New Mexico's Pet ResourceFALL 2004


REGIONAL AND STATE
ANIMAL NEWS AND VIEWS

HOWL-O-WEEN CAT SHOW
Put on your cat ears and join the fun at the Enchanted Cat Club Howl-O-Ween Cat Show. You’ll be treated to wonderful cats for adoption from local rescue groups, plenty of vendors with cat goodies for humans and cats, cat agility contests, and purebred cats by the dozens. Proceeds from the show go to local animal rescue groups to help pay medical care costs for rescued cats.

Dates: Saturday, October 30 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 31 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Adults: - $4 Seniors (65+): - $3 Children (3-12): $1
For further information call: 505-296-8869
Join in the fun and help the cats!

ANIMAL HUMANE ASSOCIATION OF NEW MEXICO LOW-COST SHOT/MICROCHIP CLINIC
615 Virginia SE (west of Wyoming/south of Zuni)
Albuquerque 505-255-5523
Sunday, October 3rd - 1- 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 7th - 1- 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 5th - 1- 4 p.m.

GET READY FOR A DAY OF DOGGONE FUN

Dust off your athletic shoes and get your canine buddy ready for the 22nd annual Doggie Dash and Dawdle to benefit Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, Sunday, November 7th at Balloon Fiesta Park.

A 5k timed run and 2 mile fun walk is open to humans and dogs. It’s not necessary to have a dog to be a part of the event but dogs will be available for rental. Team opportunities are open to businesses, community and civic groups. Lots of fun, food, prizes, pet products, demonstrations and rescue groups. Don’t miss it!

To find out more and register online go to www.ahanm.org or active.com or call 505-255-5523 x 105.

Animal Humane Association of New Mexico is a non-profit organization founded in 1965 to promote animal welfare and to foster humane attitudes. AHA runs the largest private animal shelter in the state along with four satellite adoption centers.

SAN JUAN ANIMAL LEAGUE PLANS CHRISTMAS FOR PETS
While the days are still long and the temperatures warm, San Juan Animal League is thinking of Christmas for Needy Pets. In what is quickly becoming a tradition, SJAL is planning its fifth annual holiday drive to provide food, toys, and services for pets in San Juan County.

Over the past four years, SJAL has partnered with the local chapter of the Salvation Army to identify families with pets that would benefit from additional supplies during the holiday season. Children from public and private schools in the Farmington and Bloomfield area have been an important part of the project, collecting food, making toys, and decorating boxes. The first year the program served about 15 families. By 2003, the number of pets in the program had swelled to over 400!

For 2004, Christmas for Needy Pets will work with local Senior Centers to coordinate supplies and services to benefit pets of San Juan County Senior Citizens. Beginning in late August, SJAL will begin to compile lists of Seniors and their pets, focusing on specific needs and wishes. This will help insure that individually tailored gift boxes will meet the needs of pets. As in the past, school-age volunteers will help create and distribute the gifts during the Christmas season.

More information on the Happy Holidays program is available on line at www.sanjuananimalleague.com. Donations toward the Happy Holidays program are always welcome, and/or if you know a Senior Citizen in San Juan County who could benefit from the program, please contact the League at 505-325-3366.

A.C.A.T. YARD SALE
A.C.A.T. will hold its semiannual yard sale on Saturday, October 2nd at Taylor Park, Indian School and Pennsylvania, Albuquerque. This will be a HOUSEHOLD GOODS sale, although we’ll add some books, videos and miscellaneous, and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will be collected in front of PETCO every Saturday in September from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Our prices are unbeatable.

NEW MEXICO’S WEEK FOR THE ANIMALS
Just a reminder that the 4th Annual New Mexico’s Week for the Animals will be taking place from September 19th to the 25th this year, with the Plaza Event on the 25th. For more on NMWFA activities and how you can participate, go to www.animalweek.org.

MILAGRO AWARDS 2004
Join us this year on Saturday, October 23rd, 5 p.m. in Santa Fe at the Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St. for the 2004 Milagro Awards! Since 2000, APNM has been “catching people in the act” of doing good things for animals, and recognizing them for their humanitarian efforts at its annual Milagro Awards ceremony.

APNM believes in publicly recognizing and thanking those who go out of their way to improve the lives of animals in New Mexico. By bestowing Milagro Awards on those in the community who have made a marked difference for animals, APNM gives public credit to champions for animals. We believe that by doing so, we make it clear that those who work to help animals and promote compassion will be held up as models in our communities.

APNM’s Milagro Awards recognize individual and collaborative acts of humane integrity in the following categories:

> Animal Award for exceptional animal courage and/or intelligence;
> Direct Animal Services Award for efforts that directly improved the lives of animals;
> Executive Director’s Award for outstanding support of APNM’s mission and program;
> Humane Education Award for innovative civic education efforts that foster humane ethics;
> Media Award for spotlighting animal issues with courage, creativity, integrity;
> Youth Award for youth activism, ethics, and bravery;
> Board of Director’s Award for lifelong commitment to promoting animal rights;
> Advocacy Award for advocacy efforts that promoted the compassionate treatment of animals;
> Spirit of the Mission Award for actions that bring about precedent-setting change with a national impact that advances the animal rights movement.

Each award is a silver medallion, designed and fabricated by San Juan Pueblo silversmith, Andrew Garcia.

Help support the Milagro Awards Program - become an underwriter of this important event. NOTE: Award underwriters will be recognized in publicity associated with the event and in the Milagro Awards program.

For more information, visit www.apnm.org, or call Tisha at 505-265-2322.

BARKIN’ BALL 2004
Barkin’ Ball is THE annual fundraising event held at Sweeney Center for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing (with or without your dog), canine costume contests, the Shelter Store, great raffles...and more. It will be held on October 2, 2004.

Typical Costume Contest categories include: Best Look-Alikes, Pet Tricks, and Best Costume. Separate costume for each category, PLEASE! Any well-behaved dog is welcome to attend. Human attire ranges from black tie to blue jeans, and costumes are encouraged (for both 2- and 4-legged attendees). For more information, contact the Santa Fe Animal Shelter at 505-983-4309 or email them at animals@sfhumanesociety.org.

ESPAÑOLA ANIMAL SHELTER SPONSORS
“ULTIMUTT AUCTION AND GALA”
The Española Animal Shelter will sponsor its 12th annual Ultimutt Auction and Gala on Saturday, November 20th beginning at 5 p.m. It will be held at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The highlight of the event will be a live auction, conducted by Steve Talbot. Donated items to be auctioned include original art, antiques, collectibless, and vacation packages. The evening will also feature a silent auction, as well as dinner and live music. The event’s honorary chairperson is Steve Stucker, from KOB-TV.

Tickets are $75 per person. Please call 505-989-8976 to reserve tickets. For more information, contact Mary Leatherberry at 505-984-9831.

The Ultimutt Auction and Gala is the shelter’s largest fundraising event of the year. Money raised goes to support the shelter’s programs to care for homeless, abused, and abandoned pet animals in northern New Mexico.

THANK YOU FROM HELPING PAWS
Helping Paws Sanctuary wants to thank Bobby Martinez and Desert Sun Motors in Alamogordo for donating a Chevy Astro Van to their volunteer group. Helping Paws Sanctuary supplies pet ood, donated by Wal-Mart, to needy animals in the Tularosa Basin.

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