It's Gonna Be A New Year, so lets make some quick resolutions that will be easy to keep by getting them out of the way. City and County animal licenses are now due. Prices remain the same with a $5 fee for unaltered animals and $3 for spayed/neutered. Purchasing a 2014 license requires proof of rabies so it is a good time to check vaccination renewal time. (Even though it has been many years since a report of rabies in Luna County, it has been found both north and southeast of us, and it is NM law to have inoculations.) And, if you are giving shots, see about boosting protection against parvo, corona, lepto, distemper, etc. as these are the killers in our area. AND, if you are gonna do all of that, you might just as well come on out and get another one to add to your household. Let the holiday love roll on ... as well as the fun!!
Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? -Deming Animal Shelter gift certificates, in the denominations of your choice, are an ideal gift for all of the pet lovers on your holiday shopping list.
We have begun to have calls about Christmas giving so we'd thought we'd get our WISH LIST out there for organized people who finish it all before Thanksgiving! Of course, food bedding, towels, treats, grooming tools (brushes, hair dryers, flea and tick shampoo, baby shampoo, conditioner) are always great.
We are in dire need of medium and large-sized kennels - the enclosed plastic ones - as well as the wire cage kennels that can be used for both pups and kittens. Soft doggie beds help our little dogs stay cozy on cold nights.
We do TONS of laundry everyday so detergent and bleach are heaven-sent.
And, even though we learned as kids not to ask for money, let me give you an example of what a necessary commodity - cold, hard cash - helps to accomplish. A puppy has to have an inoculation at 6 weeks, at a cost of $5, and must have two more at 8 and 10 weeks = $15. At 12 weeks comes the rabies shot at $10. Yea, little pup is adopted = $55 income. Then when the pup is spayed/neutered, the cost is roughly $100. So, we realized $55 on a $125 expense. To us - ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS - a pup has a forever home. Financially? Well, we depend on your help.