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Local animal news in brief, Dec. 1, 2016

Brewery hosts adoption event

A special pet adoption event will be held at Santa Fe brewery that is also offering a portion of its beer sales to the Santa Fe animal Shelter.

The Pulls for Pups adoption event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Rowley Farmhouse Ales, 1405 Maclovia St. The brewery, which specializes in rustic farmhouse and sour ales, has a heated outdoor patio where dogs are welcome.

“The heated patio is the perfect place to sip on some of this year’s best winter brews and warm up with a delicious lunch,” organizers said. “What’s better than that!”

The Santa Fe animal shelter will have several dogs available for adoption at the event. The brewery is donating $1 from every pint poured from designated tap that has a carved dog head to the shelter.

For more information, call the brewery at 505-428-0719.

Documentary showcases nonprofit’s work

A free screening of a documentary on the work of a nonprofit that helps homeless people with their animals will be shown Saturday, Dec. 17.

The short film, Sometimes, Love Has No Address, will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 17 at The Screen, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. The screening features an opportunity to learn about the Street Homeless Animal Project, meet the executive director and learn about the group. Refreshments will be served.

The film by Free Bear and Stuart Penny offers a peek into the group’s work and what life is like on the street for hundreds of Santa Fe’s homeless people and their companion animals. The film was created for and donated to the project.

SHAP, founded and led by Karen Cain, provides pet food, veterinary care and spay/neuter services for the animal companions of homeless people in the area. Cain founded SHAP in 2010 after working for years in the homeless community as a licensed counselor and homeless advocate.

For more information about the event or the project, please call 505-501-4933.

Shelter stories help earn grants

Two adoption stories from the Santa Fe animal shelter are among 54 finalists in the Petco Holiday Wishes campaign that could earn the shelter grant money.

Through December, Petco Foundation plans to award the shelters with stories chosen as finalists a grant between $5,000 and $100,000. A People’s Choice award also will be chosen based on votes. The top vote getters have a chance to win a $25,000 grant, two $10,000 grants and a $5,000 award.

Jude Heimel, a volunteer with the shelter who suffers from hearing loss, submitted a winning story about Lacey, her service dog who alerts her to the sounds around them and offers the best antidote for loneliness. Jamie Meridith, a shelter staff member, submitted a winning story about the joy in being together with her rescue dog, Lester. She writes that wide-open spaces offer best friends a pathway to healing.

Both stories, along with the other finalists, are available for reading and voting at Voting for the People’s Choice award runs through Dec. 31.

People can also follow the announcement of grant awards as they happen on the foundation’s Facebook page,

Kindred Spirits hosts holiday celebration

A Santa Fe sanctuary that cares for elderly and hospice dogs, horses and poultry has set its annual holiday celebration for Saturday, Dec. 10.

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary’s celebration is a time for people to meet the sanctuary’s newest arrivals, visit with new and old friend and say hello to all the senior dogs, horses and poultry, organizers said. It’s also a time to reflect on the year past, and remember those elder animals who have passed on. “We will celebrate those in our care and the many blessings in our daily life,” said Ulla Pedersen, the sanctuary’s founder and director.

The celebration begins at 4 p.m. at the sanctuary, 3749-A N.M. 14, about a half-mile past the Lone Butte General Store. A tour of the sanctuary begins at 4:30 and will be followed by a meditation and lighting of the sanctuary’s live tree at 5:30 p.m. Vegan refreshments and hot cider will be served.

For more information, contact the sanctuary at 505-471-5366.

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