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Local animal news in brief, March 30, 2017

Free workshop covers adoption options

Petfinder will bring nationally known animal welfare speakers to lead a free educational workshop in Albuquerque.

Adoption Options, sponsored by the Petfinder Foundation and co-hosted by the Santa Fe animal shelter and Animal Humane in Albuquerque, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at Sheraton Albuquerque, 2600 Louisiana Blvd., N.E. The workshop tours through the country and is designed to engage and connect animal welfare professionals and provide them with solution-based approaches to adoption challenges.

Breakfast and lunch are provided for participants.

Topics include managing and overcoming resistance to change, customer service for animal welfare professionals, helping pets by supporting people, training to adopt through behavior and enrichment and getting the most out of Petfinder.

Those who attend have a chance to win an exclusive grant from the Petfinder Foundation and a Kuranda bed for their agency. To register online visit,


Animal sanctuary celebrates collective birthday

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary and Hospice will hold its collective birthday party and open house in May.

The two-day event will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13 and May 14. Organizers said the open house and party is a great way for the whole family to meet the sanctuary’s many happy and healthy senior animals in a serene and peaceful country setting. Both days feature free talks and demonstrations on wellness care for animals.

Kindred Spirits, founded and operated by Ulla Pedersen, offers sanctuary and hospice care to poultry, horses and dogs. The sanctuary is located at 3749-A N.M. 14. For more information, call the sanctuary 505-471-5366 or visit the website at


Gallery hosts pet adoption event, fundraiser

A Santa Fe art gallery is hosting a pet adoption event and live art demonstration in support of homeless animals.

The event, in celebration of National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road. Billed as Canyon Road’s first-ever shelter adoption event and live demonstration benefit, the event will feature clay animals by Kari Rives, bronze sculptures by Fran Nicholson and allegorical oil paintings by Amanda Banker and others.

If a commission is ordered, the customer will receive 20 percent off the retail price, which will be donated to the Santa Fe animal shelter. In addition, 10 percent of other gallery sales for the weekend will be donated to the shelter.

The Santa Fe animal shelter will have pets available for adoption at the event.

Many works will be created specifically for the event, organizers said. It will be catered by the Loyal Hound for humans and Tulliver’s Pet Food Emporium for the adoptees and their guests. Ellen Hutchins, owner of Tulliver’s, will be at event and will provide nutritional information on pets.

For more information, contact the gallery at 505-983-0433.




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