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Local animal news in brief, April 24, 2015

Annual cleanup set for off-leash parkDog lovers of Ortiz Park are gearing up for Saturday’s annual poop-the-scoop party and are banking on a big turnout.The twice-yearly cleaning drives help make the park, located at the Frank Ortiz Park off Camino de las Crucitas in the city’s Solano neighborhood, a pleasant experience for everyone, said cleanup organizers. The spring cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Utensils, including buckets, tables, chairs, bags and hand sanitizers, as well as…See More
Friday
Bobbi Heller posted a blog post

Caregivers Urgently Needed for Adoption Center

Due to new jobs, moves, etc. FELINES & FRIENDS is in urgent need of reliable volunteers to care for the cats at ourAdoption Center located within Petco in Santa Fe. Feed, clean litterboxes and play with the cats.Several mornings and evenings available. Time commitment approximately 2 hours.Between 8:30am and 10:30amBetween 5:30pm and 8:30pmPlease send an e-mail to askfelinesandfriends@yahoo.com if you are willing to help.  Kitten season has started!See More
Tuesday
dena ducane posted a blog post

2 dogs off of RidgeTop Road

At 8:45 this evening while turning onto RidgeTop Road I saw 2 dogs. I stopped and tried to coax them over but they were spooked. They ran off behind the Thornburg building.. One appeared to be a german shepherd black and brown markings.  The other a bit larger, longer haired predominately black, brown and white.  See More
Apr 16
sheila beuler posted a blog post

Xena Update - April 9, 2015

As I'm leaving work yesterday, I get a phone call from 2 pre-pubescent boys. After asking if my dog was still missing, one of the boys demands to know if there is a reward. After I reply, "yes" to both questions, the child demands to know how much the reward is. I say, "does it matter?" He replies, "YES!" Unless I told him the reward amount, the only information he would give me is that they were at Alto Park with Xena. I hear the other boy in the background saying, "Dude, just tell her!" I…See More
Apr 9
Jenny Sheehan posted a blog post

Lost cat near West Alameda

lost%20cham.pdfMy cat, Chamisa has been missing since April 1. She was last seen near the 1700 block of West Alameda (near the Santa Fe river). she is a 5 year…See More
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Lost your dog? Find a lost or injured animal? Here are important contact numbers in Santa Fe and Santa Fe County:

In the city limits, Animal Services is at 955-2701. On weekends and holidays, call SFPD dispatch at 955-2700.
In the county, Animal Control is at 992-1626. On weekends and holidays, call Sheriff's dispatch at 428-3720.

Still unsure about what to do to find your lost pet? Read these tips put together by Scoop member Julie.

Want to be part of a growing number of people who help find animals? Join the e-mail alert list about lost/found animals. Organized by Scoop member Claudia Inoue, recipients are notified when there is an animal lost in the Santa Fe area. If you'd like to be a part of the list, e-mail lostdogalertsantafe@gmail.com. Read more about the database.

Suspect an animal might be suffering from abuse? Call the toll-free statewide hot line for reporting extreme cruelty to animals at 1-877-548-6263.

Have a favorite animal-related link? Let me know at scoop@sfnewmexican.com and I'll post it here.

Animal Protection of New Mexico

Animal Shelter Tips Blog

All Creatures Memorials

Baghdad pups

Best Friends Animal Sancturary

Bridging the Worlds Animal Sanctuary

Cat Spay of Santa Fe

City of Santa Fe Animal Services

Desert Paws - news from Cochiti Lake

Dew Paws

East Mountain Pet Alert


Espanola Valley Humane Society

Felines & Friends New Mexico

House Rabbit Society

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

Listening to Raven: Artist Beth Surdut

 

Luvin' Labradors Retriever Rescue New Mexico

New Mexico House Rabbit Society

New Mexico Independent Border Collie Rescue

New Mexico Mustang and Burro Association

Pet Loss Support Page

Santa Fe Border Collie Club

Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society

Santa Fe Dog Park blog

Save the Chimps

Shaking Wind Ranch

Southwest Llama Rescue

The Wildlife Center

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Santa Fe family reunited with stolen dog in Arizona

By Uriel J. Garcia
The New Mexican

Nearly 500 miles away and 12 days after she was stolen from an Eldorado family’s front yard, a 3-year-old mixed-breed dog was returned to her owners on Tuesday.

Orca had been taken March 12 from the subdivision southeast of Santa Fe while 15-year-old Lydia Tetreault-Saez and her sister, Isabella, were at school and their parents were at work. Lydia said Orca had been left outside on a trolley-leash system that day.

