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Dixon Animal Protection Society

263 CR 63
Dixon, NM 87527

Our Mission

The Dixon Animal Protection Society has been “in service” since 1981. It became an official 501 c 3 organization in 1997. The ongoing mission of DAPS is to alleviate the overpopulation and suffering of animals in Northern New Mexico. DAPS serves an area that is underserved by local shelters, as so many of our calls come from the isolated areas in the mountainous areas of Northern New Mexico. DAPS is a rescue and foster organization. DAPS provides the following services: Discount or free spays and neuters Emergency vet care funding to aid animals that have been injured (those who are rescued and those belonging to local families). In order to receive this help, the human companion must agree to have the dog or cat spayed or neutered. Provides dog and cat food and doghouses for those who cannot afford to feed or house their companions. Provides a 24/7 -hour “hot line” to help with advice and emergencies. Rescues abandoned animals. Buys fencing and “kennels” for those who have dogs chained—encouraging the families to not chain their dogs. (Let’s work for legislation to prevent this cruel practice.) Sets up shot clinics in Dixon (as funding is available), because any vet or shelter is, at least, 30 miles away and so many people are unable to drive their companions to a vet. Provides humane education Animals who are not adoptable (injured, abused, medical problems, etc.) live out their lives with DAPS. Works closely with other animal rescue organizations, shelters, etc. to share information, adoptions, etc. Arranges for transfers to adoption centers in Colorado And so much more as the need arises. There is no paid staff. All donations are used for our mission of alleviating the suffering of animals. The Dixon Animal Protection Society exists because of the kindness of humans who care.

Adoption Policy

1. three page adoption application must be completed. If a highly desirable dog we wait to receive numerous apps and review by committee to select the best home. 2. Adopter must sign a contract agreeing to the adoption fee, S/N if needed and continued care as applicable. I.E. shots, wound care, etc.

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