So much has been written about Kermit and the miraculous story of his recovery and recent adoption.
So many people took part in a joint effort to make good what had been done to him, this wonderful dog, who was apparently purposely starved. From the police officer who found him, to Ben Swan who jumped on the story and made it public and kept us all up to date, to everyone at the shelter who cared for him, cooked for him, bought… Continue
Added by Claudia Inoue on July 10, 2009 at 4:30pm —
For those who might wish to help in someway and be there for animals in need, check out the EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Services) from United Animal Nations
They train you to help animals in crisis in many emergency situations, and you can help other volunteers work with the Humane Societies, and such rescue from puppy mills, etc. Currently they are helping the North Texas Humane Society with the 500 dogs rescued from a puppy mill.… Continue
Added by Lisa on July 9, 2009 at 2:26pm —
I saw a photo of Kermie in NM Free Press the other day and was very pleased and surprised to hear today that he's been adopted!
(And the photo with his godmother Claudia is just beautiful and show's Kermie in his best light - "I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille" !
Sometimes there is a happy ending.
Added by Mickey Rogers on July 8, 2009 at 9:46am —
Kermit, the black Belgian shepherd found emaciated in March outside of Madrid, not only has a new shiny coat to be proud of — he also has a new home.
Dennis Jack and his wife, Anne Klosterman, adopted the dog Tuesday afternoon. The couple, who live on an expansive ranch outside of Ribera, said they’ve been following the dog’s plight since he was rescued by an Albuquerque police officer and brought to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter &… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on July 7, 2009 at 7:26pm —
An update on Lucky who was an Espanola Shelter dog I was fostering who escaped from a potential adopter's home last month and found her way back to my house, 6 miles away and all in one Saturday afternoon (the full story is here: http://santafescoop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/amazing-story-of-lost-dog).
She found a wonderful new home in Abiquiu two weeks ago. She gets lots of fun hikes in… Continue
Added by Julie L on July 5, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Emma returned home this morning at 5AM; we had left her dog door open all night in the hopes that she would come home. She seemed happy and fine when she came in; I guess we will never know where she was for 16+ hours. We are just grateful to have her back and hope that other people who lost their dogs on July 4th will be reunited soon.
Added by Jenny Sheehan on July 5, 2009 at 10:30am —
Gabrielle Amster has a soft spot for pit bulls.
The development director for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society will often point out new arrivals of the breed, commenting on their condition or taking some home to foster.
But recently Amster’s family has fallen in love with a foster Chihuahua, said Mary Martin, the shelter’s executive director. Her two boys, Julian and Adrian Martinez, would fight over who could sleep with cuddly pup.
Like their… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on July 5, 2009 at 12:00am —
Jan and Walter have volunteered to help in the hunt for Gracie. Your help is so appreciated.
Added by William E. Hill III on July 4, 2009 at 8:57pm —
Female, Chubby, very sweet. Found on Guadalupe st. Call:795-8262
Added by Maria Renteria on July 4, 2009 at 8:01pm —
This is all new for me; my dog Emma always stays close to home. Our beautiful 6 year old black/white pit bull got scared this afternoon by the fireworks while she was outside. We live in a little cohousing community (Tres Placitas del Rio) on West Alameda (1710 W. Alameda)
and although our property is fenced she could get through the fence if she wanted. She does like to go on walks in the river and I think she might have run down there. Unfortunately I was down in ABQ when all this… Continue
Added by Jenny Sheehan on July 4, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I went back to the neighborhood where she was spotted this morning to try and locate her before the thunderstorms hit. I met a woman who said she saw her yesterday. That she has a small dog who sits at the front window checking things out and Gracie came right up to the window and was playing with her little dog. The man who saw her this morning is a neighbor to her, directly in back of her house, and saw Gracie in the corral near the back of this same woman' house!
So 2 sightings in 2… Continue
Added by William E. Hill III on July 4, 2009 at 4:32pm —
Possible sighting early this morning behind the fire station across the street from San Marcos Feed Store. It's 2 to 3 miles away from home, lots of horse ranches, corrals, and dogs.
They lost sight of her before I got there. I drove around but didn't see her. I'm going back shortly to drive around some more.
Added by William E. Hill III on July 4, 2009 at 10:00am —
My husband rescued two pit-bull cross puppies from a gas station in Eldorado a couple of weeks ago. An eye witness actually saw a car drive up and throw them out, in the rain! They are un-neutered males, about 6 months old. They are smart, sweet, and very playful. Good with kids, not sure about cats or other dogs. We are taking them to the vet for neutering/shots/microchipping, but need to find homes for them soon as my husband is being transferred out of state. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org… Continue
Added by Holly French on July 4, 2009 at 8:51am —
It might a festive, noise-filled holiday for you, but for your pets it's a war zone — one that many want to escape as quickly as possible.
"We encourage pets to be a member of the family," said Bill Hutchison, communications manager with the Santa Fe Shelter & Humane Society, "but pets don't celebrate Independence Day like we do. For them, the bombs bursting in air is just scary."
Noise anxiety, especially on the Fourth of July holiday, causes many pets to do whatever… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on July 3, 2009 at 9:21pm —
My 6 year old Australian Shepard female named Gracie has been missing since 7PM on July 2, 2009.
Lone Butte General Store area off Highway 14.
Very people friendly. Please call Bill with any information @ 505-660-6398.
She is loved and dearly missed.
Added by William E. Hill III on July 3, 2009 at 4:58pm —
1 year old calico cat did not come home tuesday night, june 31. She probably wandered into the riverbed, from my home on Paseo de la Conquistadora. She may have gotten frightened and run into an unfamiliar neighborhood. Reward offered. she is much loved and much missed. thank you and blessings. Please call if you have any information or have seen her. Please try to catch her if you can and keep her until I can get to you.… Continue
Added by Vicki Hawse on July 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
This will be short because there are so many more important issues on this discussion board right now.
This is just a heads-up to know what tularemia is (a bacterial infection much like the plague and spread by fleas and ticks and infected meat). My sweet dog Ginger probably has tularemia. We will know for sure when the blood tests come back, but in the meantime they treat as if the animal has the disease. Rounds of antibiotics. But its BEST if you catch it soon. Knowing how the… Continue
Added by CindyR on July 1, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Dear friends of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society:
Our development director, Gabrielle Amster, lost her oldest son, Julian, in a car accident Sunday morning. Her family is grieving their loss, and we as an organization wish to respect the privacy she has asked for at this time.
We have taken groceries to her house and will continue to collect for a fund to support her and her family. We have set up an account at New Mexico Bank & Trust
Added by Bill Hutchison on June 29, 2009 at 2:29pm —
Orange, 1 year old Maine Coon Male Cat. Lost Sunday evening June 28th at Saltillo Ct, near intersection of Wildflower and Escopeta. He answers to the name "Boomer". Call 505-983-4186.
Added by Jim Maloney on June 29, 2009 at 2:00pm —
OUR SWEET AND LOVELY MIXED GREY POINT SIAMESE NIKI - HAS GONE MISSING. SHE WAS LAST SEEN THURS AM 6/25 ON OUR SECOND STORY BALCONY AT THE MARQUEZ LOFTS
ON MARQUEZ PLACE (CORDOVA AND ST. FRANCIS) . NIKI IS DECLAWED IN FRONT AND JUST MOVED IN. SHE WAS WEARING A PINK COLLAR WITH NAME TAG AND IS MICROCHIPPED. WE ARE BESIDE OURSELVES WITH WORRY. PLEASE - CALL 760 673 8665 IF YOU SEE… Continue
Added by Niki's Mom on June 28, 2009 at 1:38pm —