Do something right… donate, volunteer or adopt a pet at the Roswell Humane Society

July 14, 2011 • Business, Local Business Review

The Roswell Humane Society is a nonprofit organization which was formed in 1970 for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, caring for homeless pets, and the extension of humane education. They are located at 703 East McGaffey Street. The Shelter contains 36 inside-outside dog runs, 20 inside dog cages, and 18 cat cages. At the present time, they are housing 100 dogs. It also has an office, quarantine room, and a treatment room. They could not have accomplished what they have done in the past 40 years, if it weren’t for the generosity of local businesses, individuals, and organizations. Their support enables the Roswell Humane Society to have the potential to fulfill their mission to realize their vision of a future where no animal is abused or neglected, and adoptable pets aren’t left to fend for themselves.

The Roswell Humane Society receives no funding from any federal, state, county, or city entity. We DO NOT receive any of our funding from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). If you are looking to donate to your local Humane Society please send your donation directly to them.

Along with the donations from our community, they also receive help from their thrift store. The thrift store accepts and appreciates all salable items, ranging from linens to vehicles, or even homes. If you have any items stored in your home/garage, etc…, please call 575-623-9210 and they will schedule a time to pick up your donations. Tax receipts are available.

The proceeds from the sale of these donated items help support the needs of the Humane Society kennel. Because of the [auth] society’s adoption fees are considerably lower than what is charged for an animal’s spay or neuter, the thrift store proceeds are a needed and appreciated means of support.

Their adoptions fees are $85.00 for dogs and $65.00 for cats, which includes the spaying or neutering of the animals and the vaccinations/wormings that they give them while they are in their care. The spaying or neutering is completed before the pet is able to go home.

The Roswell Humane Society does home-checks and requires an introduction with your pets before they are able to go home with you. They adopt animals frequently from the Roswell Animal Services, in hopes of putting them up for adoption and save them from being euthanized.

In the year 2009, the Humane Society adopted 500 animals from Roswell Animal Services, and in the year 2010, they adopted 556 animals from the City as well. Humane Society also rescues pets from surrounding areas.

The Humane Society stays overcrowded, due to the overpopulation of pets in our area. They transport 10-15 dogs to Albuquerque about every 2 weeks. These transports have become an important outlet for the Humane Society, due to the many animals brought into the shelter each and every day. Many of these animals would have faced possible euthanasia, if it weren’t for these transfers.

The Humane Society takes animals to PETCO once a month in an attempt to find homes for them, and also house cats there for adoption every day. They are looking for individuals who would like to volunteer for “Puppy Play Days” at PETCO. Any additional information may be obtained by calling Sheila at 575-317-1642.

Other ways to help the Humane Society would be to donate some of these items:

Pedigree Adult Dry Food and Pedigree Puppy Dry and canned food; Purina Kitten Chow; cat litter (cheap clay litter); stainless steel dog dishes; plastic cat food dishes; grooming supplies-Andis Ultra-Edge A-5 blades, sizes 10, 15, 4F and 7F; flea/tick shampoo; animal crates for all sizes; postage stamps; White-Out Tape; paper towels; toilet papers; Kleenex; Pine-Sol; Clorox Clean-Up; bleach (Clorox); mops and brooms; Dawn Dish Detergent (preferred); towels; blankets; powdered laundry detergent; water hose hand-held pressure sprayers; aluminum cans for recycling; office supplies (bolts of copy paper); Kuranda Beds (direct link to donate beds), garage sale items always welcome; volunteers to clean, feed, walk and exercise AND safe homes for them all.

They have different schools that go by for tours and bring rolled up newspapers, aluminum cans, and they have a change-drive for puppies (Pennies 4 Puppies). Teachers-if you have a class that needs a community project, please remember the Humane Society, by having your class do an aluminum can drive, newspaper roll-up contest, and a wish list drive.

Low income spay/neuter program:

The Roswell Humane Society has a low income spay/neuter program. You MUST file taxes and it will help pay up to $100 of the spay/neuter fee. If you would like to donate to this program, your check should note that your donation is intended for that specific program. If you have any questions, please call the Roswell Humane Society office. The Humane Society currently has many volunteers that are very dedicated to our shelter, and they would like to let them know how much all of you are appreciated! Many people want to help, but are not able to physically be involved-so the shelter also has sponsorship events. Several times yearly, businesses from our community come forward and sponsor events in an effort to help find them homes. They also have Christmas in July and Christmas for the Pets in December. For both events individuals and businesses sponsor 18 animals that are run in the Roswell Daily Record. The cost to sponsor each animal is $40.00. If interested, please contact the office.

The Roswell Humane Society is now able to accept donations, memorials and memberships on-line via PayPal – as well as credit/debit card donations. Membership registrations will incur a $5.00 fee due to PayPal’s fees. They need all the help they can get, since they are only funded through our community’s generosity.

The Roswell Humane Society kennel shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; and 1:00-4:30 p.m. You may contact their office by calling 575-622-8950, or visiting them at .

Kuranda Beds:

While you are on the web site, click on the link to donate a cozy Kuranda bed for our special 4-legged friends to sleep on. You can also visit them on Facebook where they feature special pets, current events, as well as fun facts. You may also go by the office, located at 703 East McGaffey Street, at anytime during the above hours. If you have any questions, or if you would like a tour, please give them a call to make arrangements.

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