by Eliana Aubin
In 1999, the Five-acre property on which Desert Haven Animal Refuge was subsequently built from the ground up was purchased by the Sierra County Humane Society with funds unselfishly donated by a handful of animal loving people determined to start a much-needed no-kill movement in this corner of the Desert Southwest. And here we are in 2016 – Desert Haven is up and in operation for a while now. This year, one of the goals of the SCHS Leadership is to revamp and upgrade the 16 years old sanctuary.
|Trisha giving out treats|
This winter, the no-kill sanctuary is fortunate to be home to a very special group of work-camping folks from all over – a “Dream Team” indeed. Kevin of Colorado, Bob & Trisha of Texas and Cindy & Cathy of Ohio, have all been making things happen since their recent arrival at Desert Haven. They all have positive energy and extensive skills and as importantly, the dedication and the focus that makes them a very special team indeed. DogTown, Birdland and The Neighborhood are all in the process of receiving some much needed repairs and long-awaited upgrades. Birdland is being revamped to provide more comfortable & spacious living quarters for the feathered residents. Inside the Neighborhood, all the felines are taking advantage of the new walkways and perches recently built around the perimeter of the Cat Walks and inside the Feline Dorm. We are currently actively looking for new or used construction material, including plywood and wooden posts. Call us at 575-894-2639 or e-mail weR4pets@gmail.com.
Interested in adopting through our free Adopt-a-Pet Referral program? This sterilized 2 year old female Bull Terrier-Bulldog mix is Kid & Pet friendly and has always been very gentle with everyone - Call John at 575-740-3114. A three years old Husky-Mix, sterilized with all his shots -Call 740-4126. Harley is very sweet, affectionate and house-trained -Call Laura at 712-212-3902. Sugar is a young cuddly, very smart and affectionate feline, solid black with green/yellow eyes. She enjoys indoor/outdoor living and she is also great with the litter box-Call Colette at 808-280-0860. Photos of these fur-boys and girls in need of a new home are posted on Petfinder, also Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DesertHaven and www.Facebook.com/PawsnClawsThriftShoppe. Visit us at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge. Contact us at PO Box 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942.