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June 2010 Blog Posts (46)

Feral Cat asks for help from human - very touching

Most recent post of a flickr friend of mine, a farmer. Interesting how he deals with a colony of feral cats and the trust they developed in each other.

Added by om on June 30, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Foster Needs at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society

Hello Foster Parents,

We have the following foster needs:

* 2 groups of kittens--need fostering for about 1 month

* 1 nursing mama and kittens

* 6 terrier mix puppies (can go in groups of 2 or more)

* 2 year-old black Sharpei mix--very shy--needs socialization

Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!

Mary Hendrix

Volunteer and Foster Programs

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society

505-983-4309 X128… Continue

Added by Tiffany Nicol on June 30, 2010 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Listening To Raven at Audubon Opening Night party

Ben, thanks for the column in in Sunday's paper!

Everyone's invited to the opening from 5-7 pm July 9 at the Audubon Center at the top of Upper Canyon RD. The show runs through August 9th.

Listening To Raven ~ Drawings, Myths & Realities is an ongoing exploration of science and spirit. These detailed story drawings, created with pen and pencil, heart and mind, are a vision quest expanded by paying attention to small moments.

Dr.… Continue

Added by Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller on June 30, 2010 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

T-N-R Part 2 :)

Another Sunday night, three more traps set for my TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) project of the feral cat colony I stumbled upon recently...I got 2 more precious kitties, two little boys! Actually, I trapped 3 but I had to let one go because it was too small for being sterilized. (Yes, these 2 pictures are 2 different kitties, the one with its mouth open is NOT hissing but meowing)

I am making a dent in this colony, 2 cats at a time, wish me luck! And… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on June 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 17 Comments

Railyard Water Features

I just learned that the water feature at the Railyard is broken because of a seriously broken pipe that is now in process of being repaired. The brake affects the children's water play feature and all the fountains along that particular line. Will hope be enough for this feature to serve us all during the hot summer months?

Added by om on June 29, 2010 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

If your dog is lost...NEVER EVER GIVE UP HOPE!

DEDICATED TO VIOLET AND DAISY and their heartbroken family

From the Internet this morning:

Ohio dog, lost since August 2009 and feared dead FOUND ALIVE…


Added by Claudia Inoue on June 29, 2010 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

Ducky the Pekingese needs a home

I am fostering this little guy for Espanola Valley Humane. If you know anyone who might be interested in adopting him, please have them call me to arrange a meeting at (505) 470-1278. Here is his info:

Ducky is a 5yr old Pekingese. He is about 75% housebroken, and wonderful in a crate. He LOVES his crate and I recommend getting him one to help complete the housebreaking process. He only pees in the house if he is not let out… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on June 28, 2010 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Kyrie is gone now but still loved

My friend of 30+ years, a horse, Kyrie, died last Monday, and was buried in Santa Rosa on the ranch of my human friends, the Shehans. I am grieving.

The picture was taken on the 15th ,my birthday when she fell the first time and we were able to get her back up, she stayed with us six more days. You can see how emaciated she 'd gotten. But she looks so sweet and at… Continue

Added by Lyda Gilfoil on June 27, 2010 at 10:36pm — 5 Comments

Dogs Missing - Violet and Daisy

Please be on the lookout for these dogs. Their names are Violet and Daisy, Violet is the mostly black with white throat; Daisy is black with white snouts and chest. They are not wearing collars and are not chipped. They are very friendly and love kids. Violet loves to play ball. We really miss them. If anyone sees them please call Cathy at 505-695-9238 or Christina at 505-695-9481. there is a generous reward for their safe… Continue

Added by Cathy Flavin on June 27, 2010 at 10:12pm — 28 Comments

Pedro and Sheba

Both Pedro and Sheba found great homes. They are as loved as they ever were and they are both happy and contented. Pedro went to a great family and has bonded with the Dad, he always liked having a man around. Sheba has gone to a home where they hike everyday and do long hikes at the weekend and she has another German Shepherd for company, there is a pond in the garden she loves to sit in, she couldn't be happier.…


Added by Jayne M on June 27, 2010 at 4:52pm — 2 Comments

Stray Pride Parade

Who doesn't love a parade? And puppies? I was fortunate enough to help out with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter's Stray Pride Parade on Saturday. Here are some snapshots I took along the… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on June 27, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Off leash: Keep your canines cool on the Fourth

It’s been a tough stretch for our furry animal companions. First there was that endless winter, followed quickly by a hot, hot spring and summer that has yet to ease.

