Deming Animal Guardians

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Our Mission

The mission is to reduce suffering and overpopulation of companion animals in Luna County NM, primarily by providing discount coupons for the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in low income families, and through the operation of no-kill animal rescues. 

Since Luna County has a high population of indigent pet owners, 
we target low-income pet owners only. Our goal is to improve the lives of these animals by making spay and neuter surgeries more affordable through discount coupons and mobile veterinary vans. We are working to reduce the number of euthanasias at the local shelter by making responsible pet ownership a reality for low income pet owners.

Deming Animal Guardians (DAG) is a primarily volunteer, 501 (c) 3 IRS recognized charity that has been in existence
 since 1991. Over the years, we have sponsored more than 14,500 surgeries. In 2020 alone we spayed/neutered 587 companion animals, including 126 feral cats.

We Can't Do it Without You

Your donations, in any amount, make a huge difference. Additionally, volunteers are always needed for special events. If you are interested in selling raffle tickets, manning our tables, driving pets to veterinary appointments & shelter transfers, or helping at a spay/neuter clinic, please call or email us to be added to our "special volunteer" list.

2020 Statistics Report: 

587 Spay/Neuter Surgeries Sponsored
1123 Vaccinations by Veterinarians
126 Feral cats were spayed/neutered
13605 hours of volunteer labor.
13607 pounds of pet food distributed to low income families and to Silver Linings Homeless Center.
332 dog/cat rescues by DAGSHIP and Columbus Animal Rescue. 
That's a 30% increase from 2019 

2020 Live Release Rates:
    Overall Live Release Rate = 97%
Dog Live Release Rate = 94%
 Cat Live Release Rate = 100%




Discounted spay/neuter voucher if income-eligible. Vouchers can be applied to services from local vets.
$100 discount coupons for female dogs. 
$ 85 discount coupon for male dogs.
$70 for cats. 
We also sponsor visits of spay/neuter vans and clinics.

DAG operates the only Trap-Neuter-Return program in the county which addresses feral cat overpopulation. 
In addition, we operate an emergency pet food bank which allows indigent owners to retain their pets
and channels them into our spay/neuter programs. 

"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished."   ~ Dean Koontz~

             P.O.Box 1275, Deming New Mexico, USA 
88031-1275 | 575.544.2099 | E-MAIL

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