Deming Animal Guardians: 2019 Western Sky Community Care Grantee recipients (Las Cruces, NM)

Since 1991, Deming Animal Guardians are the proudest when fundraising for food and vaccines for rescues around the area including representing Deming as an all-volunteer charity sponsoring the sterilization of local dogs and cats.

As recipients of the Guidestar Seal of Financial Transparency, DAG has always been motivated to improve the lives of animals by making spray and neuter surgeries affordable through discount coupons and mobile veterinary vans. Their goal is to reach low income pet owners by making pet ownership a responsibility.

Additional activities include humane education of elementary students through the distribution of KIND News, vaccination clinics for companion animals and the operation of a lost & found page. Within the past year they were instrumental in rescuing 68 large dogs from a hoarder whose operation was closed down. This episode made statewide news.

As one of the 2019 Western Sky Community Care Grantees, DAG’s Healthy Aging with Pets project will use the grant to assist in identifying the future use of services and animal retention. The Healthy Aging with Pets project, which is an outreach to the senior community within Luna County will also provide initial and long term support for pet ownership. The project will educate on the benefits of pet ownership and to support efforts to bring companion animals into the lives of senior citizens via talks at the Senior Center and elsewhere and through distribution of print information.

For more information about this micro-grant opportunity, or to make a donation to the Deming Animal Guardians head to CFSNM.org, visit the CFSNM Instagram/Facebook pages, email the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico at info@cfsnm.org, or call the CFSNM office at 575-521-4794.