And now it’s time for bombs bursting in air. Yup, Fourth of July. While most of us have a blast enjoying our nation’s Independence Day, many dogs would prefer to be on the moon.

And if you’ve ever seen a dog react to fireworks, you might just think they are trying to jump over that celestial orb.

Some… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on June 27, 2010 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

Puppies left to fend for themselves in hot sun

MicheleElys asked me to post this story for her:


Today was one more ordinary hot Saturday with short errands to get out of the way. As I turned onto my Lopez Street off of Dunlap and drive home with windows rolled up, air-conditioning blasting to keep my Blue Heeler Sweet Sade cool, I heard shrieks in blood curdling form of yelping. At first I thought I may have had hit a dog; as I looked around the car I saw nothing but continued… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on June 26, 2010 at 5:14pm — 4 Comments

The Horse Shelter, June 25, 2010

The little horse, Mesa, (featured in my May 22 and May 26 Blog posts) has moved in with yearlings Pippi Longstocking and Tom Thunder. Everyone is getting along fine!

Ranch Manager, Debra Martin, shown here with Manny.

Debra and Tom Larson, horse trainer, evaluate horses at The Horse Shelter and recommend horses for staffers and volunteers to work with. Here is a photo of Tom with Kilo.… Continue

Added by Judy Prisoc on June 25, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Do YOU know what TNR stands for?

Above, one of my FIRST EVER TNR babies :)

I certainly did NOT know what TNR meant until last Tuesday....

And now...I am working on a TNR project of a feral cat colony I stumbled upon by accident last week....I physically saw about 15 cats, most of them kittens...and who knows how many more in hiding....TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return.

This last Monday evening, I set 10 traps with the help of some… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on June 23, 2010 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Long promised water feature in, up and running!

Finally the dog park got a running water feature again. No more drinking water that has been contained in toxic plastic exposed to the heat of the sun for hours on end for our sweeties! Hope this feature does not go the way of those in the Railyard which currently seem dysfunctional!

New trees that will eventually provide welcome shade may need our supervision. Recently some supposedly looked like they were withering away, but today,… Continue

Added by om on June 23, 2010 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Dept NEEDS HELP!!!

Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Dept needs has the following needs:

1) June is Animal Foster Care Month! We are still in desperate need of foster parents for dogs with puppies, but even more so for cats with kittens. All you need is a spare bathroom and some time and love to share. If you would like to help give young animals a good start in life, contact Dr. Nicole Vigil at 505-764-1140. Also to help us find foster families, we've placed some flyers advertising the program at the… Continue

Added by Tiffany Nicol on June 22, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Adopt/Foster POPPY!

All, This little Westie/mix needs a home ASAP. Intact but has all shots. His human has lost his home. City taking his trailer by Weds. Poppy is very loving, loyal, smart. A very good little fellow. Likes other dogs. About 18 lbs. Healthy.

May need homes for Joe's other 2 dogs also:

Chiweenie, Pepito. Smart friendly year old, 7 lb boy. Tan. Very intelligent eyes. Watches all with… Continue

Added by Donna Leshne on June 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Dog Agility Abounds in Eldorado...........Go for the Gold!

One of my closest canine friends is a terrier "mutt" named Jaunty. As his name would imply, he has a healthy penchant for jaunts along Eldorado's extensive trail system. Yet after months of tearing it up, as it were, it became clear that we needed something to spice up our relationship, something new something different that we could do together. The answer came as the ice melted and the desert terrain revealed some level of verdure. One early spring day we entered the Agora shopping center's… Continue

Added by candy jones on June 20, 2010 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

Kool Cooling Hats on the plaza through today

The guy with the way cool Kool Hats is back in town.

His stand is a sight to behold for any dog lover:

In the business of selling cool and cooling Kool Hats!

If visiting the plaza on Fathers Day is not in your cards, you can check him here:

I… Continue

Added by om on June 20, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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