|Our rescue, Vickie, and her stuffed fur-buddy!|
Once again, the scourge of DOG FIGHTING is showing its ugly head in our New Mexico communities. More and more lately, a significant number of pet owners have contacted the Sierra County Humane Society or made a point to bring-up their concerns to the manager at Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe, when their beloved dog suddenly disappeared directly from their “secured” fenced yard, usually in plain daylight. Gates were left open and the dog owners assumed at first that this was the “works” of mischievous young kids-with-nothing-better-to-do than disrupt their neighbors’ lives. The concerned pet owners scoured their entire neighborhoods and beyond to locate their beloved fur-companions and bring them back home safely - but no luck: their fur-baby had disappeared forever. Here we are, way into the 21st Century, and the scourge of DOG FIGHTING continues to plague our NM communities. Please share the following quote with your friends and neighbors. It may save innocent little lives in the process.
QUOTE FROM A DOG FIGHTER “The hardest thing is to get enough dogs and cats to use as bait during training. One good source is to check the local newspapers for ads that offer a pet dog or cat for free. My wife dresses up neatly and collects them for me. Sometimes, she takes our youngest kid with her. If that source is running dry for a while, I just hire local gang kids to fetch me dogs and cats. They scour the backyards and alleys and take whatever number of animals we need. They make sure that they leave the doors or gates open, so people just believe that they accidentally left them unlatched and that’s how their animals got out and got lost.”
Please report any suspicious activities immediately to the local law enforcement agency by calling DISPATCH at 575-894-7111 – You can stay anonymous if you wish. With the help of vigilant animal loving neighbors, Sierra County and its small communities have a much better chance of getting rid of the scourge of Dog Fighting.
Visit our web site at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.com. Like us on Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/deserthaven and www.Facebook.com/PawsnClawsThrift Shoppe. Contact us at 575-894-2639, 575-894-1694 or weR4pets@gmail.com. Write to us at P0B 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942. Help our organization protect companion animals in Sierra County! Get involved!