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Help us save MORE at-risk animals like "Chako"...
Do your part to help save lives!
The best way we can all give back to our community regarding animal welfare is to do our part to be responsible pet guardians and to save lives when we can. We do this through spaying and neutering our pets, including free-roaming cats. We do this through adopting our pets from rescues and animal shelters/sanctuaries when we are ready to add a new furry member to our family vs. buying them from backyard breeders or pet stores/puppy mills. Lastly, we do this by realizing that the local animal shelter should be the place of last resort for any animals we find or need to re-home. It is better to hang onto the animal for a while and help find it a new home yourself than to add to the overburdened shelter, where most animals sadly go to die. Until this changes and our Animal Control departments and shelter reform to match modern and progressive approaches to animal welfare and start turning around our kill rate, we need to be mindful that our animal shelter is not a true safety net for homeless animals.
Please see our Links & Resources page for rescues and animal groups in our area that you can contact when needed. Also visit our Animals in Need page for a listing of animals in our community that are lost, found, or seeking a new home. From our Links & Resources page, download our Animal Resources Guide for ideas on how to deal with animal issues that arise, such as steps to take when you lose or find a pet. Also listed in this guide are all the pet resources in our area, including trainers, groomers, supply stores, animal-welfare groups, etc.
APA urges you to "bring them into your home and heart"!
Cats and dogs are our domestic partners in life, and they deserve to be with us as a respected part of our family. It's especially important to bring them into your home and protect them from extreme temperatures/weather and give them the social support they also need. If you find that you have tied out a dog 24/7 that you never pay attention to and want to change that, contact us for assistance: 644-0505.
Help transform our community
Our community has a long way to go in working toward the day we save the lives of the majority of our homeless animals. Following are the cornerstones to our community's needed transformation to more progressive approaches to animal welfare. This is called the No Kill Equation and must be applied rigorously for true change to happen. To learn more, visit the No Kill Advocacy Center's website.
To learn about New Mexico's drive toward No Kill, visit New Mexico Pets Alive!.
Dona Ana Pets Alive! Needs YOUR Help
We are trying to save every life possible from the municipal shelter that we can, but we are operating with a small set of dedicated foster people and those who work our weekend offsite adoptions. We need more people to help temporarily care for the animals we are pulling out of the municial animal shelter and more that can learn how to lead offsite adoption events.
Our eventual goal is to open an alternate facility that can take in the shelter's overflow and so we can get to No Kill as quickly as possible. Donations of land or materials or expertise are needed for this as well.
If you are interested in helping with our lifesaving crusade in any way, contact us at 575-644-0505, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Kill National News and Recent Developments
Download APA's presentation called No Kill Success Stories from Around the United States, Feb. 2012, by clicking here.
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