by Craig Schertzer
We would like to sincerely thank Eliana and the Sierra County Humane Society for the opportunity to volunteer for three months at Desert Haven Animal Refuge. Working with the dogs, cats and birds was a very rewarding experience. If you love animals and want to make a difference in their lives we would recommend volunteering here.
The job is more than just “working your time” and going back to your RV. While you could certainly just do the regular animal care, you would miss out on the opportunity to truly meet, know and love all the wonderful residents of the refuge within your assigned hours. You will also have the opportunity to take on any projects that better the refuge whether your interest is painting, carpentry or just extra snuggles with the residents. We especially enjoyed walking the dogs every morning and giving the cats their evening snack!
The truly unique city of Truth or Consequences is only a few miles away and right across the street from your site are hundreds of acres of government land the Rio Grande River passes through that you can freely explore. If you love animals, nature and can work independently we would recommend volunteering at Desert Haven!