Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Week of July 5 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin
Patriotism at Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe

This past week has been very active for the Sierra County Humane Society, especially because many people contacted us at 575-894-2639 and at weR4pets@gmail.com to possibly find out the whereabouts of their beloved fur-kid who disappeared during the July 4th fireworks. We help spread the word. As importantly, anyone who has lost a companion animal should immediately contact Sierra Animal Shelter at 575-894-2240, located at 1607 North Date Street.

Our animal welfare organization is not the Animal Control Department; We do not pick-up stray or dead animals. Should you need this service, call Dispatch 575-894-7111 to connect with the Animal Control Officer on duty. The ACO also handles complaints of animal mistreatment or neglect. If you witness someone mistreating or neglecting an animal, no matter how well known the person is in the community, it is your moral responsibility to contact Dispatch and require the ACO investigates before it’s too late. And don’t let anyone – anyone - tell you that a commercial wire dog kennel out-in-the open, with a piece of plywood over it, is “adequate protection”. If you see that nothing changes to the situation, contact us at 575-894-2639. Someone who leaves a dog, especially a mother with newborns, outside without adequate protection from the elements, water or food at any time of the year - is disgusting. We will take the necessary steps to help ensure that all companion animals receive the protection they needs. Your information will stay confidential.

Thank-you: Sharon and Carolyn of Albuquerque, Bill Stoffels of Elephant Butte and Velda of Williamsburg, for recently donating canned dog and cat food for the Desert Haven furry residents. We very much appreciate every donation, large or small, of canned pet food and treats. Our supporters are amazing! We value each and every one of you!

We continue to save Bullocks receipts. Please bring them to Paws&Claws Thrift Shoppe between 11am and 4:30pm, Wed through Sat. The store is located next to Family Dollar in TorC. If it is closed, simply slide them under the front door. SCHS Charter Member Josephine Gurnsey-Varnum picks them up regularly and redeems them for $$$ for our organization. Please do not leave your donation outside, whatever it may be.

Connect with us at www.Facebook.com/PawsnClawsThriftShoppe, www.Facebook.com/DesertHaven. Visit our web site at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.com. Write to us at P0B 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942.