Pat Danser Nesselroad

Profile Updated: May 22, 2015
Residing In: Deming, NM USA
Spouse/Partner: Ed Nesselroad
Occupation: Retired social worker
Children: none

I received an A.S. degree from Peirce College in Philadelphia 1968. I relocated to New Mexico in 1975.
I moved to 40 acres with my husband and entered a new world of Mexican food, tumbleweeds, dust storms, ghost towns, rockhounding, the very much alive desert, rattlesnakes and roadrunners. Moving from south Jersey to tiny Lordsburg and then to Deming, NM, was like moving to another planet. After 40 years I am still full of "East Coast Astonishment"!
I graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1978 and was employed as a social worker for the State of New Mexico. I have been a lifelong animal activist and my current organization, Deming Animal Guardians, has sponsored the spay/neuter of 11,000 local dogs and cats.
I have a fabulous cathouse of rescued felines.

Where do you live now?

Deming, New Mexico, near the Mexican border

Where else have you lived (US and internationally)?


Still have family around? How often do you get back?

Never get back to Jersey.

Do you still see/hang out/talk with classmates? Who?

Barbara (Mitchell) Field

What did you do right after school? What are you doing now?

College in Philadelphia.
Moved to New Mexico 1975
B.A. Psychology Western New Mexico University 1978

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

Visit Venice, Italy
Make our area a no-kill community of dogs and cats
Remodel my cathouse

What have been the high points of your life since high school?

Moving to New Mexico
Meeting my husband Ed, a wilderness advocate
Touring the Greek Islands
A trip to Monument Valley, AZ and UT
Eating lunch in Mexico once a month
Rescuing dozens of homeless dogs and cats
Being President of Deming Animal Guardians for 24 years
Protesting for a beaten El Paso zoo elephant, to free Chimpanzees enduring vivisection, Fur Free Fridays, speaking up for the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves, working to ban cockfighting in New Mexico.

What grade school did you attend?

Lizzy Haddon

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Posted on: Jul 06, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Hi Sherri - old friend! I've been looking for you to sign up. It's so amazing to connect after all these years and here we are in New Mexico and Texas! I read somewhere that you are also an animal activist. I would love to hear about that. Hope you are well after surgery.

Jun 19, 2015 at 10:58 AM

Hey Jan - my brother John in Tucson remembers your dog Louie. He says "Louie was the coolest dog. He even stopped a football game at HMHS. He was known all over town!"

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Hi Jan - from your neighbor over the fence! I remember you from Lizzy Haddon days!

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Very impressed Josh that you worked with David Brower! From a fellow environmentalist in New Mexico.

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