Winter 2011 Magazine

Winter 2011 Regional Events and News



2010 Holiday Adoptathon Extravaganza
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 parking lot-near Cottonwood Mall
10248 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Join Animal Welfare, its Mobile Lucky Paws Adoption Van, Watermelon Mountain Ranch and other rescue groups around New Mexico as they adopt puppies, kittens, dogs and cats at the PetSmart/Coors Bypass location. The adoptathon will also have a second location, at the PetSmart, 350 Eubank Blvd NE in Albuquerque (Eubank just south of I-40). Traditionally, one of New Mexico's largest adoption events. Don't forget low fees to adopt puppies, dogs, kittens and cats! Give the gift of family to a loving, deserving pet this holiday!
Fees for Cats: $40 for kittens under 6 mos. of age, $30 for kittens & cats older than 6 mos to 3 yrs. of age, $20 for Cats over 3 yrs old.
Fees for Dogs: $60 for puppies under 6 mos. of age, $50 for puppies & dogs older than 6 mos to 3 yrs. of age, $40 for dogs over 3 yrs old.
Senior Citizens (50 years of age and up according to AARP) and all Veterans with proper identification and documentation get a $10.00 discount from the above fees. For more information contact: Animal Welfare, (505) 768-1975

Saturday, January 8, 2011, 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Auditorium - Albuquerque Fire Academy, 11500 Sunset Gardens, Albuquerque, 505-768-1900. (Park in the west side parking lot.)
First class in a two-part requirement to volunteer for the pets in Animal Welfare.

2011 Mayor and First Lady's Dog Ball
Saturday, February 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Mayor Richard J. Berry, First Lady Maria Berry, First Dog Skip, the City of Albuquerque, Animal Welfare Department and Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres invite you and your canine best friend to join them for the 8th Annual Mayor & First Lady's Dog Ball Event. Enjoy a great evening together with your dog, hosted by Terrie Q. Sayre of 770-KKOB, benefitting Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres, the fundraising foundation for Albuquerque Animal Welfare.
Individual tickets-$100
Table of 8-$750

(**Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), "Friends of the Animal Welfare Department." Send payment to "Kennel Kompadres," c/o 139 Palacio Rd., Albuquerque, NM 87048. For tax purposes, you may deduct $75 of each ticket.)

Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble, Coronado Mall, Albuquerque.
Friday, 11/26, Tuesday, 11/30, Wednesday 12/1, Sunday, 12/5, Friday 12/17 and Monday, 12/20.
Gift wrap your holiday purchases from Barnes & Noble and donate to A.C.A.T. at the same time. For more information call 505-323-ACAT (2228) or email

Give To Homeless Pets This Holiday Season
December 6-20
All Animal Humane New Mexico locations.
Bring in pet food or kitty litter donation and pull an ornament from Animal Humane's holiday tree. Ornaments include vouchers for prizes and discounts. Help Animal Humane reach their goal of finding homes for 450 pets. During this two week period each pet comes with their own gift card redeemable for discounts on adoption fees.

Animal Humane's Veterinary Shot Clinic
Friday, January 7, 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday, February 4, 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m
615 Virginia Street SE
Second Friday's of each month. Open to the public, regardless of income, the shot clinics include: vaccines, microchips, and canine heartworm testing/preventative medication. Call 505-217-0300 for information.

StreetCat Companions Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic
Sunday, January 9 & Sunday, February 13
Call 505-217-0300 for more information.

Cat Behavior Seminar with Dr. Jeff Nichol
Monday, February 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Animal Humane Adoption and Training Center, 9132 Montgomery Blvd., Albuquerque
Register at: or 505-792-5131

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.

New Mexico House Rabbit Society invites you to "sponsor a rescued bunny"! Every donation will receive a 5x7 picture of a bunny in foster along with a thank you note! Learn more about NMHRS by visiting our website - If you are able to sponsor a bun, contact Bill Velasquez via email at or by calling 505-435-9916 and leaving a message!
$10 buys a bunny hay for a month
$15 buys food for a month
$30 1 year membership in NMHRS and National HRS
$40 Provides a month of medical supplies and medicine for sick bunnies.
$60 pays for a bunny spay/neuter.
$90 pays for 2 office visits for sick foster bunnies.

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, Albuquerque

Holiday Adoption Event
December 17-19 (Fri. 12-5pm, Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 10-4pm)
Puppies, kittens, dogs and cats from 13 rescue groups around New Mexico.
Location: PetSmart (Coors Bypass) and PetSmart (Eubank & I-40)
For more information on Watermelon Ranch activities check their website at:


Christmas Party
Saturday, December 18, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

Reverend Gary Kowalski (interim minister at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation in Santa Fe) will be giving a talk at Kindred Spirits on 'Animals and Spirituality' early in 2011. This will be a great way to begin the New Year in celebration and awareness of our truly special relationship to companion animals, as well as to all the animals we are blessed to encounter in our lives. Reverend Kowalski is a true animal lover. He is the author of a number of wonderful books including The Souls of Animals, and Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost A Pet. Visit his blog, at

Please check the website, for further information, scheduling and directions. We will post upcoming events in the New Year.

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