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Local animal news in brief, Jan. 22, 2015

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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Added by Ben Swan on January 22, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

iPad or iPad Mini needed

Felines & Friends needs a working iPad to process PayPal payments.   WIFI only is fine.   Please send an e-mail to felinesandfriendsnm@yahoo.com if you can help.   We also need a DusterBuster in good working condition.

Added by Bobbi Heller on January 8, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Pack of Two - The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

Some excellent writing by Caroline Knapp - quite worth the short 1 page read.  She pretty much nails it.

Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp

Added by sheila beuler on January 5, 2015 at 5:18am — 1 Comment

Shelter announces Winter Critter Camp

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on December 29, 2014 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Xena is Still Missing

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…

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Added by sheila beuler on December 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — 42 Comments

Xena is Still Missing

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…

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Added by sheila beuler on December 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY CATS!

Added by Linda on December 24, 2014 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Lost Dog - Black Shepard 'Xena'

Hi Everyone,

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.…

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Added by sheila beuler on December 22, 2014 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

STOLEN DOG REWARD NO QUESTIONS

Carolyn LaBracio D'Alessandro 505-603-2746 was at Santa Fe The Home Depot approximately 2pm today, Saturday 12.20.2014 ~ car was broken into - windows cracked even though it was 40 degrees. Giant mistake. They opened her car and took her bestfriend (15 years old) who looks like a pup but is an old man. Help me..if anyone…

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Added by Sloan Cunningham on December 20, 2014 at 7:39pm — 4 Comments

Local animal news in brief, Dec. 18, 2014

Farolito walk fundraiser benefits sanctuary

A Canyon Road gallery is hosting a fundraiser Christmas eve for a Glorieta animal sanctuary.

Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery, 235 Canyon Road, will sell baked goods and hot cocoa during the annual farolito walk to benefit Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary. A gingerbread house of a Santa Fe adobe home created by Santa Fe artist Julian Romero will be auctioned at the event; people are encourage to check out the…

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Added by Ben Swan on December 19, 2014 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Exercise caution, watch for animals while driving along country roads

By Will Webber

The New Mexican

An evening drive along the spider web of highways and back roads of Northern New Mexico can be a harrowing experience, and it has nothing to do with the lack of gas stations or intolerant law enforcement officials handing out…

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Added by Ben Swan on November 29, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, Nov. 26, 2014

Alpen Schatz trunk show at Teca Tu

A local pet boutique encourages people to attend a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the store in the Sanbusco Market Center.

The show at Teca Tu features Colorado pet boutique “Alpen Schatz," who will be bringing beautiful European leashes, collars and harnesses, including popular brands such as La Cinopelca of Italy, HUNTER of Germany and Alpen Schatz of Switzerland.…

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Added by Ben Swan on November 29, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Shopping Can Help Felines & Friends

If you shop at:

Albertson's - please stop by our Adoption Center at Petco and pick up a Community Partners card and swipe each time you check out at Albertsons.

Smith's -  simply log in it to https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com and link your Rewards Card to Felines & Friends.

Amazon.com - log into http://smile.amazon.com/ instead of the regular Amazon site.   Search…

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Added by Bobbi Heller on October 15, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

LOST DOG ~ TONIGHT NEAR ALAMEDA + OLD SANTA FE TRAIL + DON GASPAR

EYES WIDE OPEN PLEASE SANTA FE FRIENDS from Julie Kokin Miller: At approx 5:15 this evening (Monday) a black lab ran in front of my car on Alameda near Don Gaspar. I hit the dog with my car but she kept on running. I have been with the owners looking for her ever since. They do not live in this area (Albuquerque) so the dog is running scared. I don't know how injured she is. Can you please help me get the word out…

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Added by Sloan Cunningham on October 13, 2014 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

‘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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Added by Ben Swan on October 9, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

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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Added by Ben Swan on October 9, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on September 19, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Neglected Dog

I'm looking for advice. A neighbor in my apartment stairwell has a large (but fairly young) Bulldog Mix. She lives in a small one bedroom apt. The dog is gorgeous and very friendly. The owner hardly walks this stunning mass of muscles. Now she is just letting him deficate and urinate in her small patio. Both the urine and poop are in quite large quantities so the air quality isn't the best right now. The apartment complex is trying to get her to clean up, but that's not really my issue. I'm…

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Added by Cindy Sheley on September 18, 2014 at 8:03pm — 10 Comments

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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Added by Ben Swan on September 1, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Intro to Nose Work

Nose work is such a wonderful activity and a great way to build your communication skills with your dog! And it really is great for all ages & sizes: we teach an 86 year old student, a 14 year old dog, students in their 20's as well as any dog who has had their puppy shots plus a great dane and a dachshund!

http://www.nmk9nosework.com/#!class-register/cjva…

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Added by L.R. Kastner on August 29, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

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