by Eliana Aubin
|Red and his new family|
This week at Desert Haven was very busy. Two very special canines, Red, and Jack were adopted. Jack quickly melted the heart of Ann, a local senior lady who started volunteering at DogTown to help socialize several of our furry residents. It was very difficult to see Jack leave Desert Haven. After all, how could we not have gotten very attached to this fur-ball of fun and spunk since he was rescued at the sanctuary last year at this time? But again, seeing him take so quickly to Ann warmed our hearts and we wish them both the very best.
Red has now moved to Colorado, to live a good life with a family with kids. Of course, if anything does not work as planned in their new fur-ever home, we will welcome them back with open arms, no questions asked, and reimburse their adoption fee. Check out our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/deserthaven, for photos of them and their new environment.
Russell the peacock has been an integral part of Desert Haven since 2001, when the no-kill domestic animal sanctuary opened its doors to unwanted and abandoned creatures. Russell was a very small baby peacock back then. He was rescued, together with two other feathered little ones, also very young.
At the time, their human caretaker wanted to save them from a Bobcat family that had taken residence near his large property on the outskirts of T or C. Apparently, this Bobcat family had already decimated most of the man’s domestic animals, birds and other fowl that he had rescued and cared for on his property over the years. We took Russell and his siblings in. Our majestic bird became the King-of-Birdland, an icon at our sanctuary.
Russell passed away this past week-end. He will be sorely missed. He was our precious feather-boy for almost 15 years. He will be buried at Rainbow Bridge Pet Cemetery.
This week’s wish list: canned dog and cat food, also bird and sunflower seeds. Do you have time to help-out a couple of hours a week or more at Paws & Claws during business hours? Paws & Claws is now open from 10 to 5PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Check out our web site at www.Facebook.com/
DesertHavenAnimalRefuge. Contact us at 575-894-2639 or at weR4pets@gmail.com. Our mailing address: The Sierra County Humane Society & Desert Haven Animal Refuge, POB 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942.