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Local animal news in brief, May 19, 2016

Fundraising site started for family of missing dogA fundraising site has been set up for the Colorado family of an elderly dog that ran away after the family’s pickup rolled on Interstate 25.The family’s dog, Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky, who went missing after a crash April 19, has been sighted several times near Eldorado. The family, which includes Jon Weisser, his wife, and infant, was hospitalized, but they were released after being treated for injuries. One of their dogs was killed during…See More
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Local animal news in brief, May 12, 2016

More sightings of missing dogNew sightings of a dog that took off during a crash on Interstate 25 in April are encouraging to volunteers and family members searching for the elderly Husky.Volunteer searchers said Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky who went missing after a crash April 19, had been sighted early Wednesday in Eldorado. Residents in the neighborhood where the dog was sighted have been leaving food and water out for him, according to reports. The dog is deaf and fearful of men and should…See More
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Local animal news in brief, May 5, 2016

Luncheon supports Horse ShelterTickets are still available for a popular luncheon in a unique ranch setting that supports a local horse shelter.The Horse Shelter’s 15th Fundraising Auction Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the shelter’s ranch in Cerrillos,Tax-deductible tickets are $75 per person. The event is The Horse Shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year and it raises almost a quarter of the nonprofit’s annual income.The auction takes place in an 8,000-square-feet,…See More
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Claudia Inoue commented on Ben Swan's blog post Reward offered in dog’s grisly death
"Thank you, Ben"
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Reward offered in dog’s grisly death

A statewide animal-advocacy group is offering a $6,000 reward for information about the death of a dog whose body was found in Chimayo with its muzzle taped tightly shut.Animal Protection New Mexico is offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. Callers may remain anonymous; the toll-free number to report any information is 877-548-6263.Joy Nicholson, a Chimayo resident who runs the nonprofit Chihuahua de Chimayo, an animal-rescue sanctuary,…See More
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Local animal news in brief, April 7, 2016

Puppy courses offered at shelterThe Santa Fe animal shelter has revamped its popular puppy classes and will now offer six-week puppy training courses.The new series of classes starts April 26, and will be held in the shelter’s Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center, located behind the shelter’s main buildings. The course is based on the American Kennel Club’s STAR certification, which offers incentives to dog owners.The STAR program, led by the shelter’s lead trainer, Emily Burlingame, offers…See More
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Local animal news in brief, March 24, 2016

Shelter adds spring break campThe Santa Fe animal shelter has added a two-day session to its popular Critter Camp program for children.The introductory spring break camp for children ages 10 to 13 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 and April 1. Cost is $100.The unique hands-on program allows children an in-depth look at animal sheltering. The camps provide a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals and include dog walking and socializing, cat socializing, dog training, learning…See More
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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, May 19, 2016

Fundraising site started for family of missing dog

A fundraising site has been set up for the Colorado family of an elderly dog that ran away after the family’s pickup rolled on Interstate 25.

The family’s dog, Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky, who went missing after a crash April 19, has been sighted several times near Eldorado. The family, which includes Jon Weisser, his wife, and infant, was hospitalized, but they were released after being treated for injuries.…

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Posted on May 19, 2016 at 10:16am

Local animal news in brief, May 12, 2016

More sightings of missing dog

New sightings of a dog that took off during a crash on Interstate 25 in April are encouraging to volunteers and family members searching for the elderly Husky.

Volunteer searchers said Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky who went missing after a crash April 19, had been sighted early Wednesday in Eldorado. Residents in the neighborhood where the dog was sighted have been leaving food and water out for him, according to reports. The dog is…

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Posted on May 12, 2016 at 3:08pm

Local animal news in brief, May 5, 2016

Luncheon supports Horse Shelter

Tickets are still available for a popular luncheon in a unique ranch setting that supports a local horse shelter.

The Horse Shelter’s 15th Fundraising Auction Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the shelter’s ranch in Cerrillos,

Tax-deductible tickets are $75 per person. The event is The Horse Shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year and it raises almost a quarter of the nonprofit’s annual…

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Posted on May 6, 2016 at 2:52pm

Reward offered in dog’s grisly death

A statewide animal-advocacy group is offering a $6,000 reward for information about the death of a dog whose body was found in Chimayo with its muzzle taped tightly shut.

Animal Protection New Mexico is offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. Callers may remain anonymous; the toll-free number to report any information is 877-548-6263.

Joy Nicholson, a Chimayo resident who runs the nonprofit Chihuahua de Chimayo, an…

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Posted on April 28, 2016 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Drones join in search for lost dog near Eldorado

Drones are being used to help locate a dog who went running off near Eldorado after a rollover crash on Interstate 25.

KRQE reported that a Santa Fe drone company is offering to help find Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky who went missing after a crash April 19. Jon Weisser said in the report that his family won’t give up on finding the dog, who is deaf and…

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Posted on April 27, 2016 at 11:43am

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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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