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News story: Keeping calm on the Fourth

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 — 15 Comments

Gracie is Missing!!

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.

Reward.…

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Added by William E. Hill III on July 3, 2009 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

Missing Calico Cat

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 — No Comments

Know what tularemia is.

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 — 5 Comments

Julian Martinez: Gabrielle Amster's son, animal lover, artist, musician, gardener.

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 for… Continue

Added by Bill Hutchison on June 29, 2009 at 2:29pm — 8 Comments

Lost Maine Coon cat

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 — No Comments

NIKI IS LOST - HAVE YOU SEEN HER? (CORDOVA AND ST. FRANCIS)

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 — No Comments

Wonderful!!!

Dear Joy - Claudia told me about you and I would be happy to "host" a couple of those tiny treasures/chihuahuas at PetSuites and present them for adoption. I have 2 chichis of my own.
Mickey

Added by Mickey Rogers on June 23, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

How many dead pets will it take?

From the Petroglyphs Summer newsletter:

UNWANTED SHELTER ANIMALS DUMPED IN LANDFILL EVERY YEAR IN SELECTED CITIES OF NEW MEXICO, MEASURED BY TON

ALBUQUERQUE - 232 TONS
LAS CRUCES - 165 TONS
SANTA FE -- 26 TONS
FARMINGTON - 101 TONS
SILVER CITY -- 60 TONS

SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PET AND ALWAYS ADOPT A SHELTER PET!
PLEASE DON'T CONTRIBUTE TO THIS NEEDLESS TRAGEDY!

Added by CindyR on June 22, 2009 at 10:00pm — 16 Comments

Writing contest: The summer of love

Every pet has a story, either how he or she came into someone’s life, or what makes the pet a best friend. We want to hear about them. Scoop and Z Pet Hotel are partnering for a summer writing contest. Send in the story of your amazing pet and you could win a prize and have your story printed in Scoop. Three prizes will be awarded, with $300, $200 and $100 gift certificates for grooming, boarding or training at Z Pet Hotel.



Typewritten… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on June 20, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Kids Camp at the Espanola Animal Shelter!

Do you know an animal lover between the ages of 6 and 12 who wants to learn more about animals of all kinds while spending a week at the Espanola Valley Humane Society? Kids will have tons of hands-on fun doing arts and crafts, construction, and working directly with animal related professionals including dog trainers, veterinarians, groomers and more! We only have a few spots left for this camp that will be happening the week of July 6 from 9am-430pm each day. For more information, call… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on June 15, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Would you take in a dog who has bitten? Help

Someone I know, we will call her Jane, had bunch of people over to her house, sorta a open house with extended family.

She has two dogs, one hid outside away from all the activity. The older dog (10 years) stayed inside, where he prefers to be. Amidst the activity a young girl sat on the floor and pet the older dog when he suddenly he growled then bit her in the face. She was rushed to hospital for many stitches around her eye. Thankfully she is going to be okay, though weary of dogs I… Continue

Added by Cathy Carr on June 14, 2009 at 6:43pm — 9 Comments

Missing Tiger Cat Named Felix

I am missing a long haired tiger cat with a white bib, four white feet, very long white whiskers and green eyes. He is a neutered male who is 1 year old, weighs about 10 lbs and has a very faint voice. He was last seen on Victoria St (off Camino San Acacia) before the large rainstorm early Wed. morning June 9th, 2009. His feline brother and humanoid family miss him terribly. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call 860-460-9442 or email felixismissing@me.com.…

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Added by Wendy Fairman on June 13, 2009 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Eldorado Dog Club news: Of events past and future



Eldorado Dog Club Event Shines— Again



By Randi Gerzofsky-Bildner



The next time trudging through inclement weather conjures up images of the postman, you may want to replace them with the hardy members of The Eldorado Dog Club. With two successful events under their belt the club is riding high. Their holiday event, a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, was pulled off without a hitch… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on June 13, 2009 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

I need a home!



Hey it's Kermit here, and I am finally available for adoption. I have been in a foster home for almost a month. I have gained over 20 pounds and now have hair. I can't wait to go to my forever family, but I need to be honest about myself. I am a good boy, but...I am very, very, very active and my favorite pasttime is to chase balls. I would do that all day long if my foster mom would let me. My energy, intelligence and play drive make me a great… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on June 12, 2009 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

Missing Savannah Cat...Sunlit Hills

I have a missing Savannah Cat, his name is Ricochet. He is almost 2 years old, he got out last July during a rain storm. He was spotted on Sunlit Drive West a few times. I would appriciate any information on any sightings. He is very thin, grey with dark grey (charcoal) spots. He is very friendly and will growl while eating. His family misses him terribly.

Added by Diana Rawson on June 11, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Forever homes and understanding soul companions

Sometimes it is hard to have a big compassionate heart. If I could, I would probably find a way to help so many more critters than I can right now. So between answering Claudia's call for donated food and blankets and towels for the shelter and Julie's blog about Lucky, I felt compelled to write a bit about animals and their choosing us.



I went in to visit with the dogs yesterday at the shelter when I dropped off some of the food and towels, and was looking to share a little loving… Continue

Added by Lisa on June 7, 2009 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments

Amazing story of lost dog finding her way home today in Santa Fe

For those who have lost dogs in the past you may appreciate this story. I've been fostering a dog for about 3 months now and today took her to a potential adopter's home in Tierra Contenta (Airport Road and Country Club). They are a great young couple with another dog and a cat and I felt a GREAT home for this dog. We spent about 30 minutes there and I felt they needed a feel for how she'd do without me there so offered to leave her there for one hour while I ran an errand. That was the first… Continue

Added by Julie L on June 6, 2009 at 9:09pm — 7 Comments

The power of one...

The power of ONE with the help of FRIENDS is INCREDIBLE!





Two weeks ago, I sent out the call for food/money donations for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter's Annual Food Drive. Then the Ribera dogs happened, the 80 dogs found in HORRIFIC conditions last Monday, 54 of which ended up at the SFASHS.

Then I REALLY stepped up my pleas for help...



Between actual food donations dropped off at Toy Auto Man and money donations with the donator's request to purchase food on… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on June 6, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Urgent help needed to save Andy a real cute white terrier by this coming Monday!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75/3598875991/



Check out this link, Eldad Hagar in California is pleading for us to buy his bookd so he can save this one terrier Andy, who is scheduled to be euthanized this coming Monday because of a broken leg nobody has the money for the necessary surgeries! This little white terrier looks so cute and Eldad does amazing work if you look through his flickr stream. He seems to be the real thing. Some of his outstanding images came to my attention… Continue

Added by om on June 5, 2009 at 10:17pm — 4 Comments

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