by Eliana Aubin
Recently, Desert Haven had the genuine pleasure to receive the visit – and the very much welcomed help - from nine members of AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. It takes in individuals willing to do something special, something unique, something exciting as they help make this country a better place, such as bring needed services to a low-income community.
For several hours on a sunny afternoon this past week-end, AmeriCorps members Katherine Smith of CT, Darlene Gray of MT, Alice McVicker of VA, Cody Watts of KY, Jasmine Aldershoff of– FLA, also Katie Fernandez, Taylor Haight, Evelyn Kwong and Nicolas Ashford of CA, took on several of the much needed projects that our Desert Haven team had planned to take on sometime this year but was forced to keep putting on the back- burner for lack of adequate volunteer help. Alice, the spokesperson for the team at the time, mentioned to us that several members of the team are planning to hopefully return to the sanctuary to take on some more projects on our To-Do list before they move on mid-December. Hurray! And from the bottom of our hearts, to every member of the AmeriCorps team who came to give a hand at Desert Haven Animal Refuge this past week, Thank You!
Anyone interested in walking some of our dogs on Friday and/or Tuesday mornings? Please let us know at 575-894-2639 or at weR4pets@gmail.com. Stacey is kindly walking our smallest breeds on Friday mornings. We welcome someone to walk some of our other fur-boys and girls, such as but not limited to Mosey the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Forest the Hound, Scruffy the Golden Retriever, Lucy the Australian Cattle Dog, Shepherds Missy and Suzy-Q, also Abby the Black Lab. Gentle Ben, also a Black Lab, is ready to soon move into his Forever Home.
This week’s wish list: wire and wood fencing, steel and wooden posts – pet food – used bedding. Your donations can be dropped-off at Paws&Claws Thrift Shoppe located adjacent to Family Dollar in TorC, or at Desert Haven on a Tuesday between 9 AM and 4 PM, when the sanctuary is open to visitors. Visit our Facebook pages at www.Facebook.com/DesertHaven and www.Facebook.com/PawsnClawsThriftShoppe, also our web site at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.com.