April 13-19, 2021
Adoption: 4 cats, 4 dogs
Return to owner: 1 cat, 8 dogs
Stray: 3 cats, 28 dogs
Owner surrender: 2 cats, 4 dogs
In house: 31 cats, 57 dogs
Foster: 13 cats, 8 dogs
Stray Hearts is currently open for adoptions by appointment only from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday. See the dogs and cats available for adoption online and call 575-758-2981 to make an appointment. The shelter is always looking for good homes for dogs and cats and donations. Donate online at strayhearts.org or mail checks to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, PO Box 622, Taos NM 87571. The Retail store and cat cafe is open with restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our efforts to reduce the average length of stay are paying off. One year ago our average LOS for dogs was 260 days, we are now down to 33. Mostly that is due to the efforts of our team to rehabilitate the long-term dogs with the Fear Free shelter methods to get them to the point where they can be adoptable. Then we market them aggressively to find homes. The RTO rate has improved tremendously due to social media, radio PSAs and flyers.
Puppies are starting to pour in again. We got 19 in one day last week. The upgrade to our puppy room finished just in time.
Our next vaccine clinic is scheduled for May 8, 1-4 p.m.