Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Week of 1/25/15 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin

Sabrina, Linda and John - Staff of Sierra Veterinary Services
This week, the Sierra County Humane Society (SCHS) wishes to acknowledge our local veterinarian - Dr Danielle Dawkins - and her entire team. Dr Dawkins has taken over Dr Bill Cardwell’s practice. Dr Cardwell served Sierra County since 1987 until he retired and moved back to his home state of Texas with his delightful wife Judy. It’s great to have a veterinarian right here in town, so we don’t have to travel long distances to give our beloved animals the immediate professional attention they sometime need. Our animal welfare organization values the opportunity to work with the competent staff at Sierra Veterinary Services.

The SCHS Adopt-a-Pet Referral program is a free service that we provide to local residents. It is set-up to connect someone who wishes to give away a companion animal with someone looking to adopt one directly from the owner. Need more information? Connect with us at 575-894-1694 or .

Missy is still not sure on her first day at Desert Haven, rescued from euthanasia at the city shelter as there was no one to adopt her.

This week’s Adopt-a-Pet Referral list: Bill is looking for a young male cat, preferably grey shorthair. Rockie wants a puppy. Jeanette wishes to give a forever home to a young poodle or poodle-mix in need of one. Two kittens need a new home: 4/5 months old female - black with grey, orange & brown markings – also a young Siamese-mix female. Interested? Let us know.

Again, we cannot emphasize enough that Dog Fighting is still going on strong in this area. How can we eradicate such gruesome activity in our own state? It took years of unrelenting efforts to make it officially illegal. Thanks to the common voice of animal welfare organizations throughout the entire state, including ours, Dog Fighting is now a felony. Being persistent paid-off, for all of us who cared enough! Now we need to protect our own companion animals from the scoundrels who steal them from their yards, who answer “free-to-good- home” ads to use them or sell them for “bait” in dog fights. Do you suspect suspicious activities in your neighborhood? Contact the TCPD or the Sheriff’s Dept at Dispatch: 575-894-7111. Your phone call will remain anonymous at your request.

This week’s high priority wish-list: Canned cat food. We have run out. Interested in helping out? Contact us at, or 575-894-2639. Check us out at and www.Facebook/Pawsnclawsthriftshoppe Visit us at