On this eedition of "Puentes a la Comunidad" ("Bridges to the Community"), host Emily Guerra spoke to Dawn Duncan, President and Founder of Animal Companions of Las Cruces about the nation's great veterinary shortage and their efforts to establish and sustain 24/7 emergency pet care services in the community.
Peter Goodman and Shirley Baca speak with Dawn Duncan, President/Founder, and Nancy Sharp, Vice President/Volunteer Coordinator of Animal Companions of Las Cruces on the "Speak Up Las Cruces" radio show about the lack of 24-hour veterinary services in Las Cruces and the great progress we've made.
On Tuesday, August 2, Animal Companions of Las Cruces participated in the National Night Out sponsored by the City of Las Cruces. The turnout was amazing and we got the opportunity to meet many neighbors and pet parents. Our booth gave out refrigerator magnets and brochures featuring our organization. Additionally, kids had the chance to draw pictures of their pets as shown below:
There are not enough humans to take care of all the animals
Read this piece to understand the depth of the problem regarding veterinary care. These facts underscore why we must be proactive now to help support our veterinary staffs and care for our animal companions. One of our chief goals is recruitment, which includes helping with debt alleviation and drawing attention to our low-cost of living in a beautiful area.
Dr. Shadi Ireifej and Ari Paget, Founders of VetTriage, described the mission and the purpose of VetTriage and how their service can benefit the Las Cruces veterinarian practices.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel speak to Dawn Duncan and Nancy Sharp about Animal Companions of Las Cruces' effort to bring 24-hour emergency animal care to Las Cruces
"Animal organization looks to bring emergency animal hospital to Las Cruces"
"Working together for emergency veterinary care" - Posted by LasCruces.com
"Las Cruces non-profit is trying to bring back a 24/7 emergency veterinarian clinic" - By Rachel Phillips
"Dogged determination: Local pet owner won't stop until Las Cruces has emergency animal hospital"