shop open and successful, especially in the current economy.

 This week, we are collecting patio blocks to get a priority project underway inside the Cool Cat Neighborhood. If you have a few to donate towards our efforts, let us know. This week’s wish list: bird seeds, chicken scratch, cracked corn and sunflower seeds for the residents of Birdland & Animal House.

One of Desert Haven’s strongest supporters lives in the little town of Victoria, Texas. Regularly, this wonderful lady makes a point to send boxes of CDs and DVDs that we in turn sell at Paws & Claws. She also keeps us supplied with customized handmade price tags that we use at P&C. This animal loving lady who wishes to remain anonymous is most certainly one of our organization’s most treasured supporters.

 Jennifer Kneib and Pat Madden have been strong supporters of Desert Haven for several years now. They live way out in the country around Hillsboro. Once and twice a week, respectively, they take the time to drive all the way to the sanctuary to help care for the little rescues. Jennifer takes charge of the feline and bird habitats and Pat is a dog walker. We need more local volunteers to help us care for our little residents. If interested, let us know.

 If unable to give a hand, perhaps you can donate material or funds to help with the project. Contact us at 575-894-1694 or 575-497-0168. Check us out at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge, also at www.Facebook.com/deserthaven. You can also e-mail us at weR4pets@gmail.com.

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