New Mexico's Pet ResourceSUMMER 2005


REGIONAL AND STATE
ANIMAL NEWS AND VIEWS

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ANIMAL HUMANE ASSOCIATION

Low-cost Shot/Microchip Clinic (615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque)
Sunday, June 5, 1- 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, 1- 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 7, 1- 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 11, 1- 4 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars!

Animal Humane Association reminds you that it’s not too early to think about this years Doggie Dash and Dawdle, Sunday, November 6th at Balloon Fiesta Park.  Each year thousands of canines and their human companions gather for a morning of “dashing and dawdling,” along with lots of fun activities.  Mark your calendar and watch for further details.  It’s sure to be a barkin’ good time!

Camp Love A Pet

  Camp Love A Pet offers a summer of fun for children who love animals.  This popular program is held at the Animal Humane Association shelter, 615 Virginia SE from 8-noon for two weeks.  Three sessions for children 10-13 are held throughout the summer.  Call Marissa at 505-255-5523 x121 for more information.

BENEFIT FOR ALBUQUERQUE CAT ACTION TEAM

“Feline Shake and Bake Dance Festival and Flea Market” on July 31, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., MCM Elegante Hotel Ballroom (formerly the Mountain View Holiday Inn), University and Menaul, Albuqueruqe. Donations at the door to honor the Egyptian Cat Goddess, Bastet and her furry, feline friends at A.C.A.T. (For Festival details see Amaya’s website at www.maria.amaya.com.)

NEW MEXICO’S WEEK FOR THE ANIMALS SEPTEMBER 19TH TO 25TH

Did you know that only three states officially devote a week every year for the promotion of animal welfare (Utah, Ohio, and New Mexico)? This year, New Mexico’s Week for the Animals will include another full roster of events: local pet adoption fairs, discount spaying and neutering, humane education classes, seminars for teachers and youth leaders, a statewide publicity campaign, museum and library displays and lectures, Boy Scout and Girl Scout participation, and an awards ceremony at the Plaza in Santa Fe on September 25th.

The success of New Mexico’s Week depends on local participation. For more about what you can do, contact Jane Carson at P.O. Box 22985, Santa Fe, NM 87502-2985, or e-mail her at animalweek@aol.com. You can also go to their website (www.animalweek.org) for a commitment form if your local group wants to participate in any of the above activities.

SOWING SEEDS WORKSHOP JULY 30TH AND 31ST

The International Institute for Humane Education’s Sowing Seeds workshop, to be held in Albuquerque at the Immanual Presbyterian Church at 114 Carlisle Blvd SE, will deal with engaging others in making positive choices for people, animals and the earth, and finding solutions to global problems. It will include new approaches to teaching about human rights, environmental preservation, animal protection, and cultural issues.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Registration is offered on a sliding scale from $45 to $145 ($40 for students) based on ability to pay. For more information, go to IIHE’s web site at http://www.IIHEd.org/events/albuquerque05.html. Participants can register by emailing sowingseeds@IIHEd.org or by calling 207-785-2224.

The International Institute for Humane Education is a non-profit organization that helps create a just, sustainable and peaceful world by training people to be humane educators. It also offers the first Master of Education distance-learning degree program in humane education through an affiliation with Cambridge College as well as the first Humane Education Certificate Program in the U.S.

ABQDog’s FIFTH ANNUAL “DOGS FOR ALL SEASONS”
BENEFIT PHOTO CONTEST

It’s summer again and time for ABQDog to announce its annual “Dogs For All Seasons” photo contest to benefit the Animal Humane Association and Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare. Photos must be received by July 31, 2005. Details and entry information are available at www.abqdog.com/contest.shtml.

Now in its fifth year, the photo contest has raised thousands of dollars for local rescue groups that administer spay/neuter programs and promote adoption of abandoned dogs. Contest winners will appear in the 2006 “Dogs For All Seasons” calendar. All entry fees and proceeds from the sale of the calendar go to the Animal Humane Association and Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare.

2ND ANNUAL ELDORADO SUMMER PUGNIC FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT
NEW MEXICO PUG RESCUE

Saturday, August 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring your Pugs and small dogs and join us for lots of fun in beautiful Eldorado. Admission is by donation and door prizes will be awarded. Our doggie contests will include: Best Homemade Costume, Best Store-bought Costume, Best Trick, Curliest Tail, and Most Wrinkles. We have cool prizes for the winners and their people. Raffle tickets will be sold for a $150 cash prize. Our Silent Auction will have something for everyone. We will also have hot dogs, a variety of chips, sodas and waters. There’ll be lots of shade, chairs and a large yard for the doggies to play in. Don’t miss it! Please call Monika at 505-690-4966 for details (95 Verano Loop, Santa Fe 87508).

