We mourn the loss of a long-time friend of Desert Haven - Ginny Nylen – who passed away suddenly doing what she loved: RV’ing throughout the US and making friends along the way. Ginny had work-camped in our area some years ago. When we appealed to the community for someone to help in our Desert Haven office on Tuesdays, Ginny came forward. She helped us again the following several winters. Time went on and Ginny no longer work-camped, but she kept traveling and every year, she was back at Desert Haven to visit, with plenty of goodies for our furry residents. Ginny, you will always be remembered fondly by all of us who shared precious moments of your life.
Susan Newman of Animas Creek Plant Nursery and Gina Kelley of Ruidoso, we value your long-standing commitment to our animal welfare cause. Susan is a local business person with a high level of moral principle. Gina was the Sierra County Tourism Director until she moved to Ruidoso over 2 years ago. While a local resident, she had asked our organization for help to sterilize the small army of feral and stray cats who lived in her neighborhood. We came through for her. Then the economy took a dip, so did the support we counted on to keep our spay-a-stray program solvent. We appealed to all those we had helped in the past – even one dollar would make a difference, one dollar from each of the several thousand individuals we had helped since we started the program in 1994. A hand-full came forward.
We need volunteer help every morning at Desert Haven. We also need help at Paws&Claws Thrift Shoppe. Contact us at 575-894-2639 or at weR4pets@gmail.com. Visit us at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.com and www.Facebook.com/pawsnclawsthriftshoppe. Our mailing address is: POB 638, Williamsburg, NM 87901.