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Vet who poisons animals - summary of violations and contacts

Here is a summary of violations and contacts from the many posts here on Scoop.  Did I miss anything? 



Added by Julie L on June 17, 2011 at 12:30am — 63 Comments

TEMPORARY Foster Home Needed for SFAS Dog

I am looking for a temporary foster home for Sabina starting around May 13. She is also available for adoption.

Sabina is a very sweet but shy Doberman mix from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. She is in foster care because she is initially very shy and takes a bit of time to warm up to new people and get…


Added by Julie L on May 5, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Steel leg traps are a terrible way to die - Opportunity to BAN them in New Mexico

This is a coyote found in a leg trap in New Mexico 2 months ago.

One of my dogs, in her last weeks of life as she was dying of cancer, nearly got caught in a steel leg trap on the Santa Fe National Forest when we went for a final walk.  It was an illegal trap, not tagged with contact information, baited…


Added by Julie L on April 9, 2011 at 6:08pm — 11 Comments

Sweet Doberman Looking for a New Home

  Sabina is a 1 year old Doberman Pincher from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. She is a very sweet and affectionate young dog who could use a little extra TLC. She is currently in a foster home (mine) where she…


Added by Julie L on March 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Dog In Japan Won't Leave Injured Friend

These poor dogs in Japan are surrounded by water but it may all be salt water.


Donations can be made by texting PROTECT to 85944 to donate $10.  Or online to the Japan Relief Fund: …


Added by Julie L on March 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Rio Rancho Man Tortured His Dog - Sign Petition to Give Him Maximum Sentence

The dog suffered severe torture and abuse when his owner (allegedly) tried to neuter him by setting his scrotum and testicles on fire.  The criminal complaint alleges that Dickey repeatedly tortured his dog, a shepherd named Charlie (Angel), on Jan. 23. The Rio Rancho Police Department's was notified by a neighbor who saw Dickey grab the cataract-blinded dog by his hind legs and…


Added by Julie L on March 4, 2011 at 5:51pm — 7 Comments

SF County Resolution to BAN steel-jaw animal traps - Hearing on Feb 22

Santa Fe County Commissioner, Kathy Holian recently sent this email out.  Attend if you can, or email Kathy your support: .  One of my dogs was nearly caught in an illegal baited trap on the Santa Fe National Forest in Santa Fe County, 10 feet from a road.  Legal traps must be tagged with the trappers name or trapper # and checked every 24 hours.  This trap had no number and I turned it over to Forest Service law…


Added by Julie L on February 20, 2011 at 2:56pm — 17 Comments

Help for freezing dogs

It’s going to get down to 0 in Santa Fe and -10 in Taos in the next couple of days, with wind chills much colder. Dogs should not be left outside in this weather. Below are Santa Fe City and County ordinances (fuzzy, but at least there is something) related to shelter and numbers to call if you see an animal in danger (of freezing to death). Even with shelter those fur coats can’t keep them warm enough in these temperatures. I remember hearing about a person who dropped off a frozen dog at…


Added by Julie L on December 31, 2010 at 1:58pm — 6 Comments

SHOPPING Can Help Local Shelters

There are some great finds at our local resale stores where proceeds benefit local animal shelters and rescue groups. They could use your donations too!

Barkin Boutique – Proceeds benefit Espanola Valley Humane Society. 1107 Pen Rd, Santa Fe, 986-0699 (west of Wild Oats). Items in photo will…


Added by Julie L on December 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

We almost thought Jager was found!

Thank you to everyone for still keeping an eye out for Jager, the 12 year old male black lab who was lost at the Ski Basin on August 7th. Animal Services/Control (not sure if it's city or county) picked up an old male black lab yesterday in a neighborhood between Hyde Park Rd and Bishop's Lodge Rd. Jager's owner came to Santa Fe this morning to check and confirmed it wasn't him. This other dog's owner did pick him up today so he's back home resting in… Continue

Added by Julie L on October 11, 2010 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Burger King Commercial Discriminates Against Rottweilers and Pit Bulls

A Burger King commercial running now depicts a mailman walking down the street with two fake dogs hanging off him and sings, "Rottweilers and pit bulls — doing the mailman thing." It's meant to be funny but it reinforces a prejudice. The commercial adds to the pervasive media bias that all pit bulls and Rottweilers are dangerous. It could inadvertently fuel breed discriminatory legislation costing innocent dogs their lives.

