June 3, 2023


pets keep it coming

Pay it 4ward: Friends thank animal lover for hard work in reuniting lost pets

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – Animal handle is likely to be hectic tonight, with a amount of pets predicted to operate away soon after hearing all those Fourth of July fireworks.

But it is not just the Metropolis of Albuquerque that is operating overtime to support misplaced animals, neighborhood Fb internet pages are stepping up way too.

If there is a dropped pet in the town Nichole Atencio is very likely on it.

“Every lost dog that she encounters, will take a little piece of her coronary heart with her,” reported Angela Stell with NMDOG

Publishing on various Facebook internet pages, getting in contact with people, trying to get the house owners and their four legged mates reunited.

“It’s a 24-hour matter and you know, she does it on her have accord,” stated Keely Babb, Pay out It 4ward nominator. 

Neighborhood rescue groups are appreciative of her hard get the job done way too.

“She can glance at a picture and go oh my gosh, they’ve been lacking this pet for two months. Let me come across the write-up,’” explained Stell. 

It’s that adore of canines that related all of them in the very first position.

“I had uncovered the canine in the park subsequent to my home the place I dwell, and so that was how I was able to publish about it, and then I ended up – as a result of that page – fostering a pet dog that I now very own,” reported Babb. 

Now they want to thank Atencio with $400 for all her do the job. 

“Thank you for all the get the job done you do,  you know, the Albuquerque Pet Connection and relentlessly supporting all the animals of our group,” stated Babb. 

“Thank you so substantially I respect it. You fellas are the types that put the hard do the job. I see the get the job done Angela does with NMDOG and the rescue, I was just excited a pet dog was at my do the job,” reported Atencio. 

“I lean on you so significantly any time we finish up with a doggy and I’m like ‘Nichole have you viewed this? Or do you know the place they belong?’ 9 occasions out of 10, she’s equipped to steer me in the suitable course,” mentioned Stell. 

Atencio owns or moderates at minimum 8 Fb webpages.

“I created a pair on my individual and then a handful of I have taken in excess of from folks that just remaining them. So yeah, I just stay hectic, something that I can do to reunite families,” mentioned Atencio. 

She hopes owners out there will be confident to microchip their animals and acquire treatment of them like they’re relatives.

“They depend on us for food, shelter, enjoy and they deserve that in addition extra. And for an animal to get misplaced and shed their household or for a family to for regardless of what purpose, get rid of their animal, cat or pet I just want them to be reunited and be delighted,” Atencio claimed.