What a wonderful idea! I received an email today from a good friend about simply picking and voting for your favorite shelter organization to perhaps win $100k for the organization. And with a partnership to Petfinders to another click and help link. I figured I would post it here in hopes we can help our local organizations! :)
The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter Challenge - together with Petfinder
The Animal Rescue Site is awarding $100,000 in grants to eligible… Continue
Added by Lisa on April 15, 2009 at 9:55am —
After posting an extensive blog which nobody saw, I'd like to move this (so far one-sided) conversation to the main page. Currently in the dog training world, there are two schools of thought: those that use dominance theory techniques and those that use positive reinforcement. It's possible
that the best case scenario lies somewhere in between, but I strongly believe that some of the techniques used in the dominance based theory are not only emotionally harmful to our dogs but also… Continue
Added by CindyR on April 14, 2009 at 9:16am —
When cancer grew too much for my beloved black Labrador, Krista, I did what I had to do. We spent some time at her favorite places that morning and sat for a while near a riverbank where she once loved to chase Frisbee.
At the veterinarian’s office, Krista’s last moments were spent in my lap, as the intravenous drugs did their quiet work and she quickly passed from this realm to the next. It was difficult and heart-wrenching and I felt as if I all the joy in my life vanished at that… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on April 11, 2009 at 11:36pm —
This is Willa, one of our favorite dog park friends, a Labradoodle whose 1 year anniversary it is today. She is staying with us for the holiday weekend and being the live wire we know her to be, I wanted to take her out a few days early so she has been spending extended time with us since Wednesday. Willa reminds me so of my Isabella-girl with her high… Continue
Added by om on April 11, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I had the great pleasure today to watch Ben dance with Zach. It was a blast. Unfortunately, the batteries were low in my camera, the pictures came out awful, but I am posting some fabulous little video clips as well. If they do NOT show up here on SCOOP, then there is CENSORSHIP going on..... :)
Ben, you're the BEST! Zach is a sweetheart!…
Added by Claudia Inoue on April 11, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Please call if you've seen our cat!!! She is completely white, has blue eyes, her front paws are declawed, and she is wearing a pink leopard collar that has a bow. She is an indoor cat and was given to me as a birthday present a few years ago. She is 3 years old. She must've gotten out when a door was open. We haven't seen her since yesterday, (Thursday, 4/9/09) afternoon/4PM - when the winds were picking up. Her name is 'Sweetie,' and she is a scaredy cat, so if you happen to find her, she… Continue
Added by Savannah Welch on April 10, 2009 at 8:16pm —
I own Lucky Dawg Daycare on Calle la Resolana and was sitting at my desk this morning, when I looked up and saw Milo, a beagle mix from the shelter, standing at my front door trying to get in. I didn't have Milo on the schedule for today, but no problem, he's always welcome. I was a little upset because he was without a leash. One of my main rules is that all dogs coming to LDDC must be on a leash (for obvious reasons). We are located right off… Continue
Added by Kathy Jackson on April 9, 2009 at 6:20pm —
Yes that's right! Local dog appears on "The Dog Whisperer." Caesar Milan used my border collie Merlin as an example of a perfect dog to help socialize a neurotic wiener dog. We filmed it in a store on Venice Beach in California. It should air in May or June of 2009. I secretly shot a few minutes of the filming with my flip camera. Check it out at: www.youtube.com/woofwooffilms
Added by Nick on April 9, 2009 at 9:53am —
Ok so I know I shouldn't write about this girl and her babes without pics but I'm hoping you guys will follow Beatrice's progress. Little Miss B is a sheltie mix with six little puplets. When she came to the shelter she was completely shut down. Not ever mean just completely freaked out. Her babies were about two weeks old; just little lumps with their eyes just starting to open. She would let us approach her but did not want to be touched. We decided a little foster care might help. Well, the… Continue
Added by mary on April 7, 2009 at 10:33pm —
Gov. Bill Richardson signs the bill banning the use of gas chambers for euthanizing animals.
When Yvette Dobbie learned shelters in New Mexico were killing unwanted dogs and cats in gas chambers, she felt compelled to act.
