"When people relocate to a new city, most consider the availability of a good medical support system. Pet owners also want to ensure the availability of excellent veterinary services." - Miguel Márquez
"Our efforts to establish an emergency veterinary hospital for Las Cruces and our surrounding communities are going to require the support of all of our neighbors, near and far," Linda said. - by Olivia Moritz
On this edition of Puentes a la Comunidad, (Bridges to the Community), KRWG host Emily Guerra spoke with Animal Companions of Las Cruces Founder and Chair, Dr. Dawn Duncan, about their accomplishments and challenges.
Telemundo 48 reporter Dayana Villarreal spoke to volunteer Treasurer and Webmaster, Miguel Márquez, about the dire need for a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital for Las Cruces
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Sunday Nonprofit Spotlight - by Stephanie Mathers
Dawn Duncan's Story of Her Fur Boys and Nonprofit Organization
"Working to bring 24/7 emergency veterinarian services to our community" - by Rachel Courtney
Eight of the Las Cruces area nine veterinarian clinics were represented at this meeting, "Working Together to Support Veterinary Services in Las Cruces". It was designed to gain a better understanding of the needs of our area veterinarians, to promote community collaboration, and to learn how we, Animal Companions of Las Cruces, as a non-profit organization, can help ease their burden.
NMSU student Cera Moots produced this news piece about the efforts of Animal Companions of Las Cruces and what started our work. The video features Dawn Duncan, the organization's Founder and President and her beloved dogs, Fergus and Barney.
ABC-7's Wil Herren reported about the "City of Las Cruces Lacking Veterinary Care" presented by Dr. Dawn Duncan, President and Founder of Animal Companions of Las Cruces during the September 26th City Council Work Session.
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:
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.