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Pet news in brief, Oct. 23, 2014

Shelter still at top in CrowdRise challengeThe Santa Fe animal shelter continues to be in the top place nationally of a social media fundraising campaign this week, battling dozens of animal-welfare groups in a challenge that could earn the shelter $50,000.The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, which launched Sept. 30, is a competition for nonprofits focused on reducing shelter euthanasia. The team that raises the most money during the challenge wins a $50,000 donation; second place…See More
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Local animal news in brief, Sept. 18, 2014

Variety show supports animal groupA variety show Saturday will benefit a nonprofit group that helps companion animals of homeless people.The Jewel Box Cabaret, which has been described as the “most unique, original and exciting Las Vegas-style variety show in Santa Fe,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Armory for the Arts Theater. Tickets are $20.All proceeds from the performance benefit the Street Homeless Animal Project, a nonprofit that provides food and veterinary care for dogs and other…See More
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Local animal news in brief, Sept. 1

Buddhist monk to hold pet blessingA Buddhist monk in the tradition of the Dalai Lama and former member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile will lead a pet blessing at the Santa Fe animal shelter.The blessing by Geshe Thupten Phelgye is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the courtyard next to the shelter’s adoptions building, 100 Caja del Rio Road. It is free and open to the public.Phelgye, who will also bless the shelter’s homeless animals, is founder of the Universal Compassion Foundation, an…See More
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Local animal news in brief, Aug. 7, 2014

Pit bulls get special treatmentThe Santa Fe animal shelter is celebrating the joys of pit bulls this month with a Pittie Luau and special events at a local restaurant.The promotion aims to put a spotlight on many of the dogs of this breed who tend to stay in adoptions longer than other breeds, said Dylan Moore, the…See More
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Local animal news in brief, June 26, 2014

Warm weather prompts heat warningAnimal welfare advocates are urging people to remember that hot cars and pets don’t mix.Parked cars can be deadly for pets, says the Humane Society of the United States. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On a 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees.Hot days can be taxing…See More
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Local animal news in brief, June 19, 2014

Pits get special treatment at eventA new adoption event that features pit bulls aims to demystify the breed and find the often-overlooked dogs loving homes.The first Pitchers, Pies & Pits will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Back Road Pizza, 1807 Second St., No 1, in Santa Fe. Several pit bulls or pit bull mixes from the Santa Fe animal shelter will be available for adoption at the event, which is being hosted by Piper Kapin, owner of the pizzeria. Kapin, who is a shelter volunteer…See More
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Is this special sunset waiting for you?

By Kate  J. KuligowskiThe brilliant red sunset here in Pie Town, NM is especially magnificent, particularly touching.  Could that be because it is reflective of the magnificent acts of caring and kindness performed here on a daily basis by the small but loving staff of Fur and Feather Animal Assistance (FFAA), the largest no-kill sanctuary for dogs and cats in New Mexico?The devoted owners of FFAA, Brad and Laurie Beauchamp are seeking help for this special place: an energetic, “must love dogs…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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Pet news in brief, Oct. 23, 2014

Shelter still at top in CrowdRise challenge

The Santa Fe animal shelter continues to be in the top place nationally of a social media fundraising campaign this week, battling dozens of animal-welfare groups in a challenge that could earn the shelter $50,000.

The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, which launched Sept. 30, is a competition for nonprofits focused on reducing shelter euthanasia. The team that raises the…

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Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:07pm

‘Blazing Saddles’ tribute benefits shelter

A cast member of the comedy classic Blazing Saddles will host a showing of the film at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Nov. 21 to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society.

The event is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of film,…

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Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:44am

Local animal news in brief, Oct. 9, 2014

Rummage sale benefits Wildlife Center

A Saturday fundraiser dubbed Boutique, Estate And Rummage Sale or BEARS, will benefit The Wildlife Center.

The 9 a.m. sale is in the parking lot of St. John’s Methodist Church at Cordova Road and Old Pecos Train in Santa Fe. In addition to a great selection of things to purchase such as jewelry, books, sporting goods, artwork and tools, the center also will have live educational raptors on display.

All proceeds will…

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Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:34am

Local animal news in brief, Sept. 18, 2014

Variety show supports animal group

A variety show Saturday will benefit a nonprofit group that helps companion animals of homeless people.

The Jewel Box Cabaret, which has been described as the “most unique, original and exciting Las Vegas-style variety show in Santa Fe,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Armory for the Arts Theater. Tickets are $20.

All proceeds from the performance benefit the Street Homeless Animal Project, a nonprofit that provides food and…

Continue

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:59am

Local animal news in brief, Sept. 1

Buddhist monk to hold pet blessing

A Buddhist monk in the tradition of the Dalai Lama and former member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile will lead a pet blessing at the Santa Fe animal shelter.

The blessing by Geshe Thupten Phelgye is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the courtyard next to the shelter’s adoptions building, 100 Caja del Rio Road. It is free and open to the public.

Phelgye, who will also bless the shelter’s homeless animals, is founder…

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Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:14pm

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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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