This month we are celebrating the fact that 19 dogs in Valencia County can no longer get lucky!
Okay, not so much fun for the dogs, but much more fun for everyone else, including the dogs that have a better chance for a home because there will be less of them.
So far this year we have fixed 37 dogs. Every dog we fix will have a direct impact on the number of dogs entering the Valencia Shelter. If we keep going, there will be an end to the sadness and suffering. You can help us on this journey by your support and spreading the word about our work!We are anxiously awaiting to hear back from several foundations that we sent grant requests out for for funding this year. So far we have been awarded (and are very thankful for) a $7,500 gift from a local Albuquerque group called Dennis Friends Foundation. This will help us fix approximately 85 dogs. In addition to receiving funding from our fundraising events and private donations, we hope to receive more grants as this will greatly help us reach our goal of making 400 Valencia County dogs “unlucky” this year. 😉
The other news is that Animal Protection Voters (APV) has been trying to pass a bill in the legislature that would greatly help reduce the number of pets killed each year because no one wants them — approximately 60,000+ dogs and cats!!
In addition to subscribing to the APV Facebook page, please subscribe to New Mexico Supporters of a State Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program for updates and to help get this bill passed, if not this year then next. It is our best chance to fix our problem. If you have a few minutes, you can help make a huge difference by calling your legislatures and supporting it.
We hope you will consider helping the dogs of Valencia County by making a donation today. Every dollar makes a big difference, and goes directly to preventing our shelter from filling up and making permanent change.
We encourage you to follow us on Facebook for updates on our work.