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Jemez Valley Animal Amigos
Jemez Valley Animal Amigos
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1) Stray Dog and Cat Rescue - Rehabilitation / Adoptions
   
We save domestic animals, mostly dogs and cats in our Jemez Valley that suddenly find themselves homeless. Sometimes this is a result of being dumped in our mountain area or being left behind when their previous owners moved. Many of these animals need medical care, including spaying and neutering and shots. Most are in need of simple training like learning to sit and not jump on people. Others need to learn to trust people again. So we give all our animals lots of love, training, and health care in order to rehabilitate them and make them adoptable for a forever family. Once they are ready, we advertise them on our web sites and take them to adoptathons to give them visibility to potential adopters.
  2) Lost and Found Services
   
We have reconnected many lost animals with their owners, whether local or visitors. Owners that have lost an animal call our toll free number and report the details to us. We then put an all members e-mail message out. We also advise the owners to put up posters. These are very effective in getting an animal back. The same process is used for found animals as well, except that we create and post "found posters". If after 10 days, a found animal isn't claimed, we then intake the animal for the adoption process.
  3) Feral Cats - Trap / Neuter / Vaccinate
   
As we learn of feral (wild) cat colonies that are being supported (fed) by a local resident, we offer to go in and TNR them. Trapping (T) and then getting them spayed or neutered (N) and then released (R) back to the colony where they are living. Then we support the caretaker of the colony if needed with cat food.
  4) Feral Cats - Colony Support
   
As mentioned in our TNR program, it is most important to feed the colony of wild cats in order to keep them healthy. Many caretakers of the colony really like having the mousers in their yard and area, but sometimes they cannot afford to feed a large number of cats. That is where we come in to control the population with spaying and neutering and then supply cat food to keep the colony fed and healthy.
  5) Foster Homes
   
Since we do not have a shelter, we couldn't do what we do without our wonderful foster homes. These folks that take in cats, dogs, kittens and puppies for us make the rescue efforts work! While the daily love and care is provided by the foster parents, our organization provides all the supplies and vet care during the stay at the foster home. Periodic checks are made on the status of the animals and arrangements made with the foster parents to pick up the animal to go to adoption events.
  6) Pet Food Bank
   
When we receive donations of pet food, we often have an oversupply of it since many of our foster homes supply their own to our fostered animals. When this occurs, we offer our extra supplies to the residents in the valley that occasionally find it difficult to feed their animals. Like a food bank for people, residents can call us for pet food as they need it.
  7) Low Income Spay and Neuter Assistance
   
We strongly encourage everyone to get their pets spayed or neutered at the age of 6 months old. In order to make this easier for our residents, we offer to split the cost of the surgery at one of two of our low cost vets we work with. A simple phone call to us can get this arranged.
  8) Fund Raising Events
   
Without funds, we couldn't do anything. This area is so critical to our success, since most of our funds go towards vet care to make the animals ready for adoption. We have a huge Yard Sale on Father's Day weekend. We have a direct mail campaign in the fall. We have collection jars in many of the local businesses. We try to attend as many fairs and community events as possible to raise funds . One of our future goals is to get our retail pet friendly animal merchandise on our web site for sale.
  9) Microchipping Clinics
   
Since we microchip our animals prior to adoptions, we are able to conduct micro-chipping clinics, where residents can get the chip placed in their animal for a nominal fee and the chip number and their pet ownership info is registered for them.
  10) Spay and Neuter Clinics
   
When there is sufficient interest, we conduct spay and neuter clinics where we employ an outside vet service to come up and transport up to 20 pets to be altered that day. The care costs are split with the owners of the pets in order to make it affordable for residents. We try to have two clinics per year, as the interest and volume dictates.
  11) Disaster Evacuation Assistance
   
In our mountainous area, forest fires sometimes require that residents evacuate their homes. When this occurs, often it is tough to find places to temporarily house their animals. Our group is in touch with the emergency officials and we quickly step in to assist anyone that needs help getting the animals to a safe place until they can return to their home.
  12) Auto Accident Emergency Recovery of Pets
   
We are available to immediately take on pets from families and cars in road accidents. The Emergency Services personnel are usually at a loss as to what to do with animals in vehicles when the occupants are taken by ambulance for medical care.
  13) Acceptance / Transfer In of Extreme Needy Cases
   
Since most shelters are overfull, occasionally we are called by some in the state for help with extreme injury or abuse cases. Since we are small and foster home based, if we have a place to help the animal become rehabilitated, we will take it on. With a one to one care of these animals in a foster home, they can physically and emotionally recover much faster than in a shelter environment.
  14) Public Relations / Media / Websites
   
We have several means of getting our adoptable pets visibility. We use the Petfinder.org, Adopt-a-Pet and Petango websites. We have a regular article called Paw Prints in our local paper The Thunder. In special abuse cases, we attempt to get media coverage from our Albuquerque television stations or from the Animal Advocate group Animal Protection of New Mexico. We also attend many community fairs and events to give us visibility and to assist with our fund raising efforts.

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