Deming Animal Guardians

Who We Are

Our Mission

As stated in our by-laws, our mission is to alleviate animal cruelty.  Primarily we work to reduce the suffering and overpopulation of companion animals in Luna County by providing discount coupons for spaying and neutering of cats and dogs in low-income families and through the operation of no-kill animal rescues.

Our History

Deming Animal Guardians became a realized dream in 1991 when two local women began doing humane education at schools and initiated a spay/neuter discount program for low income pet owners.   After initially operating under the auspices of a few different non-profit organizations, we sought and received our own IRS 501c3 tax-deductible designated status in 2007.  Since then we’ve grown by leaps and bounds.  In May 2017 we opened DAGSHIP Rescue and took Columbus Animal Rescue under our wings.  These two no-kill rescue shelters were a first for Luna County.   In 2019, we opened Silver Whiskers Boutique and Unique Gifts re-sale store in the center of town to provide a regular income flow and to have a presence downtown.  We sell higher end donated items and all proceeds go to the animals since our sales staff are volunteers.  

Honors & Recognition

We’ve received and maintained the Guidestar seal of Financial Transparency for numerous years.  We’ve also been awarded the Best Non-Profit and Best Place to Work awards by the Deming Chamber of Commerce.
We were featured this year on KRWG Community Connections; to see a brief overview of our DAGSHIP Rescue:
Our greatest honor is the support of the local community.  We boast more than 100 members and supporters who provide donations of their time, talents and money in addition to pet food and other pet supplies which we donate to pet owners in need.  And we couldn’t do what we do without the support of grants from local government, community and private foundations.

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