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May 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Savannah Cat

I lost a beautiful Savannah cat last November. People have told me to give up hope, but I have a strong feeling that my cat is still out there, alive and active. He has a tan back coat and dark spots. He has a distinctive black nose and big ears. He is a very good hunter and has excellent survival skills. He was lost in the Las Campanas area, but Savannahs have been know to travel far and to somehow find a way back home after months and even years.

If you have seen a cat like this… Continue

Added by leslie house on May 28, 2009 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Orphan Filly

A beautiful filly named Pippi Longstocking was born in April and arrived at The Horse Shelter on May 16, 2009. Her mother died just five days after she was born, so she has been drinking baby horse formula out of a bowl. The good news is that she is doing fine! She has started eating hay too and is getting to know some of the other horses at The Horse Shelter. Baby horse formula is expensive, so if you are interested in helping Pippi, please contact The Horse Shelter at (505) 471 - 6179,… Continue

Added by Judy Prisoc on May 26, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Found Foxhound puppy in Pecos

(pictures coming soon)

On Monday, May 25, my sister rescued a beautiful, sweet, emaciated Foxhound female near the Pecos Monument.

She is currently at my mother's house (sister was visiting from out of state) where she is comfortable, eating, sleeping and acting very very sweet.

My parents do not have an acceptable place to foster her as this little girl will surely make escape and will not be very happy staying in the laundry room. They have cats and this girl perks… Continue

Added by Ashley Young on May 26, 2009 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

Pet's portrait for every 5 comission recive one is donated to the S.F.A.S.

Painting from the Doghouse

It’s not a downfall, it is only the new place from where

I have decided to paint your lovely pets that you have a sweet spot for .

All this happened early this January when a friend received a painting of her pet.

From there it was the beginning of the series of pet paintings.

With this work in progress, I like to offer anyone the option of having your pet

painted, all you need is to take… Continue

Added by Carlo Gislimberti on May 25, 2009 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Abandoned B&W Pointer at Dog Park?

I was at the Franklin Miles dog park today from 10:30-12 and there was a black and white male (neutered?) Pointer with no collar wandering around seemingly desperate to find his owner. I tried catching him, tempting him with chicken strips with no luck. He was hanging out at the top of the hill, then the parking lot, then hiding in the sagebrush on the edge of the parking lot. Hopefully the owner has returned to the park and picked him up by now, but… Continue

Added by Julie L on May 25, 2009 at 1:02pm — 11 Comments

Kermit's latest trial: Finding a home

The plump dark bullet shooting after a ball in the shelter’s dog park one recent weekday bears little resemblance to the starving canine found roaming the highway south of Madrid in March.

A soft sheen of black fur now covers the skin where ribs once protruded. A strong wind no longer threatens to topple over the once-tittering, malnourished dog.

Most people watching Kermit endlessly catch and retrieve a tennis ball would only… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 24, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Urgent help needed:


I am forwarding you the first of several emails from Nina at the Espanola Animal Shelter. They have four eight-week old greyhound-cross pups and the pups are SHORT ON TIME!

Does anyone know of a group, an adopter, a foster...ANYONE who can take one or more (hopefully all) of these babies? This is a desperate situation.

Please forward to EVERY PET LOVER YOU KNOW!

Pat Getz

Greyhound Protection League

Hi Pat,

I am writing you… Continue

Added by om on May 22, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Lucky needs some help

I'm looking for someone who'd be interested in fostering or adopting Lucky. She's from the Espanola Valley Humane Society. An interested person would need to complete a quick foster application before the Shelter would agree to transfer. I recently adopted a dog and found out this week she has heartworms and now needs 6 weeks of no activity which will be more challenging since my dog and Lucky love to play (local shelters test for heartworm but for… Continue

Added by Julie L on May 20, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Video: Veteran with dog Pax reunion behind bars

So touching. I believe Jane with Hope Howse is working towards inmates training puppies right here in our prison.
What a perfect match, what a great idea, what are we waiting for?

Also Check Glenn Close and puppies behind bars:

Added by om on May 18, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Sockington - Ashton Kutcher's nemesis? Do cats rule? Going for a million followers on Twitter.

Cat Alert !!! Ben - Heads up.

Here's his website - a blog about his takeover move...

And here's where you can follow Socks on Twitter - BEWARE:

My dog is going for the mouse... outrage!

