ABOUT US

Deming Animal Guardians (DAG) is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 IRS recognized
charity that has been in existence since 1991, EIN #01-0776195.
Over the years, we have sponsored more than 13,400 
spay/neuter surgeries.
680 spays/neuters in 2018, including 132 community cats.

Our focus is indigent pet owners in Luna County, New Mexico.  Our goal is to improve the lives of these animals by making spay/neuter surgeries more affordable through discount coupons and mobile veterinary vans.  

Since Luna County has a high population of indigent pet owners,
we target low-income pet owners only.

Note:  June 20, 2018 it was reported that Deming NM is among the 30 poorest towns in America with a population of 1,000 to 25,000.Our poverty rate is 32.1%.
It was also reported that the median household income in Deming is $26,044 compared to the typical American household income of $55,322. This puts Deming at #24 on the list of poorest towns according to 24/7 Wall Street, who reviewed household income data from the 
US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. 

Our goal is to reduce the number of euthanasias at the local shelter by making responsible pet ownership a reality for low income pet owners.


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2018 Statistics Report: 

Columbus Animal Rescue and DAGSHIP Rescue Combined:

 Intake:  347 (265 dogs + 82 cats)

    Strays: 92 {27%} (70 dogs {26%) + 22 (27%))

    Relinquish by owner: 174 {50%} (121 dogs {50%} + 53 cats {65%})

    Transfer In: 73 {21%} (66 dogs {25%} + 7 cats {8%})

    Other: 8 {2%} (dogs 8 {2%})

Outcomes: 300 (249 dogs +51 cats) 96% Live Outcomes (dogs 249 (98%) + cats 51 (93%)

     Adoptions: 81 (27%) (54 dogs {22%} + 27 cats {53%})

     RTO:  13 (4%) (dogs 13 {5%})

     Transfers Out: 205 (68%) (182 dogs{73%}23 cats{45%})

     Returned to Field: 1 

     Died: 9 (3%) (5 dogs + 4 cats)

     Euthanasia:  1 dog   

   Total # remaining at shelter on 12/31/18 = 69 (28 dogs + 41 cats)


Live outcome 98 % dogs and 93% cats

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

SERVICES

By phoning Robyn at 575-546-9711 you may receive a discount spay/neuter voucher if income-eligible. Vouchers can be applied to services from local vets.  We are currently issuing $50 discount coupons for dogs and $40 for cats. We also sponsor visits of spay/neuter vans.

In addition, we operate an emergency pet food bank which allows indigent owners to retain their pets and channels them into spay/neuter.  Contact us at DAHSHIP Rescue for more information. 
Phone: 575-545-8862

We operate the only Trap-Neuter-Return program in the county which address feral cat overpopulation.

Finally, we support humane education for
elementary students.

OUR MAIN GOAL 

Our focus is indigent pet owners in Luna County, New Mexico.  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.  Since Luna County has a high population of indigent pet owners, we target low-income pet owners only.

Our goal is to reduce the number of euthanasias at the local shelter by making responsible pet ownership a reality for low income pet owners.

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 around, helping at a spay/neuter clinic, etc ..... please call or email us to be added to our "special volunteer" list.