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
Thanks to Claudia for finding what seems to be Sadie's forever home! Claudia forwarded Sadie's photo to a friend and it was love at first sight! Also big thanks to Claudia for helping get the paperwork taken care of with the SF Shelter. Today was a happy new beginning for Sadie. Thank you Claudia!!!! Santana (with Dew Paws Rescue) is still available for adoption in case any of you know anyone looking for a very affectionate, social, and loyal… Continue
Here are photos of the dogs in the most dire need. Please see Donna's post below for the rest of the story and contact information.
Added by Julie L on November 3, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Maureen with Animal Welfare Coalition sent out an email last week needing help transporting 4 dogs from the Las Vegas AS to Longmont. I happened to be driving to Denver last week and took Lady, Abby, George, and Dexter to CO (BTW George is a pit mix - Longmont takes pits!!!). LVAS is still overwhelmed with too many animals and not enough adopters. I met 2 great and dedicated LVAS employees who do all they can for the dogs on a very tight budget.… Continue
Both dogs are still available! If any of you know of anyone looking for pet companions please pass this on. I'm fostering Santana (shepherd) and Sadie (lab) in Santa Fe. Both are females about a year old. Both are very "other dog" friendly and would do great in a home with another dog. Santana was close to being euthanized because the small NM shelter needed space for new dogs coming in. Dew Paws Rescue stepped in and gave her another chance. Sadie is… Continue
This male shepherd mix has been living in the Siringo-Rail Trail area for weeks or months. He has been reported to Animal Services and they tried to trap him back when he was on high school property with no luck. Two friends, Sue and Tracy have been working on building trust and he'll get maybe 5 feet from them, but then any move will make him bolt. He's very smart. I saw him yesterday and he seemed to want to play with my foster dog Santana but was… Continue
I came across this horse on the Caja del Rio today and it's likely he was abandonded there. The Livestock Board inspector said more horses are being abandonded on public lands because the nearest slaughter house was shut down. He was on the 24 Road 1/2 mile south of the cinder pit, not far from the Horse Park. The inspector had another report of this horse and the permittees are going to try catch him tomorrow. If caught the inspector posts him for a… Continue