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June 2014 Blog Posts (6)

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

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