[Southwest Animal Welfare Professionals]
Any Horse Rescuers? There are groups working to help the abandoned and feral horses in the 4Corners area.If you have any resources or want to help, please contact Suzanne Jamison at: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Connecting Animal Welfare Topics and Issues Across the 4Corners Why Low-Cost Is Necessary As an adult woman there are a few annual doctor visits I should be making every year to be proactive about my health. These standard procedures are included in many basic insurance plans and though I may have to pay a co-pay, the cost of procedure is predominately covered by insurance. If I don’t have insurance other options exist 1) specialty clinic’s such as Planned Parenthood offer annual exams on a low to no-cost sliding scale 2) grants and no-cost options are in place and can be accessed through the service provider and lastly 3) a health-specific credit line is available directly through the treating physician. This availability of service is one of the wonderful things about our country - and the people that make it what it is. If each of us is willing to be proactive about our health; systems, people and organizations ensure lack-of money is not a barrier. Read more...<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/d9ede914ee> Upcoming Events in the 4Corners Spay/Neuter Soul Dog Rescue<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/63498616ba> Clinics: Sept 14-15 Shiprock, NM Sept 16 Towoac, CO Oct 27-28 Crownpoint, NM Dec 14-15 Shiprock, NM Dec 16 Towoac, CO Jan 26-27 Chinle, AZ Feb 22-23 Shiprock, NM Feb 24 Towoac, CO March 23-24 Crownpoint, NM Ongoing Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Animal Services<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/0d40aaea0d> Albuquerque, NM Animal Humane Association<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/bab2fcb005> Arizona (various locations) Spay Neuter Clinic<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/c69715628c> Aztec, NM San Juan Animal League<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/f742189abe> Aztec, NM Humane Society of the 4 Corners<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/31e5fc0415> Denver, CO Foothills Animal Center<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/03216c617a> Denver, CO Denver Animal Shelter<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/e38a3ef9be> Durango, CO La Plata County Humane Society<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/8722062a47> Flagstaff, AZ Second Chance Center for Animals<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/fa4844efe0> Gallup, NM McKinley County Humane Society<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/926c63d151> Pueblo, CO Pueblo Animal Services<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/db088450be/pid=984> Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/da4563a9f7> Utah (various locations) No More Homeless Pets<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/da23b6c996> Upcoming Trainings Adoption Options<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/9142b0d503>* October 5th Santa Fe, NM Colorado Animal Welfare Conference<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/0bc642c8a6> October 4-5th Black Hawk, CO Adoption Options*<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/57cc70c5e7> October 7th Flagstaff, AZ National Assoc of Animal Control Officers<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/aeb9e9d2f8> Oct 15-19 Denver, CO No More Homeless Pets<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/8dba89bdfe> Oct 25-28th Las Vegas
Visit ProShelter for a complete list of trainings<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ProShelter/fb7663517e/74bcbe04e1/3828dc0a83> *Adoption Options is a FANTASTIC one-day training sponsored by Petfinder and Petco - it has professional speakers and some of the best learning available for shelters today. I highly recommend! And it's only $10/person! Mall Owners Stand-up for animals [HappyOliver copy]In communities struggling with overpopulation there are two major factors involved: Too many animals coming into the system and Too few resources for animals once they're there. Solving these issues takes different approaches. Too many animals coming into the system is overcome by implementing multiple strategies including affordable S/N and proactive TNR Programs. In the end, this issue is a community issue and needs to be embraced by the entire community to overcome it.And that's exactly what's happening in Phoenix. A business called Macerich which owns more than 70 malls across the country and nine in Phoenix alone, has ended all leases with pet stores and instead opened their arms to animal shelters and rescue organizations.Anyone who's visited Maricopa County Animal Control in Phoenix can see how this change can have a direct impact on the community. This huge facility houses more than 1,000 dogs and 600 cats on any given day. 52,000 animals enter Phoenix Animal Control every year. 52,000!!!With numbers this staggering, importing dogs and promoting breeding-for-profit should be outlawed. Lets face it, good breeders don't sell their puppies at pet stores. Hats off to the mall owners and the animal lovers that worked for years to make this happen!