August 1, 2012
It has been my greatest honor and privilege to serve on the board of directors for Animal Protection Voters, the legislative arm of Animal Protection of New Mexico. We work closely, hand-in-hand together on the animal issues and challenges that confront us on a daily basis. Throughout the years and before I was a board member I called on APNM for help in the Taos, NM area where I reside. One in particular was a case involving dog hoarding where our local law enforcement and animal control were totally at a loss as to how to handle the situation. Sixty plus dogs were needing intervention and APNM got busy and organized our local law enforcement and the Santa Fe Shelter Vans to transport the dogs to the Santa Fe Shelter. Recently another extreme hoarding case involving cats in our area was helped by APNM who worked with our animal shelter and law enforcement offering help and expertise on how to handle the situation, I personally have had a conversation with our District Attorney, Donald Gallegos, where he praised APNM and Executive Director, Lisa Jennings for imparting their expertise in his office's animal cases. My history with animal welfare goes back many years and I am familiar with all of our resources in Northern New Mexico. APNM is the most valuable resource of all. Their core programs have made changes in the lives of our animals and animal welfare bills would not be passed through the legislature without the committed and dedicated work of this most valuable organization. I cannot even imagine where we would be without APNM. The staff is passionate about their work and put in the hours necessary to do the job. The legislators listen to APNM and there is a reason for that! Your donations could not go to a more worthy non-profit working for animal welfare.
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