What's a mouse?

Added by Kenton Cowdry on May 17, 2009 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

Mr. Fuchs

Mr. Fuchs, he does not mind my using the Germanic version of his real name, is about to have breakfast on the Plaza with his 2 bulldogs in tow. It cracked me up watching him, I was reminded of the German author Wilhelm Bush (they look a bit a like, I think) who wrote in the mid to late eighteen hundreds in verse very satirical, poignant social observations in form of poetry and added his own drawings. He is known for Max and Moritz. One such drawing… Continue

Added by om on May 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sweet, sweet Cleo

Cleo passed away quietly and peacefully at home on Saturday. We were nose to nose on my bed. Friends came by in the morning to say their goodbyes, hold me tight, stroke her soft fur and wish her health in her next life. I can't write much now, I am so raw.

Because of her injuries, she was on a lot of different medications and I would like to offer them to anyone who has a dog on the same meds. They are : Novox 75 mg, generic for Rimadyl, Gabapentin 100mg, Proanthozone 50 and Baytril… Continue

Added by Katherine, the Doglady on May 11, 2009 at 7:14pm — 5 Comments

Paws for a Cause

As many Scoopers have noted, Saturday was THE day for a walk in the park, and the Plaza, and places beyond. More than 100 people and their canine companions showed up to strut their stuff, chat with like-minded souls and show the world that we're all better for a canine by our side. It's just amazing how people will smile at you if you are with a dog. Maybe we can end road rage that way! I'll be writing some stories later on the event, I think mostly focusing on some… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 11, 2009 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Off leash blog: Katherine Bryce, a dedicated trainer to the end

Those who were fortunate enough to watch Katherine Bryce work with canines would often just step back and let the magic happen.

“She could read animals better than anyone,” said Kathy Jackson, owner of Lucky Dawg Daycare in Santa Fe, where Bryce led classes for the past four years. “She was a fabulous trainer.”

What few knew and Bryce often made light of was her longtime fight against cancer. Bryce died May 2 after “coming to terms with breast cancer.” She was… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 10, 2009 at 12:09am — 2 Comments

Our (Scoop) Ben at work on the Plaza

Here are Ben and his buddy Zach hard at work during today's Paws for a Cause fund raising walk in Santa Fe. No rest for the weary, huh Ben?

Added by CindyR on May 9, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

May old, gentle Dame Heidi rest in peace

Homage to Heidi

and find a cool creek of her own to frolic in.

Heidi was relieved of suffering from Cancer Monday 5.4.09, we miss her!

Heidi was my neighbor's companion and sometimes hung out with us and was a pleasure always to have around. I discovered last summer that she is scared of thunderstorms, but not of my kitty or vice versa. She loved our… Continue

Added by om on May 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

A little help with meds for pets....

We had a health fair here at work today for staff and faculty, and one of the groups there participating was Santa Fe County. I had a wonderful discussion with the lady manning the table and she encouraged me to pick up a few of their FREE Prescription Discount Cards She noted that they were helpful to people with limited means or income to help them obtain needed medications, but what really caught my attention was when she noted that they could also be used for pet medications!

I… Continue

Added by Lisa on May 6, 2009 at 3:43pm — 6 Comments

The animals have lost a true friend in Carole Noon, founder of Save the Chimps.

Save the Chimps Sanctuary founder dies

Last Update: 5/02 11:29 pm

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL--The founder of the Save The Chimps Sanctuary in St. Lucie County died Saturday.

A spokesperson for the organization wouldn't go into details, but says Dr. Carole Noon died from a recent illness. She was in her early 60's.

Noon founded Save the Chimps in… Continue

Added by Michele Rokke on May 4, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Words of comfort

I am writing this in response to Ben's post below, "Love knows no bounds or species".

Recently, after my beloved cat Lucy died, I went to breakfast with Lisa, another Scoop member. We had never met before but we had hit it right off here on Scoop. Lucy had only been gone a week and I still found it very hard not to cry when I talked about her.

Lisa and I had a nice breakfast with lots of conversation and as we were parting,… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on May 3, 2009 at 9:45am — 19 Comments

Here's the link to "Kermie and the Peace Cranes"...

Hope you enjoy...

Thank you to all of the kind souls who contributed.


Added by Kenton Cowdry on May 3, 2009 at 12:04am — 3 Comments

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