The Animal Welfare Coalition is taking over
operation of the city shelter!
And for it to be the shelter our city deserves, we need the community’s help.
The AWC is made up of volunteers who gained our community’s trust by helping with pet food, providing low-cost spay/neuter services, and rescuing the sick, the injured, and the forgotten. As a result of the AWC’s good work, the City of Las Vegas has invited us to take over operation of the animal shelter. The city would fund us at the same level they spent running it themselves, but we plan to make the shelter much more than the city was able to achieve.
The AWC will raise the level of care for each animal that enters the shelter. We will staff the shelter with dedicated, experienced members from our rescue teams. We will also add a knowledgeable group of volunteers to provide socialization and one-on-one care for the animals. Happier animals are more adoptive animals, which translates into fewer strays and a reduced euthanasia rate.
Better animals, more educated caregivers, and a more humane perspective make for a better community. While we provide the services we have built our reputation on, we would also offer pet guardians the resources for humanely maintaining a companion animal in one home for its lifetime. This would be life-changing for our animals and the families they become a part of.
But to make these essential improvements the AWC needs your help. If you care about animals, please take this opportunity to help us create a safe and highly functional shelter program that truly serves our area’s animals and residents. This step forward for companion animals is a leap forward for the entire community.
The Animal Welfare Coalition can be reached at 505-652-4366. You can also visit on Facebook and join the conversation there. If you are sending a donation in the form of a check, please make it payable to the Animal Welfare Coalition and mail to PO Box 524, Las Vegas, NM 87701.
• $8 – microchips one animal
• $50 – vaccinates 25 dogs
• $100 – fuels our van for one puppy-transport trip to Colorado
• $200 – would buy a digital camera for quality photos of adoptable animals
• $1,000 – builds a desperately needed cat habitat or 2 large dog runs
• $1,750 – pays for spay/neuter surgeries for 20 to 25 dogs or cats
Every day between eleven thousand and sixteen thousand companion animals are euthanized in the United States – that’s about the entire human population of Las Vegas.
They can’t speak for themselves – please help us to speak for them.
The Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico is here to:
- Assist the Las Vegas Shelter with the care of the animals there
- Promote spay/neuter programs
- Provide education about animal welfare
- Prevent animal abuse and neglect
Newsflash! The AWC has assisted the Las Vegas Shelter supply the data for a successful Maddie’s Fund grant! Click here for more info!