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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 — No 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 — 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…


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

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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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