Church hosts special, multi-animal event Saturday

Albuquerque Journal
By: Rick Nathanson
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Come for the animals, stay for the blood drive.

An animal adoption/vaccination clinic is being paired with a blood drive on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation, 1650 Abrazo NE, Rio Rancho.

The “Furry Friends and Turtles, Too!” event is being sponsored by the church, Watermelon Mountain Ranch and United Blood Services.

Groups that rescue, care for and know all about dogs, cats, turtles, prairie dogs, rabbits and alpacas will be there, including the Rio Grande Turtle and Tortoise Club; Prairie Dog Pals; SW Canine Corps; Animal Protection of New Mexico; and New Mexico House Rabbit Society.

There will also be an alpaca hair craft demonstration by Humming Desert Alpaca Ranch, face painting, craft activities and door prizes.

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