BENEFITING: SANTA FE ANIMAL SHELTER
ORGANIZER: SANTA FE ANIMAL SHELTER
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2015
I grew up with dogs and cats as family members while being raised in the Nambe Valley. My four sons have also experienced growing up with dogs as family members. Having the opportunity to be a New Mexico State Representative brings a unique opportunity to try and shape animal welfare in the state. As you may know, we do not do so well in this area. This past legislative session, I was successful in drafting and passing HB415, a statewide dog and cat spay/neuter program. This bill was signed into law in April 2015. The fact that 165,000 cats and dogs are euthanized every year in this state means we are getting it wrong and I feel that we can do much better. The statewide spay/neuter program will be running by 2016. In the 2013 Legislative session, I sponsored HB224 (ANIMAL CRUELTY, VETERINARIANS & COUNSELING). I was able to champion this bill in the House of Representatives but it died in the Senate. This bill would have had stiffer penalties for people convicted of animal cruelty and provided counseling for these individuals. This was motivated not only to protect our four legged companions, but also because studies have shown that mistreatment of animals can transfer to acts of violence against humans (mainly domestic violence). I remain committed to working hard on solutions that protect the wellbeing of all New Mexicans, including our dogs and cats. To this end, I humbly ask you to contribute to the wonderful work the Santa Fe Animal Shelter provides to our community.
Please help me raise $2500.00 dollars before the deadline this Friday. If we get it done, we will host a B-Bque at my home to celebrate!
SANTA FE ANIMAL SHELTER wrote -
Every spring hundreds of faces just like the ones in this video find their way to the shelter. They are utterly helpless and without the Shelter's foster program, they wouldn't make it. Saving vulnerable animals is a big job. It takes heating pads, formula, medicine, food, litter, crates, towels, and the list goes on. We provide all of these things to our foster parents because we know that is what makes our program successful. Why do we go to such great lengths to save vulnerable animals? Because we know that one day they will be adopted and they will give someone years of joy and companionship.
Right now there are kittens, puppies and other animals here at the Shelter who need extra care in order to survive. You can be the one who saves them. Go all in with us and make a difference today. Donate, spread the word and make sure that every homeless animal gets the care they need.