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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com and I'll post it here.
Animal Protection of New Mexico
Animal Shelter Tips Blog
All Creatures Memorials
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
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
Dozens of bills concerning animals, from regulating horse racing to banning hunting with drones, are being considered in this year’s legislative session.
Those interested in animal-welfare legislation and learning about how the legislative process works may be interested in attending Animal Lobby Day, hosted by Animal Protection Voters. The event, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, features training on being a citizen lobbyist for animals and ends with a news conference in the Capitol Rotunda. The training, sponsored by APV and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, offers people an opportunity to write and deliver letters to their legislators; lunch is provided. To register online, visit apvnm.org/lobbyday/register.php or call Daniel Abram at 505-980-8720.
Lawmakers can introduce new bills until Feb. 19; here’s a look at just a few bills being considered by state legislators:
Senate Bill 253: End Coyote Killing Contests: This legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Moores, R- Albuquerque and Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, prohibits coyote killing contests. The bill passed out of its first committee on Tuesday in a 6-3 vote and heads to Senate Judiciary Committee.
SB 178: Funding for Animals of Domestic Violence Victims: This legislation, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe, would provide funds to help animals of domestic violence victims.
SB 221: Report Livestock Injuries to Law Enforcement: Sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, is a version of so-called "ag-gag" legislation that has been introduced across the country, attempting to stop undercover video documentation and whistle-blowing of abuses at factory farms.
SB211: Introduced by Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, seeks to amend the Pet Sterilization Act to make it easier for nonprofit animal rescue groups and animal shelters to work together.
House Bill 147, which seeks to move the Animal Sheltering Board from the Regulation and Licensing Department to the state Environment Department, passed its first committee Wednesday on a 9-0 vote and heads to the House Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee.
To learn more about bills as they become introduced, visit APV’s website at apvnm.org.
Scoop - We are the heart of Santa Fe's great animal-loving community.
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Hersch Wilson published an article today in, "Tales of Tails" in the SF New Mexican. I am so grateful for his empathy, friendship and literary gift. Xena is still missing and there have been no calls or tips in about 2 weeks. Sloan and Julie have been so helpful and supportive; updating flyers with neon date stickers and tirelessly looking. There are, in fact, SO many empathetic and helpful animal lovers in this wonderful town. I have met many of them. They inspire me to keep hope…Continue
Sanctuary offers tours for Valentine’s Day
An animal sanctuary that offers hospice and eldercare for older dogs, horses and poultry is inviting the public for tours and a party for Valentine’s Day.
The 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 event at Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749-A N.M. 14, is a chance to meet the animals and learn more about the work, said Ulla Pedersen, the sanctuary’s founder and director. A tour of the grounds will…
Some excellent writing by Caroline Knapp - quite worth the short 1 page read. She pretty much nails it.
The Santa Fe animal shelter is hosting a two-day Winter Camp that offers
children ages 10-13 a hands-on experience with animals in a shelter environment.
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan 3-4 at the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road.
Similar to Summer Critter Camp, teams of children will learn the care and handling of a variety
of animals, with a focus on behavior, veterinary care and grooming. Short talks about animal
sheltering and care will be punctuated with…
There is no feeling like this. The not knowing where Xena is produces so many questions; is she dead or alive? Is she sheltered from the cold and with someone, hiding or still running? If so, where? And then there's the guilt. Was I not sensitive enough to her comfort level at the dog park? Should I have had a…Continue