Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Week of 4/4/16 Humane Happenings

by Eliana Aubin

Desert Haven Animal Refuge rescued several canines recently. There is Big Red, a very loving young golden Retriever. Spike is a friendly Australian Cattle dog; he and Big Red reside in the Mighty Mutts exercise yard.  Sweet little Gracie, a Basset Hound-Dachshund is now sharing the Canine Cottage with Gentle Ben.  The story of Gentle Ben was posted on www.Facebook.com/DesertHaven late last Fall.  The young black lab had been literally thrown out of a vehicle and abandoned at Percha Dam State park. The park was deserted at the time, aside from its seasonal caretaker who saw from a distance what had just happened. The dog was doomed to die if left to fend for himself, without food & shelter through the coming winter. It took many days to finally catch him and then transport him to the no-kill sanctuary.  We called him Gentle Ben, the perfect name for him.  Some weeks later, he was adopted locally, but then returned soon after a service dog became the newest addition to the adoptive family.  Apparently, the two fur-boys refused to get along. When his playmate Missy was adopted recently, Gentle Ben and the new little rescue Gracie became instant buddies.  Gentle Ben and Gracie are now enjoying life together while waiting to melt the heart of “Someone Special”.  Here at Desert Haven, we believe that “Life is always better with a buddy”. So, all of us who give our heart to all the sanctuary’s furry little residents always ensure that, while there, each one of them has at least one fur-buddy to share Life with.    
The Cool Cat Neighborhood will soon be home to two kitties rescued from a parking lot. The lady who rescued them already has two felines who refuse to accept the little guys, so there are cat-fights in the household.  Both felines are young.  Interested in perhaps adopting one of them? Or you prefer to adopt a couple of just-weaned kitties? Visit Desert Haven on a Tuesday, between 10 AM and 4 PM.
This week’s Priority wish list: canned and dry pet food, dog treats, also scratch and sunflower seeds. Consider contributing to this worthwhile cause by sending a monthly contribution to our 501-c-3 non-profit animal welfare organization at PO Box 638, Williamsburg, NM 87942. E-mail us at weR4pets@gmail.com. Visit our web site at www.DesertHavenAnimalRefuge.

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