Citizens for Prairie Dogs in NW Texas, USA

www.CitizensForPrairieDogs.org/index.html & www.facebook.com/citizensforprairiedogs  Citizens for Prairie Dogs is a non-profit, volunteer organization to rescue & relocate prairie dogsCitizens4PDs@Aol.com & JoannHaddock@Aol.com or 806-657-4563.  HCR 2, Box 55, Lorenzo, TX  79343 (30 min. east of Lubbock in NW TX).

Joann Haddock rescues prairie dogs across the South Plains of northwest Texas & relocates prairie dogs to areas where humans are not threatening their territory.  She takes donations when they’re offered — i.e., from property owners or concerned citizens wanting to help pay for the soap, water & gasoline needed to drive from location to location.  She praises assistance & cooperation from Betenbough Homes, Indiana Avenue Baptist Church & other churches & businesses.

Citizens for Prairie Dogs wants to educate the public & governing bodies that prairie dogs &humans can peacefully coexist on this wonderful planet where we all live.  We are fully aware that sometimes prairie dogs & people do clash.  When that occurs, we are there to provide assistance in relocating them to an accommodating area.   There must be an alternative to poisoning, gassing & blasting or it will continue.  The public sometimes does not know there is an alternative, & we are here to help provide non-lethal methods of control.      We do take the stand that landowners also need to take responsibility.  In a perfect world, we could simply swoop in & save every single prairie dog in jeopardy.   Everything does cost money, however, so we need as much support as possible from landowners with the problems & from private citizens. As realists, since every single prairie dog cannot be saved, we will try with every ounce of energy & every resource available to save & protect as many as possible.  By doing so, we know the world will be a better place as all creatures are here for a reason.     In addition to actually capturing & relocating prairie dogs we have contributed to several educational programs in schools across the area & have participated in three documentaries.     If prairie dogs become listed as endangered, we all lose.  Landowners and groups like Citizens for Prairie Dogs will lose the ability & freedom to find solutions to help them.  We believe if everyone would contribute in some way to saving all “threatened” species, it would not be necessary to rely on governmental assistance.

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