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« on: December 17, 2009, 03:57:18 PM »

New Mexico-Deming-Luna County-

Deming Animal Guardians
Diana Bell or Pat Danser
P.O. Box 1275
Deming, NM 88031
Phone: 575-546-9242
Alt. Phone: 575-544-2209

Deming Headlight December 2, 2009

Deming Animal Guardians holding a sale of items to benefit its spay/neuter program and pet food bank. Over 100 items are on display at B&D Outback Framing, 2111 Columbus Road, next to Deming Animal Clinic.

Deming Headlight December 9, 2009

All proceeds benefit DAG's animal programs, including the spay/neuter assistance program. DAG is an all-volunteer charitable organization that has subsidized almost 8,000 spays/neuters of dogs and cats since 1991. DAG volunteers have organized and sponsored mobile spay/neuter vans in Luna County since 2003. The van will be returning to the area from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in February and March of 2010 at a cost to the group of $2,200 to $2,500 per day.

The event is free, but donations of dog and cat food are needed for the Pet Food Bank to help needy local pets. Pet food is also being collected at Deming Animal Clinic and High Desert Veterinary Care. Donations of dog houses in good condition are needed to provide shelter for cold, unsheltered local dogs this winter.

The public is invited to join in Deming Animal Guardians' Christmas Party to celebrate the importance of the four-footed friends in our lives. For more information, call Pat at (575) 544-2209. September 3, 2009

Deming Animal Guardians began a program on Wednesday that aims to help homebound senior citizens keep their pets. The Bob Beckett Senior Center's meal delivery program will act as the feet on the ground to deliver cat and dog food to seniors and their pets in need.

"We realized how important pets are to senior citizens and that many are having a hard time feeding their animals as well as taking care of their own needs," Pat Danser, DAG President, said.

The animal guardians have distributed over 11,000 pounds of dog and cat food to needy families since 2008. The latest effort kicked off with 648 pounds of dog food and 90 pounds of cat food for pets of local seniors.

"All of our volunteers get immense personal satisfaction from knowing that people who love their animals will be able to keep them during these economic times," Danser said. "We always have difficult economic times in Deming, it's always a struggle. There are so many needy people." She said the program will not be able to continue without monetary donations or donations of pet food. Grants help fill the gap, but can't cover the needs of all local pets. The PETCO Foundation has supplied the DAG with a $2,500 grant and the Humane Society of the United States has supplied $1,000. The Humane Society grant goes toward pet food distribution at the Helping Hand commodity center.

"We never know if these will be renewed," Danser said of grants.

Pet food is planned to be dropped off at the senior center on a monthly basis.

"Some people will feed their animals before they feed themselves because those dogs and cats are so important to them," she said. "They're family members." The main war cry for the DAG is spaying and neutering animals. Some assistance is offered to low income families seeking help with medical costs.

"When they get the dog food, they are encouraged to spay and neuter," Kathleen Hollis, one of seven volunteers with this program, said.

For more information or to donate, contact Danser at (575) 544-2209. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed as a check to P.O. Box 1275, Deming, N.M. 88030.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 03:58:38 PM »

New Mexico-Santa Fe-

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
100 Caja Del Rio Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507   
(505) 983-4309

Sante Fe Scoop February 27, 2009

Posted by Bill Hutchison on February 27, 2009 at 1:36pm

If you or someone you know is in need of pet food, please call or visit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society. As supplies last, we are able to help with small donations of food. Those in need of food can visit SFAS&HS seven days a week from 9 to 5. We're located at 100 Caja del Rio Rd, off of 599.

Donations from our community are key to keeping the Pet Pantry filled with food. Cash donations for the Pantry and food donations (especially small bags of cat chow) can be made to SFAS&HS for the Pantry.

Questions? Call 983-4309 x280.

Bill Hutchison, Director of Communications
(505) 983-4309 x139
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 03:59:50 PM »

New Mexico-Española-Rio Arriba County

Española Valley Humane Society
108 Hamm Parkway, Española, NM 87532
tel: 505.753.8662
fax: 505-753.6911


"Helping Paws" is a food pantry where locals receive free dog and cat food.  All we ask is that their pets be altered.

This is all the information on their website--suggest contacting them for more.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 04:00:21 PM »

New Mexico-Las Cruces-

ACTion Programs for Animals (APA)
P.O. Box 125
Las Cruces, NM 88004
ph: 575-644-0505

Monthly Food Distributions

Every second Saturday of the month, we distribute food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the High Desert Machines LLC parking lot at the corner of Westgate Rd./Westgate Ct. off Amador. We try to provide one month's supply of food to feed pets in families that need emergency assistance (for up to four dogs and cats).  Recipients are encouraged to come in the morning because food is given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 However, APA does not start the process of handing out the food until 10 a.m.  We appreciate recipients not showing up until 9:30 a.m. to keep from blocking the roads and parking lots of surrounding businesses.

How Recipients Qualify

Recipients are asked to have a detailed application on file with us.  They are first asked to bring proof of their residency in our county by showing an ID or utility bill in their name that verifies the address on their application.  They are also asked to bring documentation and/or proof of need, which can be in the form of a pay stub showing income or proof of their receiving other assistance.

Each applicant is given the opportunity to explain and prove their circumstances.  The food bank is intended to help during times of economic distress as opposed to long-term.  For able-minded and bodied recipients needing our help for more than six months in a row, they will be asked to donate their time or talents to APA's food bank and future programs.  Or, long-term recipients will be asked to become more responsible guardians to continue receiving our services, such as improving pet living conditions, spaying/neutering, vaccinating, etc.  We will review each applicant's status every six months to keep the information current and to be sure we are helping those that need the assistance the most.


