Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Week of 5/17/15 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin

This week, we wish to gratefully acknowledge some of our organization’s most generous contributors of pet food and treats earmarked for the furry and feather residents of Desert Haven Animal Refuge, the no-kill domestic animal sanctuary owned and operated by the Sierra County Humane Society.

Several boxes of canned pet food, also milk bones and other dog and cat treats were recently sent to us via Amazon by supporters who appreciate what we do in this little corner of the world to help unwanted and abandoned companion animals. Thank-you, Carmel, of San Francisco, CA. Also thank-you to our friends from Victoria, TX. We also have generous local individuals who routinely drop-off bags of canned pet food at our Desert Haven mail box and at Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe in TorC. You are all close to our hearts. At this time, we continue to keep canned dog and cat food on our high priority list, also small, medium and large milk bones.

Do you live out of the area and you want to help feed some of our little residents by ordering pet food / treats etc. for Desert Haven from large companies? Contact us at 575-894-2639 or e-mail us at for the information you will need to get your packages delivered via FEDEX.

Do you have paper grocery bags, also plastic bags of all sizes that you wish to donate to our animal welfare cause? We use them at Paws&Claws Thrift Shoppe. You can drop them off inside the donation box or better yet, bring them inside the store during business hours, which this summer are 11 AM-4:30PM Wednesday through Saturday. As always we accept – and certainly gratefully appreciate – your donations of furniture pieces in good enough shape that we can sell them at the store. Please no large older TVs, no broken-down furniture or stained mattresses. Be kind enough to drop-off those unsellable items at the local recycling center instead.

Your Bullocks Grocery store receipts are worth $$$$ to our organization. Please save them for us and bring them inside the store during business hours. You can also drop them in the Bullocks Receipt slot at the P&C donation box when the store is closed.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Week of 4/25/15 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin

Great things have been happening at Desert Haven Animal Refuge recently. Dog Town resident, our little love-bug Suzy-Q, was adopted by a local resident Tuesday morning. Before she left the sanctuary to start a brand new life with Flora, her new mom, our furry little gal made her rounds and she happily distributed her hugs and kisses to all of us who were there for the occasion and to wish her the very best in her new life. That little gal sure will be missed by all of us who cared for her and especially by Pretty Boy, the young and playful Pomeranian who has been her playmate for the past several months. Pretty Boy is still waiting patiently for his own forever home. He is wondering why it’s taking so long for him to melt someone’s heart.

Janice working on the new Rainbow Bridge sign

The high winds this past week have just about destroyed the colorful Rainbow Bridge Pet Cemetery sign that has stood strong ever since the cemetery opened-up to serve the community. The animal welfare organization President, Eliana, designed the sign 15 years ago. Owner of Southwest Sign Service in T or C, Jerry Gustin, very generously produced it and put it up into its present location at the front of the pet cemetery, all of it pro-bono. Thank-you, Jerry. Co-owners of Adobe Hacienda Real Estate, Dean Tulk and Janice Gray, are very generously committing to create a brand new sign for Rainbow Bridge Pet Cemetery. They are already working on it. Dean and Janice, you are tops with us!

This week’s high priority wish list: Canned dog and cat food, also small, medium and large milk bones. Some of our fur-kids are getting on in years and we mix canned food with their dry food every morning. At this time, our canned food storage is bare. We need a push-mower in good working condition, also large paper and plastic grocery bags for P&C Thrift Shoppe.

Desert Haven is open to visitors every Tuesday. For more information, contact us at 575-894-2639 or e-mail us at . Visit our web site at Like us on Facebook at: and Shoppe.

Write to us at P0B 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942. Help our organization help and protect companion animals in Sierra County! Get involved!