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November 2009 Blog Posts (25)

Rescued and in need of forever home

This sweet little black maybe 2 year old dog was rescued last Saturday from along side the road with a broken hind leg. He can walk some and they were on their way to the vet when we met them at the dog park. He is maybe 15 lbs and sweet, calm like a little Sadhu, he gets along fine with the other two dogs.…


Added by om on November 30, 2009 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

Journey recap

Gracie and I are home after a 6 week journey. Gracie played in the Arkansas River, visited new friends in Savannah, Georgia, where she learned about squirrels. Also, in Savannah, she learned a lot about being on a leash downtown, where they have parks with squirrels and horse drawn carriages. She also learned about behaving in hotels, dog friendly restaurants, and movie theatres. She saw the river walk and the Savannah River.

And, she became the new mascot for the Savannah Film Festival… Continue

Added by William E. Hill III on November 30, 2009 at 10:27am — 11 Comments

Found - Male Black Dog (St. Francis @ Paseo de Peralta)

He is a very sweet, very loving black male dog who weighs about 75 pounds and is youngish ... perhaps a labrador, rottie, pit mix??? ... found Saturday night at 10pm at the intersection of St. Francis and Paseo de Peralta. He is very smart and already learned how to use the dog door. He is very friendly with humans (young and old) and with dogs, too. We are hoping to reunite him with his owner ...

Added by Michelle Roos on November 29, 2009 at 11:21am — 8 Comments

What would you do if you found this?

I found this Thanksgiving morning in an open space where I take my dogs for a walk that has a lot of coyote activity. Notice it's faded and rusted. It'd been out there at least a year. There is a pet's name and phone number on the tag.

Added by Julie L on November 28, 2009 at 7:18pm — 11 Comments


This is a PETA campaign poster and I LOVE IT!

PLEASE print these out and hand them out or hang them up all over town where ever you can think of!!!!

There is a Spanish version, but sadly it does not include the word COJONES which I find MOST effective.

I am attaching both Adobe and jpg files for downloading, printing out and distributing :)


And thank you to Jenny Woods from PETA… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on November 28, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Holiday Shopping to Help Animals - visit the local thrift stores!

Consider shopping for that perfect gift at your local thrift/2nd hand/resale store where your $$ goes directly to help local animal shelters and pets in need. Donated items are welcome too! They are worth checking out!

Barkin Boutique: 1107 Pen Road (west of Wild Oats and Big O Tire), 986-0669, benefits the Espanola Valley Humane Society.

Saint Francis de Paws: 219 Riverside Dr (by Dandy Burger and the Hacienda Home Center) in Espanola, 505-753-9178, benefits the… Continue

Added by Julie L on November 26, 2009 at 9:38pm — 6 Comments

Kaylee is looking for her forever home! She's been with me for 3 months, has learned a few things here & there, like how to play with toys, play with other dogs with toys & sit for treats. Now it's t…

Kaylee is looking for her forever home! She's been with me for 3 months, has learned a few things here & there, like how to play with toys, play with other dogs with toys & sit for treats. Now it's time for her to move on to her forever home where she'll be a much loved companion! She's a lovely hiking companion & will stay close to you when out. She's a great family dog, too, though a bit rambunctious; she spent the afternoon recently snuggling with my 10 y.o. on the couch while he… Continue

Added by Anastasia B. Alston on November 26, 2009 at 8:06pm — 2 Comments

Global Acts of Kindness

Thank you Julie for your comments and the story. I agree with you of course, there’s still a lot of work to do here. But you bring up an interesting point—animal welfare shouldn’t be about here and there, them and us. There are wonderful organizations in many poor countries, started and operated by local people who actually do care about animals and who know what needs to be done in their countries to change attitudes and behaviors and make life… Continue

Added by Karen Menczer on November 24, 2009 at 7:41am — 7 Comments

Global Acts of Kindness

Great article Ben. What wonderful work this couple does! True there's still a lot of work to be done here, but my hope is as we make progress in the US we can start sending more and more support to other countries. I've worked in Africa, mostly the Congo Basin and the circumstances of the dogs in the urban areas broke my heart (in the forest with the tribes they were a bit better off). I'd bring flea/tick drops with me and feed any dog that I could… Continue

Added by Julie L on November 22, 2009 at 6:52pm — 4 Comments

Volunteers Needed for Temporary Adoption Center - La Tienda @ Eldorado

The new owners of La Tienda @ Eldorado are providing Felines & Friends with space for a temporary adoption center in the hope we can place a couple of dozen cats for the holidays. However, we need volunteers from the Eldorado area who are willing to sign up for a scheduled time to care of the kitties as well as staff weekend adoption hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to or leave a message at 316-2281.

