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Reward offered in dog’s grisly death

A statewide animal-advocacy group is offering a $6,000 reward for information about the death of a dog whose body was found in Chimayo with its muzzle taped tightly shut.

Animal Protection New Mexico is offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. Callers may remain anonymous; the toll-free number to report any information is 877-548-6263.

Joy Nicholson, a Chimayo resident who runs the nonprofit Chihuahua de Chimayo, an…

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Added by Ben Swan on April 28, 2016 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Drones join in search for lost dog near Eldorado

Drones are being used to help locate a dog who went running off near Eldorado after a rollover crash on Interstate 25.

KRQE reported that a Santa Fe drone company is offering to help find Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky who went missing after a crash April 19. Jon Weisser said in the report that his family won’t give up on finding the dog, who is deaf and…

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Added by Ben Swan on April 27, 2016 at 11:43am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, April 20, 2016

Pacheco Park hosts dog party

Looking for a pup-friendly event to attend with your furry best friend? Businesses at Pacheco Park are hosting a progressive dinner, showroom walk and dog party to support the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

Close to 20 businesses at the Design District, 1512 Pacheco St., are taking part in the Bark at the Park event. It will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

Park merchants will be offering samples of great food and a chance…

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Added by Ben Swan on April 27, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, April 7, 2016

Puppy courses offered at shelter

The Santa Fe animal shelter has revamped its popular puppy classes and will now offer six-week puppy training courses.

The new series of classes starts April 26, and will be held in the shelter’s Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center, located behind the shelter’s main buildings. The course is based on the American Kennel Club’s STAR certification, which offers…

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Added by Ben Swan on April 7, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, March 24, 2016

Shelter adds spring break camp

The Santa Fe animal shelter has added a two-day session to its popular Critter Camp program for children.

The introductory spring break camp for children ages 10 to 13 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 and April 1. Cost is $100.

The unique hands-on program allows children an in-depth look at animal sheltering. The camps provide a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals and include dog walking and…

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Added by Ben Swan on March 25, 2016 at 11:52am — No Comments

Lost Dog - W. Alameda and St. Francis

Added by Donna on March 23, 2016 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Local animal news in brief, March 17, 2016

Shelter adds spring break camp

The Santa Fe animal shelter has added a two-day session to its popular Critter Camp program for children.

The introductory spring break camp for children ages 10 to 13 is set for March 31 and April 1 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Cost is $100.

The unique hands-on program allows children an in-depth look at animal sheltering. The camps provide a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals and include dog…

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Added by Ben Swan on March 17, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, March 10, 2016

Sanctuary raises funds for new program

A Glorieta animal sanctuary is seeking funds to help rescue starving and abused puppies in Mexico.

Nancy Novak, a board member of the Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, said the nonprofit has created an online fundraising site to raise money to help animals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A group, including the sanctuary’s founder and director, Natalie Owings, plans an April trip to visit the animal shelter in that community and…

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Added by Ben Swan on March 10, 2016 at 11:48am — No Comments

Animal news in brief, Feb. 9, 2016

Kindred Spirits hosts party

A Valentine’s Day party is set for Saturday at a Santa Fe are animal sanctuary.

Kindred Spirits, which cares for hospice dogs, horses and poultry, will offer dog smooching and kisses, plus a tour of the sanctuary, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The tour will take place around 2 p.m.

The sanctuary is located on N.M. 14 near Lone Butte General Store. For more information, visit the website at…

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Added by Ben Swan on February 11, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, Jan. 14, 2015

Grant helps with outreach, clinics

The Española Valley Humane Society recently received a nearly $92,000 grant from PetSmart Charities for outreach and spay/neuter in rural New Mexico communities.

The shelter says it’s had success in reducing the intake of animals in Española and now has the resources to…

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Added by Ben Swan on January 14, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Jackalope Cats Need Homes

Samee and Baby have lived at Jackalope for many years, but are now in need of forever homes.  They do not need to be placed together.  They are sweet and social.  Please contact Felines & Friends at 316-2281 or askfelinesandfriends@yahoo.com.

City of Santa Fe Permit: 16-006

Added by Bobbi Heller on December 30, 2015 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Lost Fawn colored Pug Puppy

Lost on Sunday, November 1, 2015.  In vicinity of Los Serena, La Mirada, South Wildflower. Calle Escopeta 

Call 505-983-4186

Added by Jim Maloney on November 1, 2015 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Lost Dog

Lost female pit bull, very friendly. Lost Tuesday night in the Village of Canada de Los Alamos in Santa Fe County all the way out on Old Santa Fe Trail. If see or found, please call my cell, 505-629-3924. Thank You all.

Added by Charles on October 28, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments

Animal news in brief, Sept. 10, 2015

 Find a furry friend at Woofstock

The Santa Fe animal shelter is joining animal-rescue groups from throughout the state Saturday for a multiagency adoption event and pet expo in Edgewood.

The fifth annual Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival, presented by the PetCo Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Athletic Complex, 502 N.M. 344 Edgewood. It features a full day of fun for the family and a low-cost mobile vaccination…

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Added by Ben Swan on September 10, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Disappointed with vet care

I was very impressed with Dr. Schrempp, oncology vet at VCA Hospital in ABQ (9901 Montgomery).  When I took my 13 year old black lab in for liver cancer treatment in 2013 she sent me home with a 10 page document specific to my dog, lining out my dog's health history, spelling out everything, and a very thorough explanation including all the Rx of the 3 possible treatment paths. 

I have never seen anything like this since, in animal or human care.  This year I have had 2 dogs with…

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Added by Julie L on September 6, 2015 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Rental Needed

A couple who volunteer with Felines & Friends are looking for an affordable place to rent that will permit 4 indoor cats.   If you can help, please send an e-mail to askfelinesandfriends@yahoo.com

Added by Bobbi Heller on July 19, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Kittens Need Bottle Feeding

A litter of five 7-day old kittens has just been found without a mother.   Volunteers are needed to foster and feed every 2 hours or so for the next couple of weeks.   The litter can be split into two groups if necessary.   Please e-mail bobbi@fandfnm.org if you can help.

Added by Bobbi Heller on July 19, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

LOST DOG - SHUSHIE

Last seen on 7/11/15 on

Mineral Hill Rd in Las Vegas, NM.

SCARED!  DO NOT APPROACH!

Please call Hannah if you see her at (505)930-3031…

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Added by Santa Fe Tails on July 12, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 25, 2015

Animal shelter focuses on overlooked dogs

A new program at the Santa Fe animal shelter highlights overlooked dogs and offers adoption incentives.

Many dogs at the shelter are often overlooked for a variety of reasons, such as color or breed, said Hannah Padilla, the shelter’s director of behavior and training. But given a chance, the dogs are likely the perfect match for many families.

The shelter’s has launched the Weekend Wags program, she said. Each…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 4, 2015

Photo contest highlights dog friendly Santa Fe

The voting period has begun in a photo contest highlighting Santa Fe’s dog-friendly places.

More than 225 photos were submitted in the Instagram contest, sponsored by @SimplySantaFeNM, a local Instagram photo sharing company, and the Santa Fe animal shelter. The 12 finalists, selected by local judges, are now on the shelter’s Facebook page,…

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Added by Ben Swan on June 4, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

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