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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…


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.…


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 and link your Rewards Card to Felines & Friends. - log into instead of the regular Amazon site.   Search…


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


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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!!class-register/cjva…


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


Lib has been found - way down on Airport Road!!!  Thank the Lord!

Added by Harriet Dial on August 26, 2014 at 10:16pm — 3 Comments


Lost Black Lab, goes by "LIB" for Liberty.  Last seen at my home this afternoon (4 Escondido Mtn, Rancho Viejo). Ran during the storm.  Has white frosting around mouth & muzzle, white chest, white paws.  Has blue collar with tag stating to call 412-7273 or text 614-7163.  Had recent surgery on right front paw -…


Added by Harriet Dial on August 26, 2014 at 8:34pm — No Comments

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 — 2 Comments

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…


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)

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…


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…


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

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