New Mexico's Pet ResourceSUMMER 2008


REGIONAL AND STATE ANIMAL NEWS AND EVENTS


ALBUQUERQUE:

ALBUQUERQUE CAT ACTION TEAM – A.C.A.T. – ANNUAL RAFFLE

Tickets on sale at PetSmart, Academy and Wyoming every Friday, 4:00-8:00 p.m., every Saturday, 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m., every Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $2.00 each or $10.00 for six. The drawing will be August 23rd at PetSmart.

Prizes:

  • Framed, hand-painted cat artwork - $200
  • Cut & color from Hair by Felice - $150
  • Mary Kay gift basket - $150
  • Sweet Tomatoes gift certificates - $100
  • Cedar Crest Fitness 2 month membership - $100
  • Magic Show gift certificate - $100
  • Pet sitting gift certificate - $100
  • Exam & microchip from Uptown Cat Hospital - $100
  • …and more

For a complete list of prizes check our website at www.PetroglyphsNM.org/events.html

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – BEST FRIENDS PET SERVICES
First Monday of each month beginning June 2 – 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, Albuquerque.
Pre-registration is required.

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – SOURCE FOR CREATING SACREDNESS
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque.
Pre-registration is required.
For information or to register, contact Ann Beyke at petlosscounselor@aol.com or call at 505-265-3087 (office) or 505-239-8794 (cell). Sliding scale fees are available in an effort to ensure that anyone who wants to attend can, regardless of income or ability to pay.

SOUTHWEST CANINE CORPS OF VOLUNTEERS
Read to the Dogs – A program that allows children to practice their reading skills by reading to registered therapy dogs. Please register in advance. Reading sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

  • Cherry Hills Library, 857-8321
    Dogs are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month at 1 p.m.
  • East Mountain Library, 281-8508
    Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 p.m.
  • Lomas Tramway Library, 291-6295
    Dogs are available on the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 1 p.m.
  • Los Griegos Library, 761-4020
    Dogs are available on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3-5 p.m.
  • Main Library, 768-5136
    Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 p.m.

DELTA SOCIETY PET PARTNERS PROGRAM
Read with “Chance” at the Wyoming Library, 291-6264 “Chance” is available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 10:30 a.m.

SANTA FE:

KINDRED SPIRITS
July 26 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Art Show featuring Ruth Tatter’s paintings (www.marigoldarts.com/tatterR.html). Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749-A Hwy. 14, Santa Fe (505) 471-5366 Workshops: Mid to late June - "End of Life Care" Early September - "Wills and Estate Planning for the Pet that Outlives You" Please check the website www.kindredspiritsnm.org for specific dates.

NATIONAL:

MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION - “THANK YOUR VET FOR A HEALTHY PET” CONTEST
Morris Animal Foundation’s second annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet Contest opens June 1. The national short-essay contest honors America’s veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and strengthening the bond we have with our pets. The contest is conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) and sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and DOG FANCY, CAT FANCY and Veterinary Practice News magazines.

The nationwide essay contest runs from June 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008. Essays can be no longer than 300 words and should address four areas: 1) the veterinarian’s outstanding care and treatment to clients, 2) commitment to the human-animal bond, 3) service to the community, and 4) devotion to the veterinary profession. For rules and to enter online, go to www.ThankYourVet.org after June 1. Entries can also be mailed to Morris Animal Foundation, Thank Your Vet Contest, 10200 E. Girard Ave., Ste. B430, Denver, CO 80231. Entries must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2008. Entries must follow the official contest rules to be considered. To receive a printed copy of the rules, call 800.243.2345.

“ZOOTOO TO THE RESCUE SWEEPSTAKES”
(http://zootoo.com/rescues)
$26,000 in prizes to winning animal rescue groups
Grand prize ($10,000), runner up ($3000), thirteen finalists ($1000)
Sweepstakes: March 24, 2008-September 30, 2008.

Zootoo.com is a pet community website. Zootoo.com recognizes many rescue groups are under funded. To participate in the rescue sweepstakes, go to http://zootoo.com/rescues and follow the instructions. The lucky rescue will need the help of their community to win the prize. Check out this sweepstakes and future contests.


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