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Kuranda Bed

Well, I spend so much time alone that it appears as if I don't know how to interact with people very well.

It has been brought to my attention that I didn't let Gracie's Angels know that Gracie bought a Kuranda Bed and donated it to the Santa Fe Humane Society as a show of appreciation for all the Angels.

You wouldn't let me buy you lunch to show my appreciation, so she just stepped up to the plate when I didn't know what else to do. I tell you she is just an incredible loving dog.… Continue

Added by William E. Hill III on August 18, 2009 at 5:29pm — 4 Comments

Answering a shelter's call for help

Lily, hiding behind a sign, and donated goods headed for Las Vegas, N.M.

An urgent plea to help the underfunded Las Vegas animal shelter brought out about dozen people Tuesday in Santa Fe who donated goods and cash to ease the lives of homeless animals.

Lily Azures and her partner, Bobbie Murphy, loaded up their sport utility vehicle with blankets, kennels and lots of dog and cat food for the shelter. They were headed to Las Vegas,… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on August 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Cassandra the CAT is Lost from Declovina St

She got out of the house 10 days ago, and has not been seen in almost a week. She is fairly shy and not likely to go up to anyone. Beautiful big girl, Maine coon mix, 7 years old. Please call 913-0642 if you see her. (there's a cat at the shelter named "Tillie" that looks a lot like her, but she doesn't have the white bib).…


Added by Mary Shepherd on August 18, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

A look at angels

Some of Gracie's Angels

Let's hope this is just the beginning of Happy Endings for Scoop members. On Saturday, a loose-knit group of animal lovers dubbed Gracie's Angels met for a reunion of sorts at the Thunderbird Grill in Cerrillos.

It was the first time that many met face-to-face since they joined forces to track down Gracie, a blue heeler that disappeared from owner Bill Hill's house in early July. Gracie was found almost exactly… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on August 16, 2009 at 1:12pm — 13 Comments

Thank you from Las Vegas

Thank all the Scoop members for replying so fast to my plea. The shelter dogs all bark a grateful woof. They will be at adoption August 22 at Vital Arts, 423 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas. This a huge garage sale event to support a new group, The Sweetie Pie Initiative. Sweetie Pie (named after the elusive Aussie stray at Romeroville gas station now happily in foster at Susan West's home) will bring the spay and neuter van to Las Vegas for low cost spay and neuter and shots through money generated by… Continue

Added by maureen obrien on August 15, 2009 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

SHE CAME HOME! Lost yellow lab found her way home from Lone Butte to SIRINGO RD


Dog escaped from dog boarding facility near Lone Butte on North Fork Rd on Saturday 8/15 morning (or Friday?) east of Hwy 14 and Bonanza Ck Road. She could be trying to find her way home to Cam Carlos Rey and Siringo. Yellow lab mix (orange color), 40 lbs, spayed female, 6 years old but looks younger. Wearing collar and… Continue

Added by Julie L on August 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 16 Comments

Las Vegas, NM Animal Shelter Needs Help

I got this email from Maureen who's desperate for help in Las Vegas. Ben wrote stories and brought much needed attention and adopted his dog, Bear from them. They still need help. Contact: Maureen 505 426-8203 or Las Vegas City Shelter, 1700 North Grand, Las Vegas, NM 505 454-1401 x 424. See post:

See their Shelter information and pet list here:… Continue

Added by Julie L on August 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

New Dog Park?

I saw this posted on craigslist, does anybody know anything about it? I am ready to check it out!

New dog park (caja del oro grant)
The fencing starts tomorrow the 10th of august,it'll be open by friday the 14th.
right across from LA FAMILIA MEDICAL,bring your dogs,your friends and pass
the word. thank you so much MR. VIGIL.

Added by Cathy Carr on August 12, 2009 at 3:36pm — 4 Comments

News story: Dog days of summer send big cat seeking shade

Photo courtesy Don Nofte

This story by Staci Matlock appeared in Tuesday's New Mexican:

Overly protective human parents could learn something from wildlife moms and dads. Among bears, cougars, bobcats and young bucks, there’s no such thing as failure to launch.

“We’re entering the fall dispersal period when the moms encourage their young to leave,” said Marty Frentzel, public information officer for the state… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on August 11, 2009 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

Our beloved dog went missing in Madrid

Pup has been missing since July 1st, 2008. We haven't given up hope of finding him yet. We have had some sightings within the past two months. He may possibly be trying to go in the direction of Cerrillos, Santa Fe, or Albuquerque. He could have traveled quite a distance. He is a black, medium sized Australian Cattle Dog/ Blue Heeler mix with a white patch on his chest. He ran off while we were visiting in Madrid and is not familiar with the local… Continue

Added by William Gruenwald on August 11, 2009 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Fabulous little foster kittens ready to go home

These two incredibly social 4 month old boys are finally ready for adoption. They originally were left in the Espanola shelter's drop box as tiny babies, then had a few bouts of common kitten issues (fungus, diarrhea, the sniffles). But now they are healthy and very ready to go to their forever homes. They are already neutered, up to date on shots and dewormed. I would love to see them go home together, but will separate them as long as they get… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on August 11, 2009 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Book Signing Event For My Book: " Dusty," By Local Author Joseph Frank Baraba


Hi Everyone..

To all my pet lover friends here I have a book signing coming up

on September 12, 2009 at Hastings Book Store , De Vargas Mall. The time

and dates are listed on the events board. It would be nice to meet you in

person at the event, see you… Continue

Added by Joseph Frank Baraba on August 11, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Lost at the Dog Park

Last night, 8.11.09 just around sunset, a 6 month old black Poodle mix got spooked and ran of like lightening and seemingly never found his way back to his custodian. It was only their 2. visit to the dog park, up on the grate, he wore a red harness and was small, with a distinct face and real cute. Please keep your eye open and report to the shelter if you see or hear of him.

Added by om on August 11, 2009 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Still Looking for Jackson

This weekend dsidn't turn him up, but I did get soem possible sightings in Eldorado and spent a lot of time ther talkin to folks, getting fliers passed out and following up on leads. Also some sightings around Ellis Ranch Rd/San Sebastian which we went out on.

But no Jackson. People, myself included, seem to think he is ok and someone may be caring for him with other dogs.

This makes sense since he's always been a member of a pack.

Anyway I hope so and will continue to follow… Continue

Added by Terri Jerry on August 10, 2009 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

Eye to Eye with a black bear cub!

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 — No Comments

PLEASE micro-chip your animal children!

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 — 3 Comments

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 Taz'z and Andy's especially an…

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 — No Comments website

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 — No Comments

Your dog may be smarter than your toddler

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 — 6 Comments

Reed needs a home

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 — No Comments

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