Once known simply at Mountain Boy, the fearful…
February promotion helps homeless, pets
A nonprofit that helps homeless people and their dogs is encouraging businesses to participate in its Project from the Heart program.
The monthlong promotion from Street Homeless Animal Project aims to raise awareness and donations for those living on the streets with their animals. The group asks individuals and businesses to consider a donation to help homeless people and their pets. Those who donate will be featured on…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on February 18, 2017 at 10:59am — No Comments
Shelter reduces dog adoption fees
The Santa Fe animal shelter is reducing the fees on many adult dogs in celebration of Valentine’s Day and beyond.
The adoption fee for adult dogs is $25 through February; the fee for puppies and Shelter Heroes is 50 percent off. The adoption special kicks off Friday and coincides with the shelter’s release of a parody on The Bachelor called The Dog Bachelor. The short film will premiere at a special event…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on February 9, 2017 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Clinic offers open houses
A new Santa Fe veterinary clinic that features holistic services is hosting a series of open houses to meet its staff and learn about its care.
Integrative Veterinary Wellness, 2001 Vivigen Way, Suite B, offers acupuncture, counseling, Bach flower remedies, Reiki, preventive screenings, immunotherapy and discounted dental care. The open houses are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on January 19, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments
Brewery hosts adoption event
A special pet adoption event will be held at Santa Fe brewery that is also offering a portion of its beer sales to the Santa Fe animal Shelter.
The Pulls for Pups adoption event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Rowley Farmhouse Ales, 1405 Maclovia St. The brewery, which specializes in rustic farmhouse and sour ales, has a heated outdoor patio where dogs are welcome.
“The heated patio is the perfect place…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on December 1, 2016 at 4:39pm — No Comments
A small colony of sterilized feral cats are now not welcome at their current location. We are in urgent need of a new home for them either to live as backyard or barn "pest control". If you can help us place them, please contact:
Added by Bobbi Heller on November 2, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments
Fundraiser helps wildlife legislation
The political action committee of a statewide animal-welfare advocacy group is hosting a fundraiser Wednesday in Santa Fe to help support its efforts in passing humane wildlife legislation.
Animal Protection Voters is hosting Winning for Wildlife from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Oct. 5, at the Animal Protection Voters’ Santa Fe office, 1111 Paseo de Peralta. The event features vegan appetizers and beverages along with discussion…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on September 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Shelter hosts Plaza concert
A free concert on the Plaza on Friday aims to bring awareness about the Santa Fe animal shelter and the nonprofit’s work in the community.
The 6 p.m. concert features Daniele Spadavecchia, a gypsy jazz musician from New Orleans. The musician plays acoustic jazz guitar, mixing swing with Mediterranean Flamenco and European ethnic music. He also sings a selection of Italian, Latin and classic jazz repertoire.
The concert is part…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on September 22, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments
Once known simply at Mountain Boy, the fearful…
Added by Ben Swan on September 15, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Subaru hosts free microchip clinic
Subaru of Santa Fe is hosting a free microchip clinic for pets Saturday at its Cerrillos Road dealership.
The microchip clinic starts at 2 p.m. at Subaru of Santa Fe, 7511 Cerrillos Road. All pets must be secured by leash or in a carrier.
Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that are implanted in a pet's skin. Once registered in a database, the microchips, which can be…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on September 8, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments
By Sara Palmer/Animal Protection New Mexico
New Mexico has some of the most diverse communities in the nation. You can find a modern, urban high-rise just a few miles away from a traditional, spacious adobe, nestled next to foothills or an open space. This kind of diversity brings color and culture into our lives, but it can also bring a clash of opinions and values,…
Added by Ben Swan on September 8, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Shawn Michael Barnes’ pit bulls were flying through the air, jumping into his arms and bouncing off his body as he attempted to play catch with them late last week in a vacant field off the south end of Cerrillos Road.
The homeless Army combat vet — whose “stranded-in-Santa Fe” plight in July brought him national attention that helped raise about $3,000 through a…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on August 28, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments
Adoption event features bunnies
The New Mexico House Rabbit Society is hosting a bunny adoption event Sunday in Albuquerque.
The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department, 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE. Volunteers will be on hand to talk about house bunnies, offer free nail trims and…
Added by Ben Swan on August 25, 2016 at 9:58am — No Comments
Kittens are waiting to meet their new humans at our Adoption Center located inside Petco.
However, the ongoing roadwork has resulted in the driveway off St. Michaels being blocked off. In addition, several other driveways on Cerrillos are also blocked. Currently, the only access to the entire shopping area is at the traffic light on Cerrillos at the Smiths gas station.
We hope these ongoing closures will not…
Added by Bobbi Heller on August 4, 2016 at 8:23pm — No Comments
Near the end of April, a small, 8 week old, American bulldog/pitbull terrier mix was surrendered to our shelter. All the owner wrote on the form was that the puppy had a heart murmur and that they couldn't afford the medical costs. They also provided a CD with X-rays but you could physically feel the murmur with your bare hand.
In spite of her medical condition, Nova Rey was the most human-loving little girl we had ever seen; her entire body wiggled in a frenzy to…
Added by Kersti Rock on July 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Missy is a lucky dog. She’s one of just a handful of dogs who bolted from her house after loud fireworks spooked her on Independence Day and she was picked up by city Animal Services.
More than 20 dogs came into the Santa Fe Animal Shelter on Monday and early Tuesday – a huge increase from previous years — but more than half remain waiting for their owners. Some, like Missy, were microchipped or had tags, and their owners were contacted.
Others might have to wait much longer to…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on July 6, 2016 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Cocktail party to help cat group
A fundraising party this weekend, featuring food, wine, a raffle and a silent auction, will help support Felines & Friends New Mexico.
The eighth annual Cocktails for Critters will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in a luxury Santa Fe home. Proceeds from the event, which is being sponsored by the Petco Foundation, will support the nonprofit’s mission of providing second chances to cats in need. Each year, the group…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on June 2, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and animal-welfare advocates say it’s a good time to consider your pet’s comfort.
The weekend may be a time of cookouts, camping, parties and road trips, but a bit of extra precaution can make the holiday a safe adventure for all, including four-legged friends.
Do not leave your pet unattended in a parked car. Parked cars can be deadly for pets, says the Humane Society of the United States. On a warm day, temperatures…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on May 26, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments
Volunteers Urgently Needed! We have a number of [morning, midday, evening] slots to fill in the schedule for caregivers at our Petco Adoption Center. Commitment is 2 hours a week per slot. Tasks include scooping litterboxes, feeding and playing with cats. Reliability and attention to detail a must. Please send e-mail to email@example.com if you can help.
Added by Bobbi Heller on May 20, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments
Fundraising site started for family of missing dog
A fundraising site has been set up for the Colorado family of an elderly dog that ran away after the family’s pickup rolled on Interstate 25.
The family’s dog, Fenway, a 16-year-old Husky, who went missing after a crash April 19, has been sighted several times near Eldorado. The family, which includes Jon Weisser, his wife, and infant, was hospitalized, but they were released after being treated for injuries.…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on May 19, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments
As of today, $625 has been raised towards our target of $1,000 to cover the cost of vet care for this darling kitten who was born with deformed bones in her front legs. Her story can be viewed at
Please forward the link to anyone you think might help us and this sweet kitty.
Added by Bobbi Heller on May 18, 2016 at 4:25pm — No Comments