Winter 2009 Newsletter



Regional Events and News

EVENTS:

PRAIRIE DOG PALS - ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
James Joseph Dwyer Memorial Police Substation located at 12700 Montgomery Blvd, NE., Albuquerque.
The public is invited to attend and to meet a "spokes-dog ambassador for their species." Contact 296-1937 to RSVP.

Prairie Dog Day
Monday, February 2, 2009
A uniquely southwestern take on Groundhog Day. This special day, created to bring the plight of this beleaguered species to public attention, has been recognized by the City of Albuquerque since 2003. Please contact Prairie Dog Pals at 296-1937 for information on promoting a brighter future for prairie dogs in 2009.

Prairie Dog Pals Annual Garage Sale
Saturday, May 23, 2009. (Tentative date)
Now is the time to clear out the burrow! Please donate those unusual, charming and unique household items to help urban prairie dogs relocate to new digs in the wild. Contact Ray Watt for details: 237-0347.

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS
Pre-registration required; each session is $20; sliding scale fee available.
For information, contact Ann Beyke M.A., LPC at petlosscounselor@aol.com or 505-265-3087.

  First Monday of the month - 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, Albuquerque
  Second and fourth Tuesday of the month - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque
  Third Saturday of the month, 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
    Animal Humane, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque

NEWS:

House Rabbit Society (HRS) is an international rabbit rescue organization based in Richmond, California with chapters and locations throughout the world. HRS New Mexico is a small collection of dedicated volunteers working to help rabbits who need homes in the Albuquerque area. See our rabbits available for adoption: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NM110.html or contact Bill Velasquez at bill@rabbit.org or by phone at 505-292-6030. Visit House Rabbit Society for care and behavior information on rabbits, and to see if a rabbit is the right pet for you: www.rabbit.org

Prairie Dog Pals has tentatively agreed to partner with the City of Albuquerque on a project that will ultimately re-landscape the area occupied by the prairie dog colony at Indian School and Tramway. In an effort to preserve the colony, the City has offered to work with Prairie Dog Pals to provide a more natural setting for the area. Prairie Dog Pals will "adopt" the area when the work is done. If you would like to volunteer in early 2009 to help with the planting and maintenance, please contact Prairie Dog Pals at 296-1937.

If all goes well, the area at Indian School and Tramway will be a natural environment populated with prairie dogs and native, drought resistant, plants. Please work with Prairie Dog Pals and the city to make this happen.


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