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Local animal news in brief, Jan. 14, 2015

Grant helps with outreach, clinicsThe Española Valley Humane Society recently received a nearly $92,000 grant from PetSmart Charities for outreach and spay/neuter in rural New Mexico communities.The shelter says it’s had success in reducing the intake of animals in Española and now has the resources to help outlying communities. It was one of only 31 groups nationwide to receive the funding.“We know that pets living in poor communities are most likely to enter shelters, and this generous grant…See More
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Please help find Cupcake!

An urgent message from Charles Padilla: My Pit Bull girl Cupcake has been missing now a little over two weeks. She is the love of my life and I am totally devastated that I cannot find her.  Her two fur-brothers, Xander and Bentley, miss their big sister that they do not eat much as they…See More
Nov 13, 2015
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Local animal news in brief, Oct. 1, 2015

Howl it up at the Barkin’ BallTickets are on sale now for the Barkin’ Ball, the only gala in Santa Fe where dogs are encouraged to be a part of the event.The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe. This year’s Harvest Gala theme offers a chance to experience Americana at its best, with Yappy Hour cocktails, a plated dinner by Peas n’ Pod Catering, live music, a silent auction and…See More
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Animal news in brief, Sept. 10, 2015

 Find a furry friend at WoofstockThe Santa Fe animal shelter is joining animal-rescue groups from throughout the state Saturday for a multiagency adoption event and pet expo in Edgewood.The fifth annual Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival, presented by the PetCo Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Athletic Complex, 502 N.M. 344 Edgewood. It features a full day of fun for the family and a low-cost mobile vaccination clinic.The fundraiser for Edgewood Animal…See More
Sep 10, 2015
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Local animal news in brief, June 4, 2015

Photo contest highlights dog friendly Santa FeThe voting period has begun in a photo contest highlighting Santa Fe’s dog-friendly places.More than 225 photos were submitted in the Instagram contest, sponsored by @SimplySantaFeNM, a local Instagram photo sharing company, and the Santa Fe animal shelter. The 12 finalists, selected by local judges, are now on the shelter’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sfhumanesociety, where…See More
Jun 4, 2015
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Local animal news in brief, May 7, 2015

Adoptable pets join youth symphony eventThe Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association hosts its second Paws Pageant on Saturday, featuring adoptable animals, a host of vendors, free demonstrations, live music and a dog showThe event, dubbed The Dog Show For Every Dog, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Railyard District. Several family-fun activities are planned, including “competitive” events to show off the beauty and talent of dogs. Categories include Best Dressed Dog, Best Talent,…See More
May 6, 2015
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Pepper's headed back to Santa Fe!

Some of you may remember Pepper - he's the dog who helped rally a community to rescue him when he spent more than six months roaming the arroyos and streets of Santa Fe. Thanks to Steve and Yvette Dobbie and their Pepper's Posse, Pepper was rescued and found a beautiful sanctuary in Northern California. Unfortunately that sanctuary is no more and Steve and Yvette are once again there for Pepper. Steve picked up Pepper - the last of the animals at the sanctuary - to bring him to back to their…See More
May 2, 2015

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Our family is blessed with Zach, an 6-year-old Shar-pei and Labrador mix. Beta, my 14-year-old Shar-pei-Dalmatian mix, died at the end of April 2008. Sister, aka Bear, was adopted from The Animal Support Center in Las Vegas, NM. Jimmy, aka James Bond, was rescued from Clovis. Our latest addition is from the Santa Fe shelter, Mimi, also a Shar-Pei mix. Our beloved Chihuahua, Olivia, died at the beginning to 2012. In May, we adopted Dolly, a Chihuahua-Jack Russel Terrier mix. She was among three puppies we bottle-feed to maturity after their poor mother died. We also have a houseful of birds, including Joaquin, a cockatiel, budgies, parrotlets and canaries.

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Local animal news in brief, Jan. 14, 2015

Grant helps with outreach, clinics

The Española Valley Humane Society recently received a nearly $92,000 grant from PetSmart Charities for outreach and spay/neuter in rural New Mexico communities.

The shelter says it’s had success in reducing the intake of animals in Española and now has the resources to…

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Posted on January 14, 2016 at 11:42am

Please help find Cupcake!

