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LOST dog. Norbu. Weighs about 65 lbs. last seen at 1402 Taos street in Santa Fe. Please call 505-670-9803 or 505-603-5815 if you see him. Do not approach as he may be very…Continue
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Warm weather prompts heat warning
Animal 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…
Added by Ben Swan on June 26, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments
Pits get special treatment at event
A 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.…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on June 19, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments
By Kate J. Kuligowski
The 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…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on June 16, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments
Talk focuses on canine therapy work
A program that brings animals to people for healing work and joy is the focus of a Saturday event at a Santa Fe pet store.
Sue Burnham, the coordinator of the Santa Fe animal shelter’s Pet Outreach program, will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Teca Tu in the Sanbusco Market Center to discuss the shelter’s canine therapy work. She’ll be joined by the shelter’s volunteer coordinator, Katherine Rodriguez, and…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on June 12, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments
They may be just babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later.
That’s why the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is holding the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign. Through the campaign, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on June 10, 2014 at 7:39pm — No Comments
By Robert Knott/The New Mexican
The relationship between man and dog in the Southwest during the pre-Columbian era is the topic of a free lecture Sunday at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.
Dody Fugate, who began studying the subject in the the early 1990s, will present the one-hour slide show, “Tails of Long Ago,” in the museum’s theater at 1 and 3 p.m. The event will include a question-and-answer session.
Fugate, the assistant…
Added by Ben Swan on June 1, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments
By Hersch Wilson/For The New Mexican
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New date set for rabbit fundraiser
A fundraising yard sale for a rabbit rescue group has been rescheduled for Saturday in Nambé.
Inclement weather forced the cancellation of last weekend’s planned event, organizers said. The yard sale will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at No. 14 Don Bernardo in Nambé. The New Mexico House Rabbit Society fundraiser will feature quality clothing and jewelry, cowboy boots, ceramics, puzzles and a telescope, among other…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on May 29, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments
Adopt a pet at wash-a-dog event
A Santa Fe pet bakery and boutique that also offers dog washing is hosting an adoption and dog-washing event that will benefit the shelter.
The Wash-and-Adopt event will take place from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Pooch Pantry & Boutique, 301 N. Guadalupe. A portion of all dog washes on that day will benefit the shelter, which will be bringing its mobile adoption van to the event.
For more information, call Pooch Pantry at…Continue
Back in Black aims to adopt animals with black coats
Animals with black coats, traditionally difficult to place in shelters, are being celebrated this month at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter with reduced adoption fees and a music video.
Potential adopters can name their own adoption fee on black or mostly black animals through May, while the adoption fee on Shelter Heroes – purebred or sought-after animals – and puppies that are…
Added by Ben Swan on May 8, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments
The other day I got a phone call from a woman who lives between Agua Fria and the River and west of Camino Alire. It seems the area is teeming with cats and some people are killing them and throwing the mutilated bodies in her elderly mother's yard. This lady has a cat of her own which she can hardly afford to buy cat food for so cannot begin to consider feeding them. ...and they keep breeding....she loves cats and it is heart breaking to see them starving and in terrible condition...is…Continue
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Mycroft, is a small white male dog that squiggled out of the fence around 7:00 PM Friday night.
He lives on La Joya, between Agua Fria street and the arroyo. He is micro-chipped (to Dew Paws Rescue) and has an ID Tag on with Paula's number. Please share locally and keep an eye out…
Added by Donna on April 19, 2014 at 12:55am — No Comments
Natalie Owings, who runs The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary outside Glorieta asked me to help her. She is concerned about the buildings being built in Santa Fe and elsewhere in New Mexico that are not "bird friendly" designed. There is an organization, American Bird Conservation (ABC), that has put out a manual called "Bird Friendly Building Design" which gives suggestions on how to bird proof existing buildings as well as what can be done in designing new…Continue
Added by Geri Aron on April 16, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments
Just in case you haven't noticed -- over the past few months we've been using a slightly different name for our foundation -- Zimmer Feline Foundation. It's a subtle change but one that more depicts who we are and what we do. And -- it also is the last step in transitioning from a Michigan corporation (where we worked with cats from 2000-2009 to a New Mexico corporation where we've been working with cats since 2010. To read more:…Continue
Tuesday morning we had the veterinarian come to the house to put our precious PennyBaby to sleep. She had been part of our lives for 14 years,,,She was a young adult when we adopted her from the Las Vegas Animal shelter. She had developed diabetes, then Cushing's Disease, then liver cancer, And during the…Continue