Added by Bobbi Heller on November 22, 2009 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

SADIE ADOPTED (Santana still available)!!!!

Thanks to Claudia for finding what seems to be Sadie's forever home! Claudia forwarded Sadie's photo to a friend and it was love at first sight! Also big thanks to Claudia for helping get the paperwork taken care of with the SF Shelter. Today was a happy new beginning for Sadie. Thank you Claudia!!!! Santana (with Dew Paws Rescue) is still available for adoption in case any of you know anyone looking for a very affectionate, social, and loyal… Continue

Added by Julie L on November 20, 2009 at 8:15pm — 8 Comments

Bella Rose & Joko

Bella Rose is a med/lg size pit bull, fem, brindle and white. We think she is 2ish years old. She is spayed and UTD on all shots. Bella is an active dog who gets along well with other dogs her size or larger. She is sweet and compliant in training, walks well on a leash. Loving and affectionate with people of all sizes. Would do best in a home with active, attentive, dog-savvy people who are willing to include this dog in the everyday life of the home and travel.

Joko just wants to… Continue

Added by Donna Leshne on November 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Bjax is Missing

Bjax is a short haired gray cat with white socks and a white blaze. He is 3 years old and a great athlete. He was last seen November 12th between Agua Fria and Hickcox.

Added by Carroll Ballard on November 17, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Peace Cranes!...BOOKS!...Rico's Fund

Do you need a small, meaningful gift? I fold and bead the beautiful Japanese Peace Cranes in photo above.

The cranes are $5.00 each with 100% of the money going straight to Rico's Fund, a Santa Fe Animal Shelter Spay and Neuter Project, named for our beloved boy Rico who left us so unexpectedly this past August. Each crane comes complete with small gift bag and the printed out history of the Japanese Peace Crane and there are no 2… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on November 15, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Off leash: Española looks for help with feline crisis

There’s a crisis at the Española Valley Humane Society. It’s called too many kitties.

If this sounds like a common refrain, stop me. Or better yet, make a vow to help stop pet overpopulation.

The shelter is desperate to find homes for at least 50 felines who risk euthanasia simply because there’s no room at the inn. Nina Chiotasso, who handles the shelter’s community relations, says her Thanksgiving wish is to give these furry wonders a second chance.

The late… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on November 15, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Memphis Belle is MISSING

Large, female Rottie/Coonhound mix disappeared from yard when gate blew open on Friday, November 13, time unknown. Chain collar, no tags. Resides at 77 Camerada Loop, Eldorado. PLEASE call 228-7936 if found.

Thank you.

Added by Gail Gordon on November 14, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dedicated to my WONDERFUL friends from the Santa Fe Dog Dancing Club

I get a LOT of email..... watch this, look at that...but this one was too wonderful not to share!

If this doesn't put a smile on your face or a teardrop in your eye, you're probably at the wrong web site… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on November 14, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Estate Sale TODAY (Sat, Nov 14) to benefit Espanola and Santa Fe Animal Shelters!

TODAY- Saturday- 9am-3pm

Douglas Preston is liquidating a large collection of lucite ladies handbags (1940’s

and 50’s), starburst clocks (1960’s) vintage toasters and waffle irons (1920’s-

1970’s) some new! Bakelite and glass syrup pitchers, vintage Christmas

decorations, atomic age household items, vintage Bakelite radios, vintage globes,

etc. Also wonderful books and gorgeous furniture, all in excellent condition!

25% of proceeds to benefit… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on November 14, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

Slim..Yea for this great dog...a home

Re: the ear...Slim was taken away from his previous owner by the District Atty up here in Raton. She is super tough on animal neglect and abuse. The owner clipped his ear with the intent of making him mean and fighting him. As Steve can tell you, it didn't make him mean...he was rescued in time. It was more a case of pure neglect than abuse other than the ear. We have a photo of him when he came in...the difference between then and now is dramatic. He tries so hard to please. We have had him a… Continue

Added by Jean Martinez on November 11, 2009 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Thank You Santa Fe and Thank You Ben!

A month ago, Felines & Friends was in a bit of a panic with funds dwindling. However, in addition to the mail out to our supporters the article by Ben in "Scoop" resulted in quite a few new pet lovers sending checks to help us. We hope to reach our target of $15,000 by the end of the year which would take us into 2010 and the new cycle of grant applications.
Bobbi Heller
Executive Director

Added by Bobbi Heller on November 10, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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