For those interested, you can email BK at:… Continue

Added by Julie L on October 2, 2010 at 9:10pm — 1 Comment

It's Hunting Season - Hikers Be Careful

For those of you who hike in the woods with your dogs it might be a good idea to put bright scarfs on the dogs and wear bright colors yourself.

Today I was hiking about 1/2 mile from Big Tesuque Campground (up the Ski Basin Rd) and heard 3 loud gun shots very nearby. My dogs looked concerned but aren't too frightened by loud noises and they stayed with me. I had heard bow and muzzleloader season had started Sept 1 so I had scarfs on the dogs and Claudia offered to loan me an orange… Continue

Added by Julie L on September 4, 2010 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

PetSmart Bans "Bully Breeds" from Doggie Day Camp

I didn't believe it until I checked PetSmart's website and sure enough, they say: "are not of the “bully breed” classification† or wolves/wolf hybrids." Is banning the dogs from even entering the stores next? That sure would be an issue for Shelter adoption events where many of the dogs are bully mixes. This petition is closed but there's some background information here:… Continue

Added by Julie L on July 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 22 Comments

LVAS - 6 Dogs Need Foster/Adopt (Pharoah Hound and more)

This goes along with Maureen's post below. Here are 6 of the dogs needing foster/adopt. These dogs are at the Las Vegas Animal Shelter and need foster or forever homes ASAP. The Shelter is completely full and these dogs need to get out as soon as possible.

If you can foster of adopt call Maureen at 5O5 426-8203.

Rex; Handsome Orange Boy, Wiggly, Happy, A Joy, 1 year old. Neutered. all shots current.

Billy: Pharoah Hound… Continue

Added by Julie L on March 3, 2010 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Countdown to a hip replacement

Just 6 more days and I'm not sure I'm ready. It still feels like an elective surgery and how do I look him in the eyes and communicate to him that this is in the long term going to make him more comfortable?

Marlin was one of my SFAS foster dogs I adopted 7 years ago when he was one. Soon I noticed he wasn't putting all his weight on one hind leg. The surgeon in ABQ told me he had a hip that wasn't in great shape, but his knee was worse. He got TPLO (knee) surgery so his ACL wouldn't… Continue

Added by Julie L on February 11, 2010 at 9:41pm — 5 Comments

The Rewards of Fostering

Do you remember your first dog? The best memories of my childhood involved the dogs I grew up with. This is a photo of one of my former foster dogs with her new family. I had a good feeling about this family right off the bat. We met at the dog park and Santana and their daughter instantly bonded. It all came together. Last summer Maureen put the desperate call out needing a foster home for a dog in Las Vegas days away from being put down. Many Scoop… Continue

Added by Julie L on January 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

First Act of 2010 - Governor "pardons" K-9 prison dogs!

From Celina of People for Animal Welfare of NM: "As his first official act of 2010, our Governor has "pardoned" Ace and Echo, the specially-trained K-9 prison dogs. They'll be retired and go home with their handlers!!! ALL OF YOU are responsible for the Governor's act!!! It was done only because YOU DELUGED his and other offices with calls and e-mails!!! And -- the Governor has also directed that the general policy concerning conditions in which prison K-9s are kept -- be re-evaluated. YES!!!… Continue

Added by Julie L on January 1, 2010 at 3:01pm — 4 Comments

Foster Dog Naming Contest!

I got a new foster dog from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter today and she doesn't have a name yet. Any ideas? I'll take suggestions through noon on New Year's Day. There's no prize, except the satification of winning and passing on a name to a dog with a bright future! She's 11 months, "lab mix," a skinny 35 lbs. VERY sweet, very submissive, VERY shy. She loves to be with other dogs and play. I think she looks a bit like Claudia's dog, Max, with a cute… Continue

Added by Julie L on December 29, 2009 at 6:00pm — 31 Comments

Giving Them a Second Chance - Transporting Dogs

Our local shelters and rescues work very hard to find local homes for all the dogs who come to them. The reality is there are not enough people locally who are willing to adopt them. There are some shelters in Colorado that are willing to take some of the dogs in (thanks in large part to the success of the Denver area's spay-neuter program which has resulted in a decline of strays and puppy litters at the shelters' door step).

If you are… Continue

Added by Julie L on December 20, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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