Las Cruces Sun-News January 6, 2010

"ACTion Programs for Animals will have its next pet food distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2321 Westgate Court, Unit B. Westgate is off Amador Avenue, and the distribution will take place inside the High Desert Machines building. Food recipients are strongly encouraged not to show up before 9:30 a.m. since parking is limited. People have to wait outside until their number is called.

"This month, each family needing assistance will receive one large bag of cat and/or dog food. Supplies are limited, and APA's goal is to help as many as possible of the more than 100 recipients that need the pet food bank's services each month.

"The targeted demographics for the services are unemployed, low-income, disabled, homeless and senior families struggling economically, so their pets do not suffer due to lack of food. Another goal of the program is to help curb relinquishments at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. Food recipients must show proof of income or need and have an application on file."
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 04:01:47 PM » June 15, 2009

Albuquerque, New Mexico-

"Help is on the way for Albuquerque pet owners hit hard by the recession.

"The city says they’ll help pet owners who can’t afford to feed their pets by offering free pet food, Animal Welfare’s Rick DeRayes said.

""We wanted to make sure that if somebody was coming in here and saying, ‘Well I'm surrendering my pet,’ Why are you surrendering your pet: Because you have no way of feeding he or she? We have a way to help them out,” DeRayes said.

"Animal Welfare will refer them to the Storehouse Food Pantry at Broadway and Central to see if they qualify for pet food—along with human food and other assistance."


The Storehouse
106 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(505) 842-6491

The City of Albuquerque, The PetCo Foundation & The Storehouse have teamed up to help provide some relief to New Mexico's pets and their owners.

On October 7th, 2008, Mayor Martin J. Chávez announced a food bank for pets that will help low-income owners of dogs and cats in Albuquerque. This has been made possible by the combined efforts of Albuquerque Mayor, Martin Chávez, The PETCO Foundation, The Storehouse of Albuquerque and the city's Animal Welfare Department.

Mayor Martin J. Chávez announced a food bank for pets that will help low-income owners of dogs and cats in Albuquerque. Creation of the food bank resulted from a partnership between the Mayor, PETCO Foundation, The Storehouse food pantry in downtown Albuquerque and the city’s Animal Welfare Department. Pet food will be offered at The Storehouse, 106 Broadway SE, a food pantry that has provided free food supplies to low-income households for nearly 40 years.

For now, pet food can be donated to the Storehouse at Broadway SE and Central, to Albuquerque Fire Stations, and at city animal shelters. For more information, pet owners in need can call the Storehouse Food Pantry at 842-6491 or 3-1-1.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 03:59:21 AM »

New Mexico-San Juan County-

San Juan Animal League
P.O. Box 142
Farmington NM 87499

"The League provides support and assistance to pets and owners thorough our website and through special programs such as emergency food and medical care."

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 09:05:23 PM »

New Mexico-Albuquerque-

Animal Humane
615 Virginia St SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87108

""We have helped hundreds of local families feed and keep their pets at home during tough times, as well as provided pet food to many rescue groups as far away as Gallup, Santa Fe and Socorro, when the groups run low on supplies," comments Peggy Weigle, Executive Director for Animal Humane. "In addition, we are pleased to partner with the City by providing dog and cat food to Albuquerque's seniors, who are homebound and who receive home delivered meals through the Department of Senior Affairs.

"This year Animal Humane has seen an increase in people seeking pet food donations, as well as people relinquishing their pets. In most instances they have turned to Animal Humane because they are struggling to afford the cost of feeding their pets. "The number one goal with our Pet Food Bank is to help caring pet owners in need to keep their pets with their families, through these tough times."

"Animal Humane maintains its Food Bank based on donations of pet food from individuals, as well as donations of unusable bags and cans of pet food from four local Walmarts.

"Pet food donations can be dropped off at Animal Humane's main campus at 615 Virginia Avenue SE Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm."

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 04:48:19 PM »

New Mexico-Arenas valley, Silver City-Grant county-

Puppy Dog Ranch
27 Twin Sisters Creek Road
Arenas Valley, New Mexico  88022
(575) 313-7232

Puppy Dog Ranch collects and supplies food for pets of families on limited incomes or who are facing tough financial setbacks in our community and throughout Grant County.

If you would like to donate dog, puppy or cat food (dry or canned), please call us at (575) 313-7232 and we’ll arrange a pick up.

If you are in need of a helping hand, please call us at (575) 313-7232!  We’re here to help you!

We Serve the Following Cities, Towns, and/or Counties: We are located in Arenas Valley (Silver City) in beautiful southwest New Mexico and serve the residents of Grant County as well as cities and towns within a 1 hour drive.

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 06:10:03 PM »

New Mexico-Taos-

St. James Pet Food Pantry
208 Camino de Santiago
Taos, NM
Megan Bradley at (575) 613-5919

Taos News June 24, 2011

"The St. James Pet Food Pantry provides free bags of dog and cat food to anyone in need on the third Saturday of each month from noon until 2 p.m. Staff from Stray Hearts Animal Shelter will also be there during the food distribution at St. James Church to provide information and financial assistance for spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.

"The St. James Pet Food Pantry is located inside the main doors of St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago. For information on volunteering to bag food, pick up donated food, or making a donation contact the St. James Pet Food Pantry Director Megan Bradley at (575) 613-5919 or email her at"
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