Friday, July 3, 2015

1st week of July 2015 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin

Help us locate "Rocko", missing since a car accident on 6/21/15 north of Elephant Butte, NM
This past week, Eliana Aubin, President of the Sierra County Humane Society, met with Police Chief Lee Alirez at his office. The major focus of the meeting was to get mutually acquainted and to ensure a professional connection would be made now that Chief Alirez had settled as the new TorC Chief of Police.

Our animal welfare organization’s professional relationship with now-retired Chief of Police Priscilla Mullins was always positive and one of mutual respect. Former Chief Mullins was already on the TorC Police Force when the Sierra County Humane Society was organized in 1989. Over the years, as she climbed the TorC Police Department ladder, Mullins served under several chiefs, including Chief Russ Peterson who was always considered one of our animal welfare organizations strong local supporters and for whom our respect has always been very high.

After this positive and informative first meeting with the current Police Chief - Lee Alirez - we are confident that the professional relationship between the Sierra County Humane Society and the TC Police Department will continue to be one of mutual trust, respect and understanding.

Have you seen Rocko? He is the neutered, gentle well-mannered German Shepherd mix who was riding in the vehicle involved in a bad accident on Sunday June 21, North of Elephant Butte at the first canyon. His beloved humans were hurt and Rocko may be hurt as well. He was seen jumping out of the back window and running South down the HWY and then across the HWY going West. Please watch out for Rocko and please help him. We can be reached at 575-894-2639 or at

We continue to spread the word out, via several Facebook pages such as, also www.Facebook/com/Lost, found and rehoming animals of Sierra County, and of course via word-of-mouth. Our heart goes out to Rocko and also to his human family. Summer is a terrible season for a beloved companion animal to suddenly find himself way out in the middle of the desert, traumatized and perhaps also injured. Please share this information and help us reunite Rocko with his human family.

For more information on our organization and on the good work that we do, visit our web site at Write to us at P0B 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Week of 6/28/15 Humane Happenings

 by Elaina Aubin

Pretty Boy has a new home in Colorado!
“Pretty Boy” the Pomeranian has been a resident at Desert Haven for many months now. Soon after his rescue last year, the little guy met his new fur-buddies, Penny & Violet, two tiny Chihuahuas, with whom he would share his life while at the no-kill sanctuary. As time went by, the three little ones had become each other’s very best buddies. Pretty Boy was adopted recently, leaving Penny and Violet behind. He has now started his new life with a couple from Colorado. Thanks to our routinely updated Desert Haven page on, Pretty Boy caught their attention as they were searching the internet all the way from their Colorado home for a Pomeranian, their favorite breed. It’s a good feeling to know that there are still good people who don’t mind driving many miles out of their way to give rescued companion animals – and themselves - a chance at connecting and at sharing a good life together.

A hug for Vickie on her last day at Desert Haven.
Vicky has resided at Desert Haven since the summer of 2003. She was a small pup then, when discovered in a couple’s yard at the edge of the small town of Cuchillo, located in the middle of the Desert. Since then, we have shared Vicky’s story and photos on our page. Vickie was part of a large group of over 50 dogs belonging to a hoarder. who at the time lived in Cuchillo.

One day, warned of an imminent visit by Law Enforcement officers, the man decided to get rid of most of the dogs. Neighbors claimed they saw him drive them deep into the Desert one evening, one load at a time, until only a handful were left in his
Several days later, two puppies came out of the Desert together and wandered into a good Samaritan yard. The couple adopted one and took the other to Desert Haven. That was 12 years ago. We named her Vickie. Over the years, Vicky’s fur-buddies were adopted out. No one seemed to want our little Vickie. She had now become the “Senior” at Dog Town. This past Tuesday, an elderly gentleman came to meet her and decided that they needed each other – two seniors sharing what was left of their life together. Our little Vicky has now moved to her very own home. So happy for our little fur-gal!

For more information, contact us at 575-894-2639 or e-mail us at Visit our web site at Write to us at P0B 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942.