Deming Animal Guardians Receives Petco Love Grant

DEMING – Deming Animal Guardians is set to receive a $3,500 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love to support their animal rescue work in Luna County.

Petco Love is a national, nonprofit organization leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to connect, strengthen and improve the health of communities and pet families. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other rescue efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations – like ours – across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and who matter.

“Our investment in Deming Animal Guardians is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to creating a future in which no pets will be unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are just one part of our strategy to empower pet lovers to drive life-saving change alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of Petco Love Lost, a national database lost and found that uses pet facial recognition technology to make it easier to find lost pets.

“We have seen an increase in the proportion of stray/lost dogs from 52% to 72% in the last year,” said Pat Danser, president of Deming Animal Guardians. “Additionally, there is an extremely high percentage of unvaccinated pets in Luna County. Through our neuter rebate program for low-income pet owners, we also offer vaccines for these animals through the Petco Love grant.Parvovirus is quite prevalent in our county and vaccination is the only way to prevent this life-threatening disease.

Deming Animal Guardians has sponsored the surgical sterilization of over 15,000 dogs and cats since they began their work 31 years ago. For more information about Deming Animal Guardians, visit our website at: and follow us on Facebook.

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Mission GAD

The mission of Deming Animal Guardians is to reduce pet suffering and overpopulation in Luna County, New Mexico primarily by providing discount coupons for neutering and neutering dogs and cats to families at low income, and through the exploitation of animals without killing. rescues.

Sterilization and sterilization program

Because Luna County has a high population of indigent pet owners, we only target low-income pet owners. Our goal is to improve the lives of these animals by making neutering and neutering surgeries more affordable through discount coupons and mobile vet vans.

We work to reduce euthanasia at the local shelter by making responsible pet ownership a reality for low-income pet owners.

DAG’s story

Deming Animal Guardians (DAG) is an IRS 501(c)3 recognized primarily voluntary charity that has been in existence since 1991. Over the years, we have sponsored over 14,500 surgeries. In 2020 alone, we neutered 587 pets, including 126 feral cats.

To adopt a pet or volunteer, contact Chrystal at 575-313-0626. For more information on spay/neuter coupons and vaccinations for low-income pet owners, contact Robyn at 575-546-9711.

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