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April 2011 Blog Posts (39)

Aloysius Milagro Dog

Aloysius came to rescue a bit battered. He was picked up way out in the mountains. He had scars from what seemed like a fight with another animal. Dog, mountain lion, wolf, coyote? We do not know. It is probably a miracle that Aloysius is alive. What we do know is that Aloysius is a very loving boy. He has only kisses and wags for his fellow dogs at the kennel where he being boarded. He just loves all humans and performs "his cactus arm wiggle" on hind feet for each person that meets him. He…


Added by maureen obrien on April 10, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

SFAS moving closer to 50th place - vote once per day for every EMAIL ADDRESS

I have several email addresses and have been able to vote multiple times per day -- Santa Fe is moving up -- let's put them in the top 50. Our animals need it!


ASPCA $100k challenge

Added by Mary Shepherd on April 10, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Don't forget to vote!

Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society is now in 56th place in the ASPCA $100K Challenge. It needs to finish in the top 50. Go to  and vote once a day until April 15.

Added by L.R. Kastner on April 10, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

Steel leg traps are a terrible way to die - Opportunity to BAN them in New Mexico

This is a coyote found in a leg trap in New Mexico 2 months ago.

One of my dogs, in her last weeks of life as she was dying of cancer, nearly got caught in a steel leg trap on the Santa Fe National Forest when we went for a final walk.  It was an illegal trap, not tagged with contact information, baited…


Added by Julie L on April 9, 2011 at 6:08pm — 11 Comments

Finally, yes to dogs in restaurant patios!

Finally the legislation got signed by the Governor that will allow us to bring our dogs along and in to patios when we are out and about with our furry companions. You can find more of my thoughts on this topic in my blog post:

Added by om on April 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Maeve in the Fields of Bliss


To all Maeve's Human and Dog Friends, It has been just a week since Maeve left us for fields of bliss and light. Each day I feel her a little further away. Certainly not in the generous amount of fine love she left in my heart but in her energetic presence. At first, I didn't believe that she was physically gone. I kept preparing 3 chihuahua dishes for breakfast and dinner. Found myself looking outside to catch her proud little trot as she explored the natural world and waited…


Added by maureen obrien on April 8, 2011 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Governor signs dogs on patio legislation

It's official. Gov. Susana Martinez celebrates after signing legislation that allows dogs in certain areas of restaurants. She signed it Friday at Louie's Corner Cafe. At right is Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, who sponsored the legislation, with is dog Cuate.



Added by Ben Swan on April 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Signing of SB11.

Tomorrow, Friday, at 11:30am at Louie's Corner Cafe the Governor will sign SB11 (Dogs on Patios) into law!

I hope you will be able to come either with or without your pups. Thanks to everyone who helped.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Louie's is on the corner of Galisteo and West Alameda.

Added by L.R. Kastner on April 7, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Words escape me, tears fall easy

Added by Claudia Inoue on April 7, 2011 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

TPLO Surgery in Dogs


My dog, Pete, had Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery on April 5, 2011. After surgery, he was given a Fentanyl patch for pain relief, which delivers a consistent level of analgesia over a three-day period. Unfortunately, the Fentanyl patch can cause constipation, respiratory and circulatory…


Added by Judy Prisoc on April 6, 2011 at 8:06pm — 3 Comments

Santa Fe Animal Shelter is down to #68


We need to get the votes in for SFAS!!  We can vote once per day until next Friday April 15.


They just need to be in the top 50 to qualify for the $100K challenge from the ASPCA.  They were at 62 on Monday, now they are down to 68.


Please get the word out! It just takes a minute per day…


Added by Mary Shepherd on April 6, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Your Dog Is Your MIrror

Kevin Beha, Dog Trainer, Author

One whole hour on the Radio Cafe spent on talking about how dogs mirror us, fascinating. If you missed the show this morning, you can still listen to the pod cast.

Many of us likely heard about the pet-custodian connection, but I have not heard it ever explained this way.

Added by om on April 6, 2011 at 12:19pm — 3 Comments

Maine Coon Cat needs a home - Check him out!

The cat is a pretty white male domestic medium hair with a grey patch on his head and sharp yellow eyes.  He has been hanging around our house in Placitas for about 8 weeks.  I have been feeding him, and he is quite

friendly with our female cat.  The white cat comes to our door to watch us and visits with us…


Added by Mary Shepherd on April 5, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Let us vote for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Human Society.

Just found out on the shelter's website that they need votes to qualify to be part of the 2011 ASPCA $100K challenge.

Right now they are #62 so let's spread the word and start voting so they can be in the top 50!

Added by L.R. Kastner on April 5, 2011 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Short term foster parents needed

The Espanola Valley Humane Society is looking for folks to help us foster small breed dogs and puppies from April 15th (next Friday) until Friday April 29th- just 2 weeks! We have an adoption fair coming up and we just need to get these babies out of the shelter for 2 weeks, so that they have a safe haven until a big… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on April 5, 2011 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

Sadly, from today's paper:

Dog recovering from arrow-tip wound

A dog shot point-blank in the head with an arrow and also shot in the leg with a weapon appears to be recovering from her injuries.

A Santa Fe animal shelter veterinarian tending to what was thought to be a leg fracture discovered the head injury Monday when the 2-year-old dog was brought into the shelter's Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic.

Carolyn Fletcher removed the three-blade hunting arrow from the dog…


Added by Claudia Inoue on April 5, 2011 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Maeve Has Left Us

To all Maeve’s kind and generous friends. Little Maeve left our lovely planet Earth at 1:17 this morning. She tried as hard as she was able to recover and live. Meave was healing well after surgery. She was released from intensive care at The Emergency Clinic To the Ark yesterday. Later in the day, her temperature, sugar, and protein levels dropped. Maeve returned to The Emergency Clinic for what was to be her last night. I was fortunate to be with Maeve from 6PM until her death in the early… Continue

Added by maureen obrien on April 1, 2011 at 10:21pm — 10 Comments

Home sought for cats ABANDONED at SEEDS OF CHANGE warehouse

Home sought for cats left at warehouse


Added by Sloan Cunningham on April 1, 2011 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

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