Santa Fe Scoop

Local animal news in brief, Feb. 12, 2017

February promotion helps homeless, pets

A nonprofit that helps homeless people and their dogs is encouraging businesses to participate in its Project from the Heart program.

The monthlong promotion from Street Homeless Animal Project aims to raise awareness and donations for those living on the streets with their animals. The group asks individuals and businesses to consider a donation to help homeless people and their pets. Those who donate will be featured on the group’s website and receive a flyer about their support.

For more information about the program or to donate, visit the website at

Rabbit group hosts adoption event

A statewide volunteer rabbit rescue group is hosting an adoption event and offering free nail trimming for house rabbits Saturday in Santa Fe.

The New Mexico House Rabbit Society is hosting the event with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart Santa Fe, 3561 Zafarano Drive. The event, in conjunction with February’s Adopt A Rabbit Month, will feature several rabbits available for adoption. Volunteers also will on hand to offer advice on rabbit care, share stories and offer free nail trimming for area house rabbits.

The shelter also will have cats and dogs available for adopting during the PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption event. The shelter’s mobile adoption team will be at the store from noon to 3 p.m. To view adoptable animals, visit the shelter’s website at

Shelter reduces dog adoption fees

The Santa Fe animal shelter is reducing the adoption fees on many adult dogs through the month.

The adoption fee for adult dogs is $25 through February; the fee for puppies and Shelter Heroes is half off. “The goal, as with any shelter, is to get as many animals as possible great homes,” said Dylan Moore, the director of adoptions. “We think February should be the month of love and we hope an adoption incentive

To view available adoptable animals, visit the shelter’s website,

Shelter seeks doghouses

The Santa animal shelter’s Pet Outreach program is looking for more doghouses to help those who need better outdoor shelter for their animals.

The neighborhood canvassing program helps residents strengthen the bond with their pets through education, spay/neuter incentives, behavior training help and improving a dog’s outdoor living situation, which may include help with fencing issues or providing dog houses. Shelter Outreach employees work closely with city and county animal services to ensure outdoor companion animals have healthy and safe living structures.

Those interested in donating doghouses or offering other services are asked to call 505-474-0515. Doghouses may be dropped off at the Pet Outreach office, 2570 Camino Entrada, at the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road, or the shelter’s resale stores, Look What the Cat Dragged In, 2570 Camino Entrada or 541 W. Cordova Road.

New clinic hosts open house

A new Santa Fe veterinary clinic that features holistic services is hosting a series of open houses to meet its staff and learn about its care.

Integrative Veterinary Wellness, 2001 Vivigen Way, Suite B, offers acupuncture, counseling, Bach flower remedies, Reiki, preventive screenings, immunotherapy and discounted dental care. The open houses are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Veterinarians at the clinic include Peter Seitz, Louise SaintOnge and Sophia Krajewski. For more information about services and appointments, call 505-467-8037.


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