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Roswell Humane Society


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The Roswell Humane Society has been helping homeless pets find their forever homes since the early ‘70’s. They work hard to match up animals with good loving homes. The adoption fee for a cat or a dog is $50.00 to the shelter; that fee goes towards their vaccinations and flea and tick preventative. On top of the adoption fee, the adopters are responsible for the cost of the animals spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination and city tags at a local veterinarian in Roswell. You must qualify to adopt any animal from the Humane Society. Cats are to remain strictly indoor cats only. For dogs, the adopter must have a completely fenced in yard suitable for that specific dog; they do check. As meet and greet with all family members and if there are other dog(s) in the house the adopter must bring the dog(s) down to the shelter for a meet and greet with the new dog to make sure they get along. You can see the available pets they have for adoption during work hours, or on their website roswellhumane.org

The Humane Society does as much as they can to shelter at-risk or unwanted animals in the Roswell and Artesia area. Roswell Animal Services and Artesia Paws & Claws are two organizations who are aided by providing refuge for animals due to overpopulation that exceed their resources. Stray and owner-released animals are also accepted; however, the Humane Society is a limited-entry shelter and only accepts animals of adoptable temperament and if adequate space is available. The Humane Society would also like to remind everybody to get their pets spayed/neutered and keep their vaccinations current. These procedures are routine, affordable, and the single most responsible thing a pet owner can do to prevent to suffering and death.

New members are always encouraged to join the Roswell Humane Society. By signing up and paying a small fee for an annual membership, you’ll receive quarterly kennel newsletters which include dates on adoption events, thrift store chatter, fun animal facts, and most importantly, your annual fee will help support the animals. Furthermore, membership enrollment allows your voice to be heard regarding matters on operations at the quarterly member meetings. Getting involved on your spare time by exercising and socializing with the animals also benefits the animals in the shelter tremendously.

The Humane Society Thrift Store takes all saleable items as donations and can issue tax receipts if necessary. The profits earned from the saleable items sold at the store go toward the shelter and animal care. If you have items that you would like to donate but don’t have a way to get it the them, call (575) 623-9210 and schedule a pick-up. Please don’t leave un-saleable items because the store must pay to haul off unsaleable items which takes away from caring for the animals.

The Thrift Store has daily specials, great prices, and very interesting things. There’s also a book room that stocks a wide variety of books at unbelievable prices. If you’re a book worm, the store has got you covered. Among the wide variety of books, an abundance of reasonably priced kids books is available, too. If you love to shop and/or read, come check out the Thrift Store.

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