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…Continue
Santa Fe County Commissioner, Kathy Holian recently sent this email out. Attend if you can, or email Kathy your support: Kathleen.Holian@comcast.net . 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…Continue
Just breaks my heart.Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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
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.
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
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
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).
Sasha is from the Espanola Valley Humane Society and currently in foster care in Santa Fe. She really worked the crowd at the annual holiday tree decorating event, getting belly rubs from anyone she thought had a free hand!
I found this Thanksgiving morning in an open space where I take my dogs for a walk that has a lot of coyote activity. Notice it's faded and rusted. It'd been out there at least a year. There is a pet's name and phone number on the tag.
Great article Ben. What wonderful work this couple does! True there's still a lot of work to be done here, but my hope is as we make progress in the US we can start sending more and more support to other countries. I've worked in Africa, mostly the Congo Basin and the circumstances of the dogs in the urban areas broke my heart (in the forest with the tribes they were a bit better off). I'd bring flea/tick drops with me and feed any dog that I could… Continue