Winter 2009 Newsletter

Remember the Animals

By Nancy Marano

At this time of year we all remember what we are thankful for in our lives. I'm grateful for my family and friends and the animals in my life. Animal people can't help but include the many animals who make their lives worthwhile. While the economy is tight this year, please don't forget the animals in your holiday giving plans. Here's a list of ways you can give to animals just to get your thought process going. No doubt you will come up with many more.


Locally there are many animal groups who will use your donations to help animals. One way to find a group is by checking the New Mexico Animal Resource Directory on our website here which lists rescue and breed groups in New Mexico. Locate the animal shelters and rescue groups in your part of the state, find out what they need most and then provide it to the best of your ability.

Read "Twenty Ways Kids Can Share the Holidays with Homeless Pets" with your children. Santa Fe website author Cathy Grace was inspired to launch Animal Shelter Tips by the homeless pets she's adopted. This will give you and your child many ideas for the coming year.

You can also donate pet food to The Storehouse, 106 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-6491 or at Helping Paws Pet Food Pantry at the Espaņola Humane Society. Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p. m., Espaņola Humane Society, 108 Hamm Pkwy., Espaņola. For more information, call (505) 470-1278.


If you want to help fund research to benefit all cats and dogs, the national foundations might be for you.

Winn Feline Foundation, founded by the Cat Fanciers' Association, and the International Feline Foundation, founded by The International Cat Association, do research into feline health concerns. To see a complete description of what these foundations do, read Cat Chat in this issue.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is the oldest nonprofit foundation funding canine health research. They also sponsor the Marcia Polimer Abrams fund for Canine Behavior Studies.

The Morris Animal Foundation funds studies on cats, dogs and many other animals. All funds donated to the foundation go to fund research designed to protect, treat and cure the world's animals.

Of course, PETroglyphs needs your donations to continue bringing you this newspaper on a regular basis. We appreciate every one of our readers and hope you feel the same about us.

PETroglyphs is celebrating its 2nd Annual "Un-Party" to make it easy for you to give. If you'd like to give by mail, our donation form is on page 2 of all of our newsletters. If you'd like to give online, you can donate securely by clicking the Paypal "Donate" button at the top right of each page on our site.

Nancy Marano is an award-winning author who is owned by two cats, Sammy and Rocky, and a Westie named Maggie May.

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