An urgent message from Charles Padilla: My Pit Bull girl Cupcake has been missing now a little over two weeks. She is the love of my life and I am totally devastated that I cannot find her.  Her two fur-brothers, Xander and Bentley, miss their big sister that they do not eat…

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Posted on November 13, 2015 at 1:39pm

Local animal news in brief, Oct. 1, 2015

Howl it up at the Barkin’ Ball

Tickets are on sale now for the Barkin’ Ball, the only gala in Santa Fe where dogs are encouraged to be a part of the event.

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe. This year’s Harvest Gala theme offers a chance to experience Americana at its best, with Yappy Hour cocktails, a plated dinner by Peas n’ Pod…

Continue

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 2:42pm

Animal news in brief, Sept. 10, 2015

 Find a furry friend at Woofstock

The Santa Fe animal shelter is joining animal-rescue groups from throughout the state Saturday for a multiagency adoption event and pet expo in Edgewood.

The fifth annual Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival, presented by the PetCo Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Athletic Complex, 502 N.M. 344 Edgewood. It features a full day of fun for the family and a low-cost mobile vaccination…

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Posted on September 10, 2015 at 12:28pm

Local animal news in brief, June 25, 2015

Animal shelter focuses on overlooked dogs

A new program at the Santa Fe animal shelter highlights overlooked dogs and offers adoption incentives.

Many dogs at the shelter are often overlooked for a variety of reasons, such as color or breed, said Hannah Padilla, the shelter’s director of behavior and training. But given a chance, the dogs are likely the perfect match for many families.

The shelter’s has launched the Weekend Wags program, she said. Each…

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Posted on June 25, 2015 at 10:59am

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At 11:27am on November 24, 2011, Shari Shantasi said…

Hi, Ben. In case you are the one responsible for posting the AP article on GPS for pets, I want to thank you so very much for doing so. Using tracking devices for our pets has been a cause of mine for years. The products are becoming more advanced and affordable. Great to see more info on these fabulous systems to help people find their lost animals.

With appreciation,

Shari

At 1:00pm on August 4, 2011, Amy Balent said…
Right now it is called Rouge Cat & Dog Soiree...but if you want to promote it as SFe shelter Doggie Disco also is what I meant!  :-)
At 12:59pm on August 4, 2011, Amy Balent said…
Hi Ben, I just left you a msg at the store...would like to join teams for our fundraiser on the 13th...Doggie Disco? We would like to raise money for the shelters too...I know it is short notice but it could be a major event!  :-)  Amy
At 12:35pm on June 20, 2011, Claudia Inoue said…
How about some NEW pictures of our beloved Lady Olivia?????
At 1:26pm on October 4, 2010, HILLARY VERMONT said…
Hi Ben,
It was fun to finally meet you at Barkin Ball. What a great event. I saw one other person wearing my Dogs Rock tee shirt! Could you give a Woof Out to all doggy owners in Santa Fe...our new Flea at the Santa Fe Downs (off 1-25 and 599) IS DOGGY FRIENDLY! They can even see Hula on the big "The FLEA" sign I painted that can be seen from the highway. It's a great destination to share with a doggy...and they should come see the best doggy tee shirts (for adults!) in the Big Tent aisle 1 ! we are there through Thanksgiving, Sat/Sun 9-3. Woof Y'all.
Hillary
At 10:29pm on October 2, 2010, Claudia Inoue said…
Lieber Ben,
Es war sehr schön, Dich vorhin zu sehen.
Ich hatte noch keine Zeit, etwas über unseren Ausflug heute nachmittag zu schreiben, aber ich werde es morgen tun. Ich nehme an, Du kannst Dir denken, warum ich auf Deutsch schreibe…
At 10:41am on September 2, 2010, cricket said…
Thanks Ben, They are my best friends.Looks like you have a big family
At 6:23pm on July 17, 2010, Staci Matlock said…
The pup pictures are coming as is one of the fat mustang!
At 3:04pm on July 12, 2010, Tim Huber said…
It is, though there are two (other was a reporter in Kansas). Been with AP for four years. Cover the coal industry nationally. Say hi to your mother. I am jealous of the trip up north.
At 2:51pm on July 12, 2010, Tim Huber said…
Hi Ben. Then I moved from the Midwest to West Virginia and tracked you down. I may have to drop in, since I have family there in Santa Fe.
 
 
 

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