Most shelters in the state use lethal injection to euthanize pets, considered more humane than carbon monoxide poisoning, but four communities tenaciously held onto the tradition. She argued her case in Clovis, one… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on April 7, 2009 at 12:00am —
The sugar substitute Xylitol—commonly found in sugar-free gum, but also in candy, baked goods, chewable vitamins, throat lozenges and toothpaste—is an innocuous food additive that can actually threaten your dog’s life.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, a dog that has ingested Xylitol can suffer an immediate insulin release that leads to hypoglycemia, or dangerously low blood sugar. This can be followed by ataxia (loss of muscle coordination), collapse and… Continue
Added by Judy Prisoc on April 6, 2009 at 5:36pm —
On impulse I stopped by the Animal Shelter, armed with treats for the canine and human beings, having read it was puppy adoption weekend. 34 puppies were adopted Saturday I was told and more today, hooray! I am so grateful for our shelter, the nice clean, safe, light and bright space, that offers a cubicle for each pup with bed, blanket, toys and treats and several outings a day from so many volunteers. I am especially grateful for having gotten my Isabella-girl from this shelter, and I could… Continue
Added by om on April 5, 2009 at 5:28pm —
For a number of years, Felines & Friends has worked with the Espanola Valley Humane Society to provide "second chances" for cats to find loving homes but did not really have a working relationship with SFAS. That is not until the previous Executive Director, Duane Adams, brought area shelters and rescue organizations together to form the Companion Animal Alliance of Northern New Mexico. Since then, member organizations have been routinely networking to place more abandoned companion animals… Continue
Added by Bobbi Heller on April 5, 2009 at 11:02am —
Hi guys... this is the first time I've posted here, altho I've e-mailed Ben and read the site frequently.
I really could use some help now.... I've been feeding a beautiful black girl kitty out here in Nambe for over a year... she's tiny little thing and earlier this week I noticed she was bigger around the belly, and yep, she is preggers.
She is not wild, apparently someone owned her before... and I've been able to pick her up and pet her many times.... and I know... I… Continue
Added by caril on April 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
Life can be so unfair…and it can change in the blink of an eye.
I had taken my cat Lucy Girl in to the vet last Friday because of occasional coughing. I wasn’t even particularly concerned. I thought maybe she had allergies. Lucy Girl is less than 11 years old, she has had regular annual checkups, blood work. She lives in a safe, clean, loving environment.
My vet said that she thought Lucy had bronchitis, probably caused by… Continue
Added by Claudia Inoue on March 31, 2009 at 11:00am —
I just received this via email from Mary Martin, the new shelter director and I had NEVER seen this before. I felt it worth posting here. I am sorry it'll push Mary's Spay and Neuter blog on to be the second blog on this page.
I dedicate this to Kermit:
If your rescue dog could talk , this is what he/she may say....
HERE IN THIS HOUSE
Here in this house... I will never know the loneliness
I hear in the barks of the other dogs 'out… Continue
Added by Claudia Inoue on March 30, 2009 at 1:29pm —
Hi All you animal lovers,
hope you will help me get the word out that our clinic is now going to be open two Saturdays per month! We hope the change will make life easier for working people. Keep your eye on the website or call us for details. We are planning a free "Prevent the Cat- tastrophe " spay day in May". The hope is to spay 100- 150 cats on that day so I hope you guys will help us spread the word on that event too.
Let's spay away!
Added by mary on March 30, 2009 at 11:42am —
I was moved to tears by the story about Kermit, please read by clicking on main page of Scoop.
During the week of March 30 through April 2, I am pledging all the proceeds from the sale of my Peace Cranes (which I usually sell with 100% of the proceeds going to Spay and Neuter) to help with the vet bills for Kermit.
Last week, I raised $200 in a 4 day period with the crane sale. (Our business is open Monday - Thursday only,… Continue
Added by Claudia Inoue on March 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
Zach might be a Labrador-Shar-Pei mix, but when it comes to water, he’s decidedly aqua-phobic.
Having grown up in wet, wet Oregon, you’d think this dog would love to frolic in open water. Not so. On a recent visit to Laughlin, Nev., Zach remained true to his anti-water self.
On the banks of the Colorado River, Zach stayed close to the banks, hoping the current would bring in a favorite toy rather than force him to wade… Continue
Added by Ben Swan on March 28, 2009 at 11:00pm —
As sad as this subject is, If anyone is facing this in the life of their pet i thought i would link this up to you...www.dogcancer.net
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Added by Katrina on March 22, 2009 at 11:11pm —