New Mexico's Pet ResourceFALL 2002


REGIONAL NEWS

ABQDog® ANNOUNCES DOGS OF SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST

ABQDog.com, a website providing "information for the Albuquerque dog," announces its second annual "Dogs of Summer" photo contest to benefit the Albuquerque Animal Humane Association (AHANM). Besides being feted on ABQDog's website, winners of this premier contest, depicting dogs enjoying summer in the Albuquerque area, will be showered with praise and prizes at AHANM's Annual "Doggie Dash," to be held at PetsMart, Sunday, November 3. Their owners will receive canine-friendly prizes provided by local merchants.

To enter, send your name, phone number, dog(s) name(s), and photo, along with a $5 check/money order payable to AHANM to one of the following addresses: AHANM/Dogs of Summer, P.O. Box 51205, Albuquerque, NM 87181 or ABQDog/Dogs of Summer, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

All forms of photos will be accepted: digital or print (any size). Photos will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Entries must be received by October 31, 2002!

Prizes for contest winners include a photo session with Kim Jew photography, a $50 gift certificate from Canine Country Club, gourmet treats from New Mexico's renowned Three Dog Bakery, a hand-beaded leather collar from Bow Wow Blues Dog Boutique, and more.

For more information call Rebecca Loring, Editor, ABQDog: 505-250-0325 or visit www.ABQDog.com


NEW MEXICO’S WEEK FOR THE ANIMALS SEPTEMBER 29TH THROUGH OCTOBER 5TH

For the third year New Mexico's Week for the Animals will bring together people throughout New Mexico--humane societies, shelters, animal welfare programs, schools, corporations and local government--to build a better world for all animals, both domestic and wild. Activities and events will focus on reducing pet overpopulation and euthanization and will include humane education for children and adults, children's art and literacy programs, discount spaying and neutering by local vets, seminars for teachers and youth leaders, museum and library displays, and a pet identification tag project.

The week will culminate in activities on the Santa Fe Plaza on October 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony, entertainment, pet adoption fairs, and talks and demonstrations about the domestic pets and wildlife of New Mexico. Visit www.animalweek.org for more details.


ASD CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Albuquerque Animal Services Division will be hosting a Halloween Adopt-a-thon on October 26, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All kids who come in a costume will get a Halloween surprise. ASD Staff will be in costume too!

Home for the Holidays on December 14, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will take place at the East and Westside shelters. The first 15 adoptions to families with children at each shelter will receive a stuffed toy.

If you'd like to make a difference, volunteer at Animal Services by walking a dog, petting a cat, or greeting the public in our lobby. For more information about volunteering at ASD, call Karen Davis at 505-764-1137.


PACA/AAR EVENTS IN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of the Dog Adoption clinic and Mini Pet Fair on Saturday, October 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the new Clark’s Pet Emporium at 4914 Lomas NE.

On Saturday, October 27th PACA/AAR will host a Halloween Bash and Costume Contest at Clark’s sponsored by VCA West Mesa from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. with Costume Parade and judging at 2:00 p.m. Participants who pay a $5 entry fee will receive a complimentary Trick- or-Treat bag with goodies. Other features will include bobbing for hot dogs, a bake sale, a tile and craft booth, and animal-related exhibits.

Every Saturday and Sunday in December pet photos with Santa will be taken at Clark’s Pet Store at 1200 Menaul NE.

On Saturday, December 7th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., the Kitty City 3rd Anniversary Open House will take place at Clark’s Pet Store. Kitty City is Albuquerque’s only cage-less cat habitat and adoption center. Light refreshments will be served.

From December 1st through January 2nd, come look at the Holiday Giving Trees at both Clark’s locations. They’ll be decorated with gift tags bearing pet-related gifting options. Each donor takes a tag and purchases the item to place under the tree for PACA/AAR.

To volunteer for any of the above events, please call Jane Long at 505-255-0275.


CATS! WILD TO MILD IS HELD OVER AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Cats! Wild to Mild” exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s been extended through January.

“Cats! Wild to Mild” focuses on the biology, natural history and conservation of domestic and wild cats. The Museum is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque and is accessible to persons with disabilities.


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