Adopt a ‘forever friend’ at the Roswell Humane Society today

May 23, 2013 • 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 runs, 20 inside cages, and 18 cat cages. At this 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 [auth] 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.

Their adoptions fees are $50.00 for dogs and cats and the adopter must prepay the spaying or neutering of the animal at a local vet. The adoption fee includes 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 and children before they are able to go home. They adopt about 500 animals a year from the Roswell Animal Services, in hopes of putting them up for adoption and save them from being euthanized.

Up coming events for the Roswell Humane Society:

The Roswell Community Yard Sale: 50-100 Yard Sales in one location April 27th & September 28th at the Roswell Wool Bowl Soccer Complex call 575-622-8950 for more information. The Roswell Humane Society is able to do this event because they had amazing sponsors. Thank you to: Once again Consignment, Mama Tuckers Donut Shop, Peppers Grill & Bar, Martin’s Capitol Cafe, Bullock’s Jewelers and most of all a special thank you to the man who helps make this all possible, you know who you are.

Up coming events for the Thrift Store:

June 15th from 10:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.: 1/2 (one half) off all clothing for Fathers Day.

July 13th from 10:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.: Christmas for the Pets, pictures with Santa $5.00, Bake Sale, 1/2 (one half) off all items except Christmas items and Bake sale items.

The Humane Society is looking for sponsors two times a year to help sponsoring the pets in the newspaper. If you are interested please call 575-622-8950.

A big plea to all pet owners: if you are in need of releasing animal(s) please do not drop them off in the thrift store’s donation bin, or the Humane Society paper bin, or drop them over our 6 ft fence. Please come in and speak with us, or you can take them to Roswell Animal Services as well. We do not judge you for the reason of release. Our concern, is for the animals and there well-being. Putting them in the bins is very harmful to the animals, as people donate items and drop them in the drop-box, they could get heavy items dropped on them and possibly injure or even kill them. Please remember- pets’ feelings and well-being comes first, we come second.

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 at . 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 us on Facebook where we feature special pets, current events, as well as fun facts. You may also go by the office.

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