This handsome boy is just one of the pets that will be available for adoption July 7 during the Cowboy Breakfast at the Posse Lodge. Courtesy/FOSCA
Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) will host the Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.
The menu includes, scrambled eggs, pancakes and bacon and sausage, as well as orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and younger.
To make this event even more of a “can’t miss” for individuals and their families, FOSCA will also host a mobile pet adoption, a book donation event and fun door prizes! It will have lovable adoptable pets 9-11 a.m. on site courtesy of FOSCA’s partners, the Espanola Valley Humane Society and New Mexico Rescue Resources (NMRR).
NMRR is an organization that helps independent rescues run successful adoption events by working together. Individual rescues often don’t have the resources necessary to develop, mount and run adoption clinics, which is the threshold to new homes and new lives for rescued shelter pets, so NMRR provides the extra help needed to make it happen.
FOSCA’s book donation event will collect books for “Used Books Need Homes Too”, a non-profit that rehomes unwanted books, CDs, and DVDs, and donates all proceeds to local non-profits, including Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals, Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the African Library Project.
Wait, there’s more! There will also be door prizes of unique pottery by local potters – there will be at least one winner every half hour, so everyone will have a chance to win.
The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse exists to restore and maintain the Posse Lodge for posterity. It is more likely utilized today than in days past. Entertaining 10,000-12,000 county residents yearly, it has served this community for 54 years. The lodge continues to assist in raising thousands for charity, helps create wonderful memories for many in the community, and stands to honor the history of this town as it was being built.
FOSCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of homeless animals by promoting adoption and paying for medical care and spay/neutering of homeless animals in north central New Mexico.
Through the FOSCA veterinary assistance program, about $22,000 will be provided to help pay for veterinary care for homeless animals and pets whose owners cannot afford extensive treatment. FOSCA pays for treatment of heartworm disease and parvovirus, surgery for removal of broken legs, dental treatments, and removal of cysts and tumors. These life-saving treatments allow beloved pets to go home with their devoted owners. In 2018 FOSCA “saved Christmas” for two families by providing funds to help pay for abscess removals on Slinky the dog and Miss M the cat.
FOSCA also provides funding to individuals and rescue groups to spay/neuter 500 cats and dogs each year, significantly contributing to the effort to reduce the population of unwanted pets in New Mexico. They are especially proud to be working with rescue groups in three northern New Mexico Pueblos and the Navajo Nation to reduce endemic pet overpopulation in those areas.
Come out and enjoy the fun, bring unwanted books and a healthy appetite (and maybe a few doggie treats) and donate to several worthy causes while enjoying a delicious breakfast!