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GPS Collars for Dogs - ever wonder how much extra exercise they get?

When letting the dogs off leash at the dog park, I have often wondered how much extra exercise they get.  I put a GPS collar on my dog today and compared my track to her track.  I walked 1.6 miles and my dog went 2.7…

Added by Julie L on August 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Local animal news in brief, Aug. 7, 2014

Pit bulls get special treatment

The 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…

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Added by Ben Swan on August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ponds/water features can drown animals

Ponds/water features can drown animals.  A lost dog in NM was recently found drown in a neighbor's water feature, unable to get out.  Please be sure they have steps or ramps and if you go out of town if someone is checking on your house be sure they check the pond too.  This was a tragic accident that could have been prevented.

Added by Julie L on July 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

LOST DOG (1400 block of Taos Street – Near Cerrillos Road & Navajo behind old White Swan building)

http://sflostpets.org/blog/2014/07/12/lost-dog-1400-block-of-taos-street-near-cerrillos-rd/

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…

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Added by Sloan Cunningham on July 13, 2014 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

Desperate to find these two a retirement home!

Added by Donna on July 7, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Mustang Gelding Needs a Place to Go!

Added by Donna on July 7, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 26, 2014

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 26, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 19, 2014

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.…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 19, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

Is this special sunset waiting for you?

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 16, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 10, 2014

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 12, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Spay/neuter deal targets puppies/kittens

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 10, 2014 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Talk centers on ancient ties between man, dog in Southwest U.S.

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 1, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Tales of Tails: No little Dog Is Goin’ to Break My Heart!

By Hersch Wilson/For The New Mexican

I have been accused of being “sizeist,” of having a “thing” against small dogs. All the dogs I’ve shared time with have been Dire Wolf size: German shepherds, Bernese Mountain dogs and one collie.

I finally admitted this bias to…

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Added by Ben Swan on May 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, May 29, 2014

 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…

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Added by Ben Swan on May 29, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, May 15, 2014

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on May 15, 2014 at 9:35am — 3 Comments

Local animal news in brief, May 8, 2014

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…

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Added by Ben Swan on May 8, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Too may cats

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…

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Added by Geri Aron on May 2, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Help for an abandoned puppy!

Added by Donna on April 23, 2014 at 8:20pm — No Comments

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