By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
Tuesday, Jan. 3 marked a happy reunion for Buddha, the canine companion of Boomerang owner Anna Dillane. Buddha came to the store to see Angela Stell, president and director of NMDOG, who rescued him from a life on the end of a chain five years ago. He hasn’t seen her in five years. Stell’s organization rescues mistreated or neglected animals around the state.
Boomerang has been doing a fundraiser to allow NMDOG to help other dogs like Buddha. More than $300 has been raised and Stell picked up the check with many thanks to the community of Los Alamos. Boomerang continues to collect contributions.
NMDOG is an all-volunteer, in the trenches, foster-based rescue serving the chained, abused and otherwise forgotten dogs of New Mexico. Its priority is chained dogs and cruelty cases.
“We focus our efforts on rescue, community outreach, education, rehabilitation, adoption and networking,” Stell said. “We work to free chained dogs from their tethered misery, to see them living inside a warm and loving home, and attempt to accomplish this by educating their guardians to do better for their canine family members. We offer guardians supplies that will help them accomplish this goal, whether it be fencing, doghouses, food, obedience training or low cost spay/neuter. When guardians choose to owner-surrender their dog or if they are removed by enforcement, we take these pups into our program, or arrange for another reputable private rescue to take them in.”
There are many ways to aid NMDogs’ efforts. Monetary contributions and help with projects, as well as fostering and adoption are some of the ways to help.
To report a dog in need or to request assistance for your chained dog, visit http://www.nmdog.org/report.html. Learn more about NMDogs at www.nmdog.org.