Your Pet Evacuation Plan


Most “people” shelters cannot accept pets due to health and safety regulations...

Prepare now and plan ahead for the day you and your pet may have to evacuate your home.

The High Desert Humane Society WILL provide emergency housing for your companion animals in a disaster.

In addition, they will network information with other facilities for evacuation of other animals such as horses, birds, reptiles, etc.

Don't leave your pet behind!


Here's what YOU need to bring:

Medications - if your pet has any special medications, bring them.

Vaccination Records and/or Tags....This not only provides shot history but also identification.

Collar & Leash....Although the shelter has plenty, your pet will feel more comfortable with their own.

Bed or Blankets....It is comforting for your pet to have its own bed or blanket & a favorite toy if possible.

Carrying crate or cage....This allows for safer handling when pets are panicked.

Special Food....If your pet requires a special diet, bringing your own food will help maintain that.


Directions to the High Desert Humane Society Animal Facility:

From downtown Silver City....
Head South on NM90 (also called Hudson Street)
Turn right onto S. Ridge Road (which is about 1.8 miles from downtown)
Turn left onto Cougar Way (which is your first left)
You will see the shelter on your right.


For more information...

The High Desert Humane Society
3050 So. Cougar Way
Silver City, NM
(575) 538-9261


Want to adopt a dog or cat? Do you have an animal you need to put up for adoption? Do you wish to help animals in need find a loving home? Are you a good networker? Join us in our efforts to raise the rate of adoptions in our area!

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Would you like to foster a cat? Would you like to have a dog companion but can't make a long-term commitment? Fostering a pet may be the perfect fit for you!

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Do you have a companion animal in need of spaying or neutering? Would you like to join the effort to educate and reach out to those who may not understand the importance of spaying and neutering? Check out the resources available to support our efforts to decrease the overpopulation of dogs and cats....

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What can you do to help?

We would love to have you join us in bringing love and support to our furry friends...
Here are some ideas....

You can walk dogs and visit the cats at the Humane Society!learn more here

You can learn and share some facts about spay/neutering!learn more here

You can foster a dog or a cat!learn more here

You can help dogs and cats who need new homes to find them!learn more here

Are you an educator in our area? We would love to work with you!learn more here

Upcoming Events...

Stay tuned for more fun-filled projects unfolding!!

Meet Charlie chan!

UPDATE 04/30/13:WOOHOO CHARLIE WAS ADOPTED THIS PAST WEEKEND!! Thanks to Jane for fostering this gorgeous boy so he had that little bit of extra time for his family to find him!! He is a true gift to this world...we are all lucky to have him alive and here with us!! We wish you a happy long life Charlie Chan....





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