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June 2011 Blog Posts (26)

Keep pets safe this holiday weekend

Fireworks and drought don’t mix, but don’t be surprised this weekend if some people just can’t suppress the urge to celebrate the Fourth.


That means it’s best to safe, not sorry, when it comes to protecting your animal companions.


Noise anxiety, especially on the Fourth of July holiday, causes many pets to do whatever they can to get away. While some pets hide for cover, others will bolt from houses, jump out of windows and even burst through screened doors,…


Added by Ben Swan on June 30, 2011 at 9:52am — 6 Comments

Missing Amber

Lost tan orangish tabby cat if found please contact me 505 316 3205 or 585 267 0137 pictures are AT wouldnt let me load them on here

Added by Erika Shaw on June 28, 2011 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Dr. Moreau speaks...

What Santa Fe Veterinarian/Alpha Predator is really all about

by Joan Moreau on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 10:15pm

Joan Moreau went in tonight to open my hospital to bring in another dog and cat belonging to a family of 4,…


Added by Claudia Inoue on June 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — 25 Comments

Espanola still needs help!

Posting this for Nina:

Please note that you do NOT need to drive all the way to Espanola to bring donations!

Food, litter and other items can also be brought to the Barkin Boutique, at 510 N. Guadalupe in Santa Fe (next to Jinja, just north of the DeVargas Center), and we have a truck scheduled to go back and forth on a daily basis to help get supplies to the shelter.

As of the… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on June 28, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Want to help animals affected by the Las Conchas (Los Alamos) fire?

Homes are being evacuated due to the fires around Los Alamos. Espanola Valley Humane is orchestrating an effort to shelter as many pets belonging to evacuees as possible. To do this, we need several things:

1. Foster homes for animals currently living at the shelter. This includes cats, dogs, puppies and kittens. These animals are behaviorally sound, current on vaccinations, and some are currently spayed/neutered, while others have not yet had this procedure. Animals can be adopted or… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on June 26, 2011 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments

Evacuating from the fire with pets? Please read!

Information on evacuating with pets is here:




As of Sunday evening, we had called area hotels/motels that are pet friendly, and the following locations have availability.…


Added by Nina Chiotasso on June 26, 2011 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Espanola Valley Humane Society preparing to receive animals of evacuees

Espanola Valley Humane Society URGENT: We are preparing to receive animals of evacuees from the Hwy 4 (Los Alamos) fire. Can you temporarily house a cat or dog? We can provide crates and enough supplies to get you started. For more information, please email immediately.

Los Alamos police have reported the entire county of Los Alamos is…


Added by Sloan Cunningham on June 26, 2011 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

EPA to ban some rodenticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to ban the sale of certain rodenticides to the general public, a move which could help prevent one of the most frequent causes of pet poisoning.
In addition to banning the most toxic anticoagulant rodenticides (brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone and difenacoum), the agency also plans to stop the sale of most loose bait and pellet-form rodenticides to cut down on accidental poisonings of children and…

Added by Claudia Inoue on June 23, 2011 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Stolen Kitten

Once again, someone has managed to steel a kitten from our adoption center at Petco.   Linette is an Oriental short-hair mix.   Being only 8 weeks old, the thief managed to bend one of the locked doors on the playpen cage and squeeze the kitten out.


We think the theft occurred on Tuesday, June 14th sometime after 1pm and at least one person of interested has been identified on the surveillance footage.   All we are interested in is getting the kitten back and she can be…


Added by Bobbi Heller on June 22, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Published in the Huffington Post

Veterinarian Poisons Wildlife, Brags About it on Facebook


Wendy Keefover-Ring


Added by Claudia Inoue on June 22, 2011 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Lost Cat: Reward Offered - Agua Fria/Osage neighborhood



Our wonderful cat "Dex" is missing. We think he might have gotten lost near the intersection of Agua Fria and Osage Ave. He has a white spot on his black back and is generally very friendly.

