Santa Fe Scoop

Local animal news in brief, Aug. 25, 2016

Adoption event features bunnies

The New Mexico House Rabbit Society is hosting a bunny adoption event Sunday in Albuquerque.

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department, 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE. Volunteers will be on hand to talk about house bunnies, offer free nail trims and help make matches with adoptable bunnies.

Find a furry friend at Woofstock

The Santa Fe animal shelter is joining animal-rescue groups statewide Saturday, Sept. 10, for a multiagency adoption event and pet expo in Edgewood.

The sixth annual Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival, presented by the Petco Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Athletic Complex, 502 N.M. 344 Edgewood. It features fun for the family and a low-cost mobile vaccination clinic.

The fundraiser for Edgewood Animal Control celebrates the bond between humans and their animals. Activities include a lure course, barrel racing and canine fly ball, along with guest speakers, live music and a photo booth for children.

Lead the parade with your pet

The Santa Fe animal shelter is urging families with pets adopted from the shelter to join them in this year’s Children’s Pet Parade.

The shelter will once again take the lead as the grand marshal of Desfile de Los Niños as part of the Santa Fe Fiesta. The parade is Saturday, Sept. 10.

Those wishing to join the shelter and its volunteers are asked to gather by 7:45 a.m. at the parade staging area at the New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E. Alameda St. The parade starts at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Devin White at

The event ends with an awards ceremony on the Plaza.

Let your dog take a dip

The Santa Fe animal shelter and the city’s Parks and Recreation Division are teaming up Saturday, Sept. 10, for fun-filled splash for dogs.

The fourth annual Doggy Dip will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bicentennial Pool at Alto Park.

The event includes swimming for dogs in the big pool and the wading pool. Gift bags with coupons, goodies and treats will be given to the first 100 participants with dogs.

Only dogs will be allowed in the pools, although volunteers will help dogs in the large swimming pool. A wading pool is available for those dogs who may not be comfortable in the larger pool.

Admission is $10 per dog, with all proceeds benefitting the shelter. The pool is at 1121 Alto St., near Alto Park. For more information, call 505-955-2503.

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