A Vision for No-kill Community
Heidi Sexton, the Board President at the High Desert Humane Society, has been coming to all of our Animal Friends of New Mexico meetings and has been really wonderful, informative and genuinely helpful. She said that the "Coalition for Pets and People" in Las Cruces has a "Zero in Seven" plan...which is a commitment to move to a zero euthanasia rate within seven years...and she expressed a great enthusiasm and belief that this type of goal/plan is totally feasible and possible for us to accomplish here in our own community. We want to let everyone know this so that those among us who have an interest in learning more about existing no-kill transition models like the one they have there (as well as others across the country) can explore this topic knowing there is really good chance we will make this happen in months and years ahead. The Animal Friends of New Mexico will definitely be engaged in helping to get a vision/design/plan laid out that the Humane Society and the County and City can all embrace....WOW!!! WE ARE SO HAPPY about this.
Here is a link to a rough draft for our area based on the Zero in Seven initiative....which we will use as a basic starting point.
If you are interested in joining in our efforts to design and begin to implement a Zero in Seven Initiative for Grant County, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to an article from a few years ago about our local shelter and issues of euthanizing our furry friends.
"Duchess the Dutch Shepherd" R.I.P. Died October 31, 2012
This darling girl "Duchess" was recently euthanized and her passing became the inspiration for beginning the Animal Friends of New Mexico. Won't it be wonderful to make a transition in our community to a place where no healthy dog or cat is euthanized due to lack of shelter space or over-population? Let's work together to make this happen for us all. To join us in making the vision a reality....please contact us using the contact form below.
Want to adopt a dog or cat? Do you have an animal you need to put up for adoption? Do you wish to help animals in need find a loving home? Are you a good networker? Join us in our efforts to raise the rate of adoptions in our area!
Would you like to foster a cat? Would you like to have a dog companion but can't make a long-term commitment? Fostering a pet may be the perfect fit for you!Click Here For More Information
Do you have a companion animal in need of spaying or neutering? Would you like to join the effort to educate and reach out to those who may not understand the importance of spaying and neutering? Check out the resources available to support our efforts to decrease the overpopulation of dogs and cats....Click Here For More Information
What can you do to help?
We would love to have you join us in bringing love and support to our furry friends...
Here are some ideas....
You can walk dogs and visit the cats at the Humane Society!learn more here
You can learn and share some facts about spay/neutering!learn more here
You can foster a dog or a cat!learn more here
You can help dogs and cats who need new homes to find them!learn more here
Are you an educator in our area? We would love to work with you!learn more here
Stay tuned for more fun-filled projects unfolding!!
Meet Charlie chan!
UPDATE 04/30/13:WOOHOO CHARLIE WAS ADOPTED THIS PAST WEEKEND!! Thanks to Jane for fostering this gorgeous boy so he had that little bit of extra time for his family to find him!! He is a true gift to this world...we are all lucky to have him alive and here with us!! We wish you a happy long life Charlie Chan....