Since COVID19 shut down gatherings of six or more people in our state, we have been unable to hold our regular fundraising events or host groups of visitors at our sanctuary - two key elements of reaching our annual fundraising goal each year.
We have over 150 full time residents at The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, including horses, goats, llamas, alpacas, chickens, bunnies, guinea pigs, special-needs dogs, formerly feral cats, and a dove aviary. All of our residents live in habitats to suit their needs, and the dogs roam free throughout the property, which was donated over 20 years ago.
Additionally, we take in animals as needed, including mother dogs with litters of puppies that would otherwise be euthanized in rural kill shelters throughout New Mexico. Many times, these puppies suffer from Parvo, which costs an average of $1000/puppy to treat. Since there are so many dogs and puppies in need of homes in New Mexico, we often transfer our litters to a partner organization in Colorado where there is a very high demand for puppies. This means that we do not make any money in adoption fees, however we know that these puppies are finding their forever homes quickly, which allows us to rescue even more.
Since donations this year have plummeted since March due to COVID19, our veterinarians, Dr. Mike and Kathy Dobesh, have been gracious enough to continue treating our residents and incoming litters, even though our bill has climbed to $9,444.27 and is growing each week. They also offer us a significant discount as an appreciation for our effort in the community. We would like to pay this off in one lump some because this local, hard-working family veterinary practice deserves it. They have gone above and beyond to not only help our animals, but help all of the animals of the Santa Fe area when other vet hospitals have closed their doors. But we can't afford to pay this bill without your help.
If you can make a donation, you'll be helping to cover the cost of:
-oral cleanings and tooth extractions
-an emergency C section for a mother dog
-an amputation to save the life of a puppy
-Parvo treatment to save the lives of puppies
-health certificates for the transport of puppies
-antibiotics, e-collars, and emergency medical supplies
And if you are unable to donate at this time, we understand. But every dollar helps, and just simply sharing is appreciated.
Thank you for helping us continue to help the animals of New Mexico!