After the dog’s disappearance, Lydia, along with her mother, father and little sister, posted signs around Eldorado notifying neighbors that Orca was missing.

No calls came in.

Then, on March 20, a staff member at the Yavapai Humane Society in Prescott, Ariz., phoned to let the family know that the shelter had Orca, a medium-size female dog that Lydia described as a “softer looking” pit-bull mix.

“We were shocked at first because we thought they were calling from around here,” Lydia said in a phone interview while on her way back from Arizona with her family.

The family made the seven-hour drive to Prescott on Monday and picked up Orca from the shelter Tuesday morning.

Lydia said shelter staff members told them a Prescott resident had brought in the dog. The resident, who was not identified to the family due to confidentiality policies, told staff members that Orca had been found wandering around a Safeway supermarket parking lot.

Animal shelter staff were able to locate the pet’s owners due to information on an implanted microchip. The microchip had been placed on the animal at the time the family adopted the dog as a puppy from the Española Valley Humane Society.

Lydia said the family didn’t call police, though they suspect a friend of a friend might have taken the dog.

But she said the family is happy to be reunited with Orca.

“She was super excited when we saw her at the shelter,” the teen said.

Contact Uriel J. Garcia at 986-3062 or ugarcia@sfnewmexican.com. Follow him on Twitter @ujohnnyg.

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Scoop - We are the heart of Santa Fe's great animal-loving community.

Remember in order to become a member of Scoop, you must indicate whether you have an animal companion and what his or her name is. Those who don't have animal companions must simply say what animals mean to them. It's a simple rule, but it helps to eliminate spammers or those with certain agendas.

PLEASE remember we do not allow unsupported blog postings that are intended as attacks on any groups or individuals. This is a place for communication about animal-welfare issues and not one-sided agendas.

GOT NEWS? Send all your animal story ideas, pet-related events or interesting facts to bendavidswan@gmail.com and they will be published in Thursday's Scoop section of The New Mexican (depending on space. You are welcome to post items here as well!

Santafescoop.com is a community-networking site. If you wish to advertise a product or service please contact our advertising department at (505) 995-3846. Profiles that are overtly commercial can be removed.

We continue to be plagued by Spammers. Those interested in becoming members, please sign up, but also email scoop@sfnewmexican.com to assure acceptance. Sorry of the inconvenience.

Blog Posts

Local animal news in brief, April 24, 2015

Annual cleanup set for off-leash park

Dog lovers of Ortiz Park are gearing up for Saturday’s annual poop-the-scoop party and are banking on a big turnout.

The twice-yearly cleaning drives help make the park, located at the Frank Ortiz Park off Camino de las Crucitas in the city’s Solano neighborhood, a pleasant experience for everyone, said cleanup organizers. The spring cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Utensils, including buckets, tables, chairs,…

Continue

Posted by Ben Swan on April 24, 2015 at 9:36am

Caregivers Urgently Needed for Adoption Center

Due to new jobs, moves, etc. FELINES & FRIENDS is in urgent need of reliable volunteers to care for the cats at our

Adoption Center located within Petco in Santa Fe. Feed, clean litterboxes and play with the cats.

Several mornings and evenings available. Time commitment approximately 2 hours.

Between 8:30am and 10:30am

Between 5:30pm and 8:30pm

Please send an e-mail to askfelinesandfriends@yahoo.com if you are willing to help.  Kitten season has…

Continue

Posted by Bobbi Heller on April 21, 2015 at 1:38pm

2 dogs off of RidgeTop Road

At 8:45 this evening while turning onto RidgeTop Road I saw 2 dogs. I stopped and tried to coax them over but they were spooked. They ran off behind the Thornburg building.. One appeared to be a german shepherd black and brown markings.  The other a bit larger, longer haired predominately black, brown and white.  

Posted by dena ducane on April 16, 2015 at 9:11pm

Xena Update - April 9, 2015

As I'm leaving work yesterday, I get a phone call from 2 pre-pubescent boys. After asking if my dog was still missing, one of the boys demands to know if there is a reward. After I reply, "yes" to both questions, the child demands to know how much the reward is. I say, "does it matter?" He replies, "YES!" Unless I told him the reward amount, the only information he would give me is that they were at Alto Park with Xena. I hear the other boy in the background saying, "Dude, just tell…

Continue

Posted by sheila beuler on April 9, 2015 at 6:54am

Lost cat near West Alameda

lost%20cham.pdf

My cat, Chamisa has been missing since April 1. She was last seen near the 1700 block of West Alameda (near the Santa…

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Posted by Jenny Sheehan on April 8, 2015 at 9:18pm

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