This week, Desert Haven became home to two lucky dogs, literally! “Forrest” is a large size hound - an emaciated, wounded and arthritic “old guy”- recently rescued from the Gila Wilderness. The other is a young Chihuahua we named Gumbo. She was discovered by Tim, a local Desert Haven volunteer who was walking around a vehicle bone-yard near Albuquerque a couple of weeks ago. His eye caught the tiny dog curled-up on the torn seat of one of the junk vehicles. Fearful, she repeatedly refused to be caught. While checking out her surroundings, Tim soon realized why the frightened little dog kept coming back to the vehicle. She didn’t want to leave her little buddy’s side. His decomposing skin-and-bone body had obviously been stuck between the door and the passenger seat of the junk car for some time.
|Tim rescuing Gumbo|
It took an enormous amount of compassion and patience, several trips to the bone yard over a number of days, plenty of canned food and also a steel trap for Tim to get her safely into his car and on their way to Desert Haven. Common sense tells us that we can’t save them all. We saved two more this week: Forest and Gumbo. They will never be alone again. They will never be hungry, or hurt again, as long as they are under the care of the good hearted individuals who put their strong love for animals into action at the sanctuary.
|Sweet littel girl - finally safe!|
|In my new bed!|
This week’s wish list: canned dog and cat food, also monetary contributions to help offset the high costs of veterinary care for our most recent little rescues.
Desert Haven is open to visitors every Tuesday. Visit us at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.com. You can also chat with us at www.Facebook.com/deserthaven and www.facebook.com/pawsnclawsthriftshoppe. Our mailing address is: Sierra County Humane Society, POB 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942. You can also contact us at 575-894-2639 or e-mail us at weR4pets@gmail.com.