Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Week of 1/11/15 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin
Black and beautiful!

The Sierra County Humane Society will hold its Annual Membership on Wednesday February 4 – time and place to be announced. Elections for empty or expiring directorships are held at that meeting. We are looking for candidates who are dedicated to the goals and purposes of the organization, able and willing to accept the responsibilities of a Director, knowledgeable or willing to learn about the structure and operation of the organization. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization. It has the responsibility and authority to oversee all staff and volunteer activities, establish priorities and internal policies. The Board also adopts and implements the Annual Budget. Directors typically serve for a term of three years.

At the Board meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Directors elect the officers, including the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Please remember: you must be a current member in good standing to nominate or to be nominated for a board position. Your Letter of Intent can be sent to the SCHS Secretary at Post Office Box 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942. It can also be e-mailed to For more information on finding out about the status of your membership or to learn more about becoming a Director of our organization, e-mail us or call us at 894-2639.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the daily care of our little rescues as well as with some of our Tuesday priority projects. Interested? Contact us. You can also visit the sanctuary on a Tuesday, when the sanctuary is open to the public. We need help on Tuesday to join Claudia in sorting through donated craft and sewing items. Once ready for display, they can be sold at Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe. We continue to need paint brushes and painting material, also cat treats, canned dog food, bird & sunflower seeds and scratch grain. All through the winter, we use well-worn pillows, blankets and other bedding items for our furry sanctuary residents. Do you wish to donate specific items of your choice through several large companies such as Amazon, Walmart, and pet supply companies that deliver right to our doors? Let us know. We update our Facebook pages and regularly. You can also visit our web site at

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Week of 12/28/14 Humane Happenings

by Elaina Aubin

Christmas donations
 2014 is closing its gates. Hello 2015! As we look back at the year gone by, we wish to acknowledge two local businesses that have been a huge part in the success of the Sierra County Humane Society & Desert Haven Animal Refuge:
Anonymous donations that came in this week
 Bullocks Grocery Store in TorC and Animas Creek Plant Nursery in Caballo. The Cash-for-Clubs program initiated by Bullocks some years ago is still going strong, still offering 2 dollars per each one thousand dollars of Bullocks receipts tallied and redeemed to benefit 501-c-3 non-profit organizations like ours. The revenues they generate when collected for our organization are instrumental in keeping the SCHS Spay-Neuter program in operation. When you shop at Bullocks grocery store, please save your receipts for us. You can drop them off in our collection box at Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe adjacent to Family Dollar in TorC. We also have Collection Boxes at the TorC Public Library and the Williamsburg Post Office. If you wish, you can also drop them off at Desert Haven Animal Refuge on Tuesdays, when the sanctuary is open to visitors. Josephine, a charter member of the Sierra County Humane Society, redeems them for $$$ for our S & N program. Thank-you Josephine.
Donated kitty and doggie treats
 Every month for the past several years, Lee & Susan Newman of Animas Creek Plant Nursery in Caballo send a very generous contribution earmarked for the little residents of the Desert Haven sanctuary.

We are extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of local businesses such as Bullocks Grocery Store and Animals Creek Plant Nursery. Year after year, we know we can depend on these community-oriented businesses to help us help companion animals in need.

This week’s wish list: paint brushes of all sizes. Canned dog food. Cat treats. Well-worn pillows, blankets and other bedding items for our furry sanctuary residents. You can also donate specific items of your choice through several large companies such as Amazon, Walmart, and pet supply companies that deliver right to our doors.

Interested in helping out? Contact us at, at 575-894-2639 also connect on our Facebook pages, and Visit us at

Eliana and Vickie

Happy New Year to all our animal loving friends!