"SHAKE MY PAW"
Dear Sierra County Pet Owner,
What is “Shake My Paw”?
It is Sierra County Animal Rescue Society’s new way of helping our fellow citizens.
SCARS has been awarded a grant to help with spay and neuter of your pets (cats and dogs only) or your feral cat colony. To do this we are partnering with Arenas Valley Animal Clinic (AVAC) just this side of Silver City. We will be gathering animals and transporting to AVAC when we have about 10 animals registered. Email SCARS87942@gmail.com to find out more and register.
For owned pets we would require approximate age, color, weight, male or female, name, long hair, short hair, breed if known and if they have had any previous vaccinations or tests.
For feral colonies, if truly feral, we will loan live traps and carriers. The felines will be spayed or neutered, given rabies vaccination and ears marked to show they have been done and returned to colony.
Our agreement with AVAC is that we would load up in the morning, the animal cannot have food past midnight the night before. Surgery is done that afternoon. Dogs and/or cats are kept overnight for observation and returned the next afternoon with care instructions, rabies tag if vaccination is needed and any observations that may be noted by the veterinarian.
If you do not want to wait until our next load, we will be issuing vouchers and you would be responsible for making the appointment and providing transportation. Do the right thing. Let’s see if we can get our little animal shelter in T or C to become a no-kill because there will be no overcrowding, ever again.
Companion Animal Action Team is a non-profit group of like minded citizens living in Sierra County, New Mexico. Our primary goal is to promote low cost spay and neuter services to low-income pet owners and to provide humane education regarding companion animals.
We are a 501c3 organization. Depending upon your own tax situation, donations are tax deductible.
Our Board meets monthly at the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul's Church at 407 Cedar St on the second Saturday of the month at 11:30 A.M. Visitors are welcome. Dates, times and locations are subject to change. If interested in attending a Board meeting, please email us and we can verify the meeting with you.
Due to Covid meetings have been suspended until further notice.
Contact for Clinic Dates & Fee Guidelines - www.caatnm.org
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ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance's National Spay/Neuter Response Team Program.
Organizations that have trained with the NSNRT.
See the Map
PEARLAND PARVO RECOVERY CENTER
Pearland Parvo Recovery Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides low-cost, high-quality treatment to dogs and puppies affected by Parvo.
If you are a rescue group or shelter with Parvo positive dogs
and need to contact us immediately, please call the number below.
Phone: (832) 736-0852
Wags And Menace Make A Difference Foundation
Wags & Menace Make a Difference Program Foundation
PO Box 24986
Denver, CO 80224-0986
EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUNDING
They come into the shelters forlorn and malnourished, some with heartworm or other infections, others with shattered limbs or in need of emergency surgery, like the four-and-a-half-hour open-heart surgery performed on a shelter dog from New Mexico. The Foundation recently entered new territory, funding sign language instruction for a dog and her adoptive family. Rescued from a sad situation, the sweet-natured Australian cattle dog mix was quickly adopted, but then returned to the shelter when
the family discovered she was deaf. To be successfully adopted, both the dog and new family would need sign language training to communicate. The Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation stepped in with funding, because some medical emergencies require an innovative approach, outside the operating room.
If you think someone is abusing
animals, please speak up.
The best thing you can do is report
your suspicions of cruelty to your local law enforcement agency, humane organization,
animal control agency or taxpayer-funded
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ANIMAL PROTECTION OF NEW MEXICO
40 Years of Powerful, Positive Change
in New Mexico
Since 1979, APNM has been advocating for animals by effecting systemic change, working towards the humane treatment of all animals. This includes active support of local and state legislation towards the prevention of animal cruelty, as well as public awareness campaigns designed to teach students and communities across New Mexico about the ongoing threats to animals
Here is the Animal Cruelty Hotline!
How to Report Cruelty to Animals
9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday
Most calls returned within 24 hours.
Calls made outside these hours will be returned within 48 hours.
Speak slowly and clearly and provide the following:
Describe your concern.
What have you witnessed?
Provide the address and/or city/county in which this took place.
If you do not know the address, provide clear directions, with street names and/or landmarks.
Please leave a number at which you can be reached.
Someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you for being the voice for animals.
Special Holiday Instructions
For help during holidays, see the chart below with information on who to call if you see an animal in distress......
Visit their website.
ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Science Center (AVFSC)
The ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Science Center (AVFSC) is the first and only multidisciplinary forensic laboratory in the United States dedicated to animal cruelty casework involving companion and other domesticated animals. AVFSC accepts requests for forensic assistance from law enforcement—and will consider consultations with veterinarians on a case-by-case basis.
Located in Gainesville, Florida, AVFSC houses three forensic veterinarians, a forensic veterinary assistant, and a certified crime scene analyst in its 3,000 square-foot facility. These uniquely qualified professionals have assisted law enforcement and animal control agencies across the US with hundreds of animal cruelty and neglect cases and provided expert witness testimony in local, state, and federal courts.
Zimmer Feline Foundation*** for The Love Of Cats ***
**Free Companion Cat Spay & Neuter**
Vouchers are Free and Pay the Full Cost
to Spay or Neuter your Cats at our Participating Veterinary Clinics
Call Today 505-466-1676
Similar to a credit card that can be used to pay veterinary bills. Information and the application is found here:
It requires a regular income and fairly good credit rating.
Comes in handy when something expensive comes up suddenly,
like dental problems or surgery.
The Michael Maxwell
provides financial help for those in need of veterinary care. The funds are limited to low income owners of elderly animals or low income elderly owners with animals in need. Maximum payout per client is $250.00 per year.
The Amayzing Grayz Fund provides funds for kittens and
or cats adopted from the T or C Animal Shelter to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated if not already done for free at one of CAAT's mobile clinics.
Due to limited space, CAAT accepts only two animals with vouchers per clinic.
The Oscar Foundation
can help with veterinary costs
if not an emergency.
SCARS can instruct on how to apply for an Oscar Foundation Grant. They can provide up to $500 maximum per client. The application requires proof of income, veterinarian's estimate and can be found at https://helposcar.org/OSCAR-apply.shtml