KUDOS TO MAYOR CHAVEZ AND DUKES

It’s amazing what a puppy can do.

Mayor Martin Chavez has been pro-animal during this term as mayor by proposing Scooby’s law, pushing for the ban on cockfighting, supporting stronger animal regulations in Albuquerque, and stressing the importance of spay and neuter, as well as adoption, in ending pet overpopulation.

Now he has a new sidekick. Mayor Chavez adopted Dukes, a Labrador/Australian Shepherd mix from the city’s Eastside Animal Care Center this winter. Dukes, named for Albuquerque’s former baseball team, has become the Mayor’s constant companion. He is seen in City Hall, at business meetings, and now in a TV commercial touting adoption.

As the mascot for the mayor’s animal welfare campaign, Dukes is doing his part to show off the benefits of adoption. Mayor Chavez has stated that he is committed to ending euthanasia in the city animal shelters within the next couple of years and making Albuquerque a “no-kill” city.

PETroglyphs applauds this effort and recognizes Dukes and the Mayor for their work on behalf of animals.

WE’LL MISS YOU, KATE RINDY

Animal people all over the state are trying to imagine what it will be like without the leadership of Kate Rindy, the compassionate and irreplaceable Director of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society. After a very productive ten years, she’s departing New Mexico soon to pursue a new life in Massachusetts. She leaves behind a brand new shelter that she fought long and hard for: two large buildings and 30,000 square feet of space on Caja del Rio Road southwest of town.

Kate Rindy achieved national recognition during the Cerro Grande Fire in Los Alamos in May 2000, when she opened the Santa Fe Shelter 24/7 to more than 700 displaced animals. She’s also been at the forefront of efforts to help create more legal protection for animals and to teach children the importance of respect for animals. Because of her, the less affluent can now get their animals vaccinated and spayed or neutered through the shelter clinic or the traveling spay/neuter van, and the foster animal program to create more adoptable dogs and cats and and cut the euthanasia rate has flourished.

PETroglyphs thanks Kate Rindy for all she’s done for the animals of New Mexico and wishes her the best in the future.

PETROGLYPHS WANTS YOU!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PETroglyphs is looking for animal people to help us make the paper run more efficiently. We know the right people are out there just waiting to be asked. This is your invitation to take advantage of these volunteer opportunities available now.

1. AD MANAGER(S)

We are looking for two people willing to find advertisers and sponsors for the PETroglyphs print edition and the website. It would be ideal to find one person for northern New Mexico and one for southern New Mexico since our readership extends throughout the state.

2. CIRCULATION MANAGER

This person would manage and update mailing lists and work directly with our distributors.

3. DIRECT MAIL MANAGER

This person would oversee the bulk mailing of each PETroglyphs issue. Duties would include: Preparing and organizing the mailing, filling out the post office paperwork, and delivering the boxes to the Main Post Office in Albuquerque. This job would take about 5-10 hours, four times a year. We need someone from Albuquerque to be in charge of this, but we could use extra workers to do the preparation work.

4. DISTRIBUTION MANAGERS

This job is ideal for people who like to meet others in the animal community. These people would be in charge of distributing issues of PETroglyphs directly to veterinary offices, groomers, pet supply stores, restaurants, and other animal places. It would require a car and several hours of your time, four times a year. We particularly need distributors in: Albuquerque for established routes along 4th Street, Downtown, and the Northeast Heights, and people to develop routes in: Las Cruces, Silver City and other areas of southern New Mexico.

5. RESOURCE DIRECTORY MANAGER

This person would be responsible for updating, researching additions, and uploading information to the Animal Resource Directory we maintain on the website. This is ideal for a detail person who is willing to work from home.

6. EVENT COORDINATOR(S)

People willing to do tabling for PETroglyphs at animal events and help develop and coordinate fundraising events for PETroglyphs. Great job for the outgoing “people” people in our audience.

7. WRITERS

We are always interested in writers for PETroglyphs. Please look at the “Writers’ Guidelines” in this issue on page 2.

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