by Eliana Aubin
The past couple of weeks, the conversation piece among the feathered and furry residents of Desert Haven Animal Refuge has been that winter is finally here. Fall was especially wonderful this year.
This past Tuesday, Taz, our fur-boy-dog-with-character, went to his new home with Patricia, a local, very sweet senior lady who plans to give him all the love and attention he deserves. In the feline quarters, Mama-Cat melted the heart of local resident Sue, who had recently lost her life-long companion who looked just like our little fur-gal. This Tuesday afternoon, Sue adopted her. It feels so good to know that all these little ones – once unwanted and discarded, many of them physically injured and traumatized in the process - will now enjoy their very own Forever Home just in time for the Holidays. Here at Desert Haven, we make every effort to be very careful to whom we adopt out our little rescues. We would not want them to fall into the hands of the wrong people.
We wish to thank Dean, Velda, Marian & Bruce, also several anonymous individuals, who thoughtfully dropped-off dog and cat food, milk bones, bird seeds, brand new doggie and kitty beds, a bale of hay and also some warm bedding for all the little residents. A very special thank-you goes to Frances of the Sentinel Newspaper, for donating chain link fencing and posts to Desert Haven. Last Tuesday, Larry, Bob and Kevin picked it up & transported it to the sanctuary. Thanks, guys! The donated fencing will be put to good use on location within the next couple of weeks.
Large, national animal welfare organizations can afford multi-media advertising firms who raise funds for them on a large scale. Small organizations like ours cannot compete. While most of what these large organizations receive in the process goes directly to the professional advertising firms, donations sent to small organizations like ours directly benefit companion animals who need our help. Here at Desert Haven, we are successful because we are dedicated and we work hard, also because animal loving folks believe in us and they help us help animals in need. We are making a difference in our corner of the world.
Contact us at 575-894-2639, at POB 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942, or at weR4pets@gmail.com. Visit our web site at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.com.