One year ago at the start of the pandemic, Kristina Beuche of Española saw a dog named Alvin on Española Humane’s Facebook page. Alvin was 14 years old and broken down from years of hard living on the streets. He was heartworm positive, had an arthritic spine, blown knees, lopsided deaf ears…

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After Labrador retrievers and French bulldogs, the top 10 breeds include German shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs, poodles, beagles, Rottweilers and German shorthaired pointers.

In the Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos, birthdays have been a challenge to celebrate during the pandemic at the Gardner and DeMay household. The family was also mourni…

"Benjamin has been asking for a dog for the last year or so, and with us being unable to take him out much, he needed something, and in our case, it was Aria," Martinez said. 

Like a lot of new dog owners, Adriana Magarin recently got a puppy to help brighten up pandemic life. “You can only read so many books, you can only listen to so many …

A year ago, as hints of the pandemic were starting to hit the United States, Abhi Bhattacharyya moved to Santa Fe for a new job. Bhattacharyya began fostering a fluffy…

In 2017, The Horse Shelter received two mares from the New Mexico Livestock Board. Both were found in the Albuquerque area, and one of the two did not trust people.

The New Mexico Wildlife Center received an injured golden eagle who was found in early January west of Ojito on the Jicarilla Apache Nation. Weak and unable to fly, a …

Ruby’s squishy-face Sharpei charm proved irresistible. “I knew she was my dog from the first,” Raper said.

“We adopted Ares from the Santa Fe animal shelter last summer and knew this would be a good time to welcome in a second dog, mainly to get a friend for him,” Jensen said.  

After Steve and Laura Barnett’s cat died late last year, they decided to get a dog.

Ojo, a 3-year-old bay gelