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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help. Kitten season has…Continue
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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.
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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
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My cat, Chamisa has been missing since April 1. She was last seen near the 1700 block of West Alameda (near the Santa…Continue
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I was babysitting my daughters puppy, and I lost her. My boyfriend put her out to potty and it is believed she jumped the fence and someone picked her up. Will you be on the lookout for her pretty…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on March 26, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments
I have lost 3 dogs in the past 8 months. One to a rapid onset of ravenous cancer; one after 16 years of living a great life; and Xena who ran away after being spooked at the Frank Ortiz Dog Park on December 21st, 2014. There is a BIG difference between losing an animal companion and knowing the outcome and the not knowing. We still don't know what happened to Xena after 3 months and the lack of closure is hard to endure. Alot of folks have been following this story, so, I felt compelled…Continue
Just wanted to post a warning to anyone who walks the arroyo from Seville/Balboa Road (off of Don Gaspar between Cordova & San Mateo) - this arroyo goes under Old Pecos Trail and then leads you all the way to Museum Hill and the Botanical Gardens. TWO dogs - one a 75 lb. male Doberman and the other a 40 lb. 1/2 coyote female were attacked by two coyotes in the last 2 weeks. The owners were with the dogs and the coyotes came out of no where.…Continue
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Bunny group launches ad campaign
The slogan, “Think Beyond Easter,” which is part of the New Mexico House Rabbit Society’s billboard campaign on buses in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, serves…Continue
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By Hersch Wilson
Imagine: You’re walking your dog at the dog park, close to evening. Then, for reasons only your dog understands, she bolts. Gone. In less than a minute. You call her, nothing.
Frantic, you begin searching in circles. But then the sun goes down and you’re alone in the dark.
What do you do…Continue
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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…
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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
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 leash on her, just in case? Two ads on Craigslist, one in the New Mexican, daily visits and calls to the Shelter and frequent social media updates. Heavy duty flyers have been…Continue
Added by sheila beuler on December 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
My Xena bolted from the Southern end of the Frank Ortiz dog park yesterday about 11 am (Sunday, 12/21). She is shy so I'm hoping to get the word out in case someone sees her. She has a red collar, tags and is chipped. My cell phone is 505-490-0388.…Continue