Again this year, the Ladies Charity Golf Classic will benefit homeless animals! Funding has finally been secured to construct a San Juan Regional Animal Shelter to replace the Farmington Animal Shelter. Now that the construction is taken care of, what remains is all on the inside.
The new shelter will need more cages for dogs and cats, equipment for things like grooming, and all sorts of goodies that will help our homeless pets feel more at home and cause more of them to be adopted.
The current Farmington Animal Shelter to be replaced is 40 years old, literally wedged between the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Power Plant with no place to expand, and only contains a total of 54 animal enclosures. Not one of the dog kennels meets the Humane Society of the United States regulations for space required per dog and they are forced to place several dogs in each kennel. Numbers vary from year to year, but the shelter receives an average of 20 or more animals each day. If the shelter were completely empty today, it would be completely full in two days - and they must hold each animal for five days before it's eligible for adoption.
The anticipated Regional Animal Shelter will replace the Farmington Animal Shelter and, upon completion, become one of the area's premier animal shelters. This new shelter will mark a new era in homeless pet care for the Four Corners and you can be a part of it! Be a part of history in the making and support this project.
Construction costs for the new facility will be funded by the State of New Mexico, San Juan County, and the City of Farmington.
June 11 & 12