Thanks to you….We are thankful for you and your love of animals. We know that you picked up this magazine because you love animals just like us and want to see them happy and healthy.
Thanks to you, many of the pet food retail stores you visit are able to support rescues and donate food. Did you know that some shelters, like Valencia County Animal Shelter, rely on these donations to feed the overwhelming number of pets in their care?
Thanks to you, many of our states unwanted pets have a safe home because you adopt or support our local shelters and rescues with your generous time or money.
Did you know that there are 100,000 dogs and cats without homes each year in New Mexico? That’s a lot of dogs and cats to find homes for and many trips and miles made by volunteers and shelter workers to get them to states like Colorado where they don’t have our problem. It’s a lot of fundraising needed. It’s exhausting and sad, because even with all this effort, still upwards of 20,000+ do not find homes.
As you can see there’s a whole economy built around saving other people’s discarded pets.
What if we didn’t have to do this? What if shelter employees, rescue workers or just people looking to adopt, didn’t feel as much pressure to save one more life? What if not every animal in the shelter was given up willingly? Could that even be possible?
We believe it is possible for there to be no unwanted pets in New Mexico. That’s right, none.
The greatest and quickest impact can be made is though increased access to low-cost spay/neuter services. So this is where we, a group of five ladies who started about six years ago, with an idea that we could make a difference.
We started the Spay-Neuter Coalition of New Mexico, a non-profit/501C3, to help out in a county adjacent to Albuquerque where the dog and cat overpopulation is out of control and where many animals at the time did not have a chance. That’s Valencia County, which makes up the towns of Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, Isleta and Peralta.
To date, we have donated back over $60,000 to low-cost spay and neuter services for low-income residents. We’d like to do more, the need is absolutely there. And we’d like to expand out of Valencia County.
Won’t you check us out, and maybe join us in making this change?
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We wanted to let you know how grateful we are for the support you give to helping make our state a kinder place for animals. Together we can do this!