We love him and miss him. If you see him or have him, please call 989-5054.…


Added by Judy Herzl on June 19, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Today is Day 1 of the Mega Pet Adoption Fair


Doggy and kitty madness is about to take over Santa Fe! Six rescue groups and shelters will be at Petsmart (on Zafarano, across from Target) today, Saturday June 18th from 10am-5pm and tomorrow, Sunday, from 10am-3pm. Tons of kittens, puppies, and small breed dogs, plus lots of adult cats and…


Added by Nina Chiotasso on June 18, 2011 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

Vet who poisons animals - summary of violations and contacts

Here is a summary of violations and contacts from the many posts here on Scoop.  Did I miss anything? 



Added by Julie L on June 17, 2011 at 12:30am — 63 Comments

LOST Tabby Cat -- Rancho Viejo

Jonah disappeared Sunday morning 6/12 from near Richards and Saddleback, Cumbres Pass and Mesa Pino in South Rancho Viejo. He is a 1-yr-old shorthaired brown tabby (brown/black stripes) with some white on the muzzle.


He has a clipped ear and a noticeable limp in the rear due to injury. He is microchipped. He likes friendly cats and dogs but is wary of people until he knows you.


Please call (505) 217-5266 with…


Added by Pamela on June 15, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments

Lost Shepherd Mix - South Santa Fe - Richards Ave./Dinosaur Trail Area

Lost Shepherd Mix

Our wonderful dog "Layla" has been missing for over 18 Hrs. now

and we're extremely worried. Large appx. 50 lb. Brown Coat w/ white

underbelly and white tipped tail. Black Muzzle and big blk. pointed ears.

She will respond to her name. Tan Patterned Nylon Collar w/ Tags.

I last saw her at our home in the Dinosaur Trail, S. Santa Fe Area.

If seen or found,…


Added by Peter Kaufman on June 14, 2011 at 11:57pm — 21 Comments

Vet's posting on poisoning coyote raises ire

By Staci Matlock/The New Mexican


A Santa Fe veterinarian drew a firestorm of protest from local animal lovers for trying to poison a coyote she believes killed Nina, her barn cat, and writing about it on Facebook last weekend.

Several people called or emailed the state veterinary board to lodge complaints against Joan Moreau, veterinarian and owner of the Animal Wellness Center on St. Francis Drive.

Dozens more, including some of her Facebook friends,…


Added by Ben Swan on June 14, 2011 at 11:14pm — 9 Comments

lost Savannah cat

I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, but here goes - a year or two ago there was someone who lost one of their savannah cats in the La Tierra area. I think we all thought he was long gone, but just a few days ago he was spotted by a neighbor - this person knows what a savannah cat looks like, so it's not a case of mistaken identity. Does anyone know who the original 'owner' is? I would like to let them know that the cat is alive and well and looks very healthy.  Thanks.

Added by Martha Kennedy on June 14, 2011 at 10:01pm — 9 Comments

With all the uproar over poisoning of animals today....

It was strongly suggested I cross post this action alert as a separate post. People are upset and wondering what they can do to stop this practice that is LEGAL in New Mexico as it is in many western states. We who care about the land and it's inhabitants know that poisoning kills and damages so much more than just one animal that it was intended for. It is also extreme cruelty in my book and simply wrong.


Anyhow, off the soapbox, here is a copy of the email message I…


Added by Lisa on June 13, 2011 at 6:02pm — 3 Comments

Fire Aid To Raton

Folks, A track-blaze started last night in Raton, and it's get'n big.  I just spoke to one of the dog-rescue folks up there and she reported that a second fire has broke out in another part of the county that may now present a new threat. Folks who have had to evacuate from the path of the first fire have already taken their pets to the "shelter" (outside of town proper) for safe keeping until the blaze is under control.  However, that facility will fill up very fast.....they are already…


Added by Donna on June 13, 2011 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

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