Sunday, March 23, 2014

Week of 3/16/14 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin
Atty. John Wheeler meets with Eliana Aubin

Many local businesses support the Sierra County Humane Society, either with their business membership or through in-kind or financial contributions. We count on these contributions. They help pay for the labor of love that we provide for the companion animals of Sierra County.

For some years now, Attorney-at-Law John Wheeler, James Bagwell, CPA PA, Davis Fleck, Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber CO, Sun Valley Hardware, Walmart, Desert Winds Boat & RV Storage, Bullocks Grocery Store in TorC, also Hodges Restaurant and Bar-2 Sand & Gravel in Elephant Butte, Animas Creek Plant Nursery, both the Sierra County Sentinel and the Herald newspapers, have all been some of our strongest supporters. Recently, the current owners of Adobe Hacienda Real Estate gave us their vote of confidence by becoming business members of our animal welfare organization.

We also wish to thank Sierra Veterinary Services for being one of our business supporters. The modern facility is located on North Date Street in TorC. Formerly “Hot Springs Animal Clinic”, owned and operated by Dr Cardwell who retired not long ago, then moved back with Judy to his home state of Texas, the veterinary business is currently owned by Dr Dawkins, daughter of local resident Bobby Dawkins. We consider Bobby Dawkins a strong supporter of the SCHS as well. Sierra County residents are fortunate indeed to have community-minded businesses that care enough to support non-profit organizations like ours.

Without Dr Dawkins and Sierra Veterinary Services conveniently located in TorC, many local people who share their lives with companion animals and who want to provide for them the very best of routine and emergency care available would not be able to do so.

We need helpers at Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe, also at Desert Haven Animal Refuge. Interested in giving us a hand this spring and summer? Even as little as two hours a week of your precious time would certainly make a difference.

Visit Desert Haven on a Tuesday, between 9AM and 4PM when the sanctuary is open to visitors, and find out for yourself where you would be most needed. You can also contact us at 575-894-2639 or at . Visit us at and