Summer 2010 Magazine

Summer 2010 Regional Events and News



Animal Handling Class
Saturday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Westside Animal Shelter, 11800 Sunset Gardens SW
Second class in a two-part requirement to volunteer for the pets at Animal Welfare.
Friday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kirtland Air Force Base, Hardin Field.
Special low fee adoptions for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats!
Fall Adoptathon
Sept 10, 11 & 12
(Fri. 12:00-5:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00-5:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00-4:00 p.m.)
PetSmart (Coors Bypass) and PetSmart (Eubank & I-40)
Weems International Artfest
Friday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. 0 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 12, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
State Fair Grounds
Watermelon Holiday Event
Friday, December 17, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Petsmart at Coors Bypass near Cottonwood Mall
For more info contact: Animal Welfare, (505) 768-1975

Sunday, August 22
We are looking for raffle prize donations. Please ask anyone you know who owns a restaurant, salon, entertainment venue, etc. if they would like to donate. A.C.A.T. is a nonprofit organization, all donations are tax free. We are asking help selling tickets as well. Visit the A.C.A.T. website, download tickets, make copies and sell them to everyone you know. Call 505-323-2228 or email with questions.

Shot Clinics
Fridays: July 23, August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
AHNM, 615 Virginia St. SE, (505) 217-0300
First come, first serve. Clinics open to public regardless of income, prices are the same for everyone. Vaccines, microchips, canine heartworm testing/preventive medication.
July Tail Date
Saturday, July 24, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Barley Room, 5200 Eubank NE, Albuquerque.
Join Animal Humane's social club for dog lovers at the July Tail Date event. Sponsored by Local IQ, this is the perfect event to attend with your pup! Get more details at
Travelin' Jack's Potty Party
Saturday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Doggie Door Door Company, 1431 Eubank Blvd. NE
Get more information at
Artists for the Animals
Saturday, August, 14, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque. (505) 242-5289
Artists, art lovers and animal lovers will gather for Animal Humane New Mexico's annual Artists for the Animals event. Visit for tickets.
Fall Adopt-a-thon
Friday, September 24-26, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Animal Humane's Main Campus, 615 Virginia SE
In celebration of Animal Humane's 45th Anniversary, visit Animal Humane for the first time or come see all the changes since your last adoption. This weekend also marks the Grand Opening of the Dog Park! Find your Best Pet Ever. Contact for more information.
Doggie Dash and Dawdle
November 7
(More details later and at
Animal Humane's Mobile Adoption Unit
For a schedule of stops check at or call 505-255-5523.
Animal Humane's Free Behavioral Hotline:
(505)938-7900 Daily
This free service is available to all pet owners who are experiencing behavior problems with their dogs and cats. Animal Humane's trained behavior coaches are available to answer questions and provide tips on everything from housetraining to living with multiple animals in one home.

Barks and Bubbles
Saturday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TLC Vet Clinic, (one block north of Menaul on Pennsylvania)
Dog wash and fun event to benefit Luvin' Labs, a Labrador Retriever rescue organization in the Albuquerque area. For more information call: (505)362-0331 or visit:

Life's Better with Bunnies: an Introduction to the Care, Health, and Grooming of House Rabbits.
August 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Open Space Summer Series @ Elena Gallegos Park
Bunnies are the third most abandoned pet and the local chapter of the House Rabbit Society assists local shelters with placing bunnies in permanent loving homes. Come learn more about these fascinating, loving, gentle, valiant beings! This workshop is taught by Dr. Margo DeMello, President of the International House Rabbit Society and Criss Starr, Certified Pet Groomer and Vice President of the New Mexico House Rabbit Society. For more information contact NMHRS at 505-435-1996 or via email to You can also go to the city web link:

Pre-registration required; each session is $20, sliding scale fee available. For information, contact Ann Beyke M.A., LPC at or 505-265-3087.
First Monday of the month 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Best Friends Pet Services
Sunset Memorial Park, 925 Menaul NE, Albuquerque
Second Tuesday of the month - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, 9901 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque
Third Saturday of the month - 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Animal Humane New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albq.
Fourth Wednesday of the month - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque

Alumni Party and Mutt Strut
Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Contact (505) 771-0140
or get directions at
BBQ, Silent Auction, Raffle and fun for all. All are welcome with their dogs.
Critter Camp 2010, Session 3 Summer fun and education for ages 11-17. Five days of learning basic care and grooming techniques for dogs, cats, pigs, and rabbits. Check here for more information.
Sunday is a Funday - benefit coordinated by the Rio Rancho Kiwanis (The Mayor's Picnic & Pentathalon)
August 22, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Loma Colorado Park, Rio Rancho
Dog adoptions, plus items for sale - dolls, jewelry, & more.
Loads of activities for the whole family.
Fall Adoptathon
Sept 10, 11 & 12 (Fri. 12:00-5:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00-5:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00-4:00 p.m.)
PetSmart (Coors Bypass) and PetSmart (Eubank & I-40)
Puppies, kittens, dogs and cats from 13 rescue groups around New Mexico.
Golf Tournament Date to be announced
Chamisa Hills Country Club, Rio Rancho, NM
Benefit for Watermelon Mountain Ranch


San Juan Animal League Rabies Clinic
Sunday, July 11, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sycamore Park, 1051 Sycamore St.
Sunday, August 29, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Farmington Civic Center, 800 Municipal Dr.
Sunday, October 3, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Magee Park, 41 Road 5568
Sunday, November 14, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Magee Park, 41 Road 5568
For more information contact: San Juan Animal League, (505) 325-3366


Annual Art Show Fundraiser
July 31st, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We will be showing original art by Nancy McDevitt (oil on canvas), Judy Ewert (acrylics on canvas), and Wendy McEahern, photographer. All three artists are animal lovers and will include artwork representing many of our senior residents. A generous portion of sales will be donated to Kindred Spirits. For more info:

Barkin Ball 2010: Come Along Little Doggy
September 25, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Convention Community Center
Don't miss out on SFAS&HS's largest fundraiser of the year. This grand event will commemorate the wildest chapter in our states history, the wild west. Grab you "doggy" and don your duds for a fantastic evening of dancing, food and huge silent auction, including one of a kind items in the Best of the West. New this year: Howdy Neighbor Happy Hour in the courtyard at 5pm. Tickets on sale starting August 15th. Call 983-4309 x200. For more information or questions email


Animal Humane New Mexico
Animal Humane opened a new Westside Adoption and Training Center 10700 Corrales Road north of Alameda. It is open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. seven days a week. This location will be for adoptions only. There won't be any intakes here. Adoption fees range from $50-$135 which includes spay/neuter, shots, microchip and licenses. If an animal is adopted from Animal Humane, the training classes cost $75 for six classes. If the animal isn't adopted from Animal Humane, the cost of the six classes is $100. Dogs older than 6 months will have gone through behavior and personality testing. The phone number is 505-890-PETZ.

The main campus of Animal Humane New Mexico and the adoption center at 9132 Montgomery NE have "animal outfitters" stores where food and supplies are sold. At the Corrales store, Wags and Whiskers will give a 15% discount to new adopters for food and pet supplies.

The Eastside shelter, 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE, has re-opened the cattery. It now features two different units designed to improve disease prevention and animal care.

Animal Field Officers will now be taking cats found within the eastside boundaries to the Eastside shelter. If you have lost a cat, and live within the eastside boundaries, check at the Eastside shelter first. To learn where the boundaries are call (505) 768-1975.

Due to the economy, the Farmington City Council didn't budget any money to fund the proposed regional animal shelter during the next fiscal year, according to Steve Lynn in The Daily Times (MCT). Officials say it is still a priority but people wonder. The regional shelter would serve Farmington and San Juan County.

The new shelter would double the size of the Farmington Animal Shelter. City officials say the current shelter is too small and animals can't be kept very long. Due to lack of space most animals brought to the shelter are killed. Money has been spent to design the new shelter and buy land for it.

Funds raised for the new shelter through fundraising efforts are in an account waiting for the shelter plans to advance. The Pet Project, the local group heading the fundraising, has a goal of raising $1.5 million for the new regional shelter.

If you are interested in helping with this project, contact: The Pet Project at the City of Farmington Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs Department, 901 Fairgrounds Road, Farmington, NM 87401, (505) 599-1428.

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