On our way to the Big Tesuque Trail, just past the Hyde Park Info Cabin, I noticed a black roly-poly bear cub amble down the hill intent on crossing the road as he notices me in my van approaching in snail tempo, our eyes lock for a moment and the bear turns to run back up the hill. Later the ranger told me they had caught one ferocious black cub the night before, around 11 PM and the one I seen might have been a sibling. I never seen a bear up so close, this powerful wild animal was an amazing… Continue
Added by om on August 10, 2009 at 9:30pm —
With the recent events surrounding Gracie Girl, her disappearance and her subsequent return home, I want to urge everyone to PLEASE micro-chip their animals!
NO, they cannot be tracked by a micro chip and Gracie being chipped (which she wasn’t) wouldn’t have made her be found any sooner….BUT….one of my own personal fears while she was gone was that she was found SOMEWHERE without her collar and NO IDENTIFICATION to get her home. I think it was a minor MIRACLE that, after all those… Continue
Added by Claudia Inoue on August 9, 2009 at 7:49pm —
In support of Eldad and Audrey Splker Hagar's cause we have been promoting their book at the dog park.
We can't get enough of good stories with happy endings.
We like… Continue
Added by om on August 9, 2009 at 12:53pm —
Good Sunday morning everyone. Gracie's website has been updated with photos of Bill and Gracie back together again after their 28 day ordeal. Check it out here.
Bill & Gracie together again
Added by CindyR on August 9, 2009 at 9:36am —
This just in: A leading researcher on dog behavior says your family dog may be smarter than a toddler. Psychologists, adapting tests designed for human children, have learned that average dogs can count, reason and recognize words and gestures on par with a human 2-year-old.
The British researcher said the average dog can understand about 165 words, including signs, signals and gestures. They can also count to about 5.
The smartest dogs can recognize up to 250 words -- but not all… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on August 8, 2009 at 5:33pm —
This is my foster kitten, Reed. He is a great 3 month-old cat. He loves to ride in the car, sprawled over the headrest. He has Abyssinian markings, including ticked fur, as well as some tabby stripes. He has beautiful big paws, is very intelligent and companionable, likes other kittens and cats (although he is certain that he is superior to all of them!). Very special cat, for the right home. If anyone… Continue
Added by Mary Shepherd on August 8, 2009 at 1:01pm —
Again tody, much effort in Eldorado, Arroyo Hondom, Sunlit Hills, but nada. However a pray to Saint Anthony that people swear works:
Dear Sant Anthony
Please come down.
There's something lost
that must be found
Amen. I've been saying it all day.
Also, when I had Rufina out in an arroyo looking for Jackson, someone stooped to pray with/for me. It is wonderful how people extend themselves. Terri
Added by Terri Jerry on August 7, 2009 at 8:05pm —
This morning I stared out at 8000 feet up in Canada de Los Alamos following a sighting of him running with a coyote pack over the weekend.
Had 5 sightings - 1 in Arroyo Hondo, 1 on 9 MILE road for last night, 1 on Cerrado Loop for a day or so ago, and 1 sighting tonight deep in Eldorado. 1 sighting midday in Viejo Rancho.
Lily, Julie and I ended up in the Viejo Rancho area (we did not see each other) but no luck. Freinds checked out 9 mile rad and I checked out the Arroyo Hondo call… Continue
Added by Terri Jerry on August 6, 2009 at 10:35pm —
AFter the automatdcalls started have received mor sighting. A woman saw him heading West on 9 MILE RAD at 5 pm yesterday.
Another woman saw him in RANCHO VIEJO this morning near Panter Panther Peak hading toward the pines. They are not so far apart.
IF ANYONE IS OUT THAT WAY PLEASE HAVE A LOOK THANKS>
I went up into Canon de Los Alamos todaym where someone thought they had sghted him running with a coyote pack on Sunday. Of course we didn't find him. But we now have more eyes… Continue
Added by Terri Jerry on August 6, 2009 at 2:29pm —
I just had a call from a women in Canada de los Alamos who swears she saw Jackson today running with a pack of coyotes.
I said I'd go over in the morning and hike around, as she said the coyote is a regular around her house.
What do you all think are the best ways to handle this? Shoul I take Rufina, his heartbroken girl friend? What?
Added by Terri Jerry on August 5, 2009 at 9:04pm —
The dog, Joko, has been neutered and is up-to-date on all his shots - thank you Santa Fe Animal Shelter!. He is a LOVE, sticks his big 'ol head right in your lap and looks up at you with these warm brown eyes! Young dog, but fully a year old (as per vet assessment) will make someone a kind and loyal friend.
Good with other dogs, small dogs, cats and children. He is currently in Santa Fe, boarding, being supported by Babes & Bullies and Dew Paws Rescue. Please… Continue
Added by Donna Leshne on August 5, 2009 at 9:00am —
Nita loves to be a part of the celebration.
Who says you can't surprise Claudia, Scoop's No. 1 supporter and a dedicated guardian to many animals? It's her birthday today, so Cindy, whose loving attention to animals is equally well-known, decided to surprise her. Here's a few photos of the event.
Naturally Stephen had to be on guard just in case the candles got carried away.
Join me in wishing… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on August 4, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Juniper is a blue heeler mix, 1 1/2 year old female missing since 6/14, tan and gray with a black spot on the top of her head and a cropped tail. She's very friendly, about 35 pounds,and lost her collar. Please contact us w/ any info.
Added by Anne Marie Coughlin on August 4, 2009 at 8:30am —
In April, I answered a Craigslist ad looking for animal transporters between Santa Fe/ABQ and Clovis. A small group of individuals involved in animal rescue groups had taken it upon themselves to rescue as many animals as possible from the Clovis Shelter gassing. “Didn’t they pass legislation banning that in the last legislative session?” I asked. Yes, but the law was not scheduled to go into effect until June 19, so those poor unfortunate ones that landed in the shelter after the law was… Continue
Added by Mary Shepherd on August 3, 2009 at 6:06pm —
You guys may have read about the 5 state pit bull fighting ring that was busted a few weeks ago.
The Humane Society of Missouri is tending to the dogs... 407 mostly pit bull were rescued from horrendous conditions... reports at the time of the rescue were that the dogs were very grateful.
Here's a link to HSMO website showing the kinds of things they could use... Nylabones, big plastic toys etc.
I sent them some $$ as well... cus tending to over 400 dogs has to… Continue
Added by caril on August 2, 2009 at 11:30am —
Do you or someone you know love St Bernards? Then we have the girl for you! A 102lb, sweet, social female rough coated St Bernard found her way to our shelter this week and is looking for a home. Her name is Cleo and she could use a professional grooming and some TLC, but she is gentle and friendly. We are very short on space here at the shelter right now, so every adoption is life-saving. Adoption fee is $68 and that includes spay, up to date vaccinations and deworm. Please feel free to… Continue
Added by Nina Chiotasso on August 2, 2009 at 11:30am —
Hi, First of all that is discusting and should be charged as kidknapping if caught!! But I want to tell you that putting a daily post and photos on Craigslist really helps, the more info you give about where they are missing from or any clues will help those out there trying to help you... there is a network of people that watch it, and actively participate in helping to bring dogs back home.. persistance pays off!
Added by francie fillatti on August 2, 2009 at 8:24am —
Had a "sighting" aand a "hearing" yesterday but nothing panned out. Today someone called here while I was out posting flyers and vising the Human assn etc and she told Mike that she had a found a lisitng for a dog that looked like Jackson and was actually named Jackson, in Colorado. She said it was on Petfinder.com ,but I can't figure out how to access it.
Any ideas? Terri
Jackson is tagged and microchipped and I heard some… Continue
Added by Terri Jerry on July 31, 2009 at 10:00pm —
My two Yorkies were stolen from my yard on Calle Margarita on Friday, July 17th. There names are Corky (male) and Cozy (female). At the time they were stolen they were due for a hair cut so they may be scruffy looking. Corky has asthma so he wheezes sometimes. Their tan colored kennel was also taken so they may be in that. They were taken once before by a hispanic male approx 5'5" tall. Please, please… Continue
Added by Julie Kincheloe-Martinez on July 31, 2009 at 10:56am —
My email is SFPetSuites@aol.com.
Added by Mickey Rogers on July 31, 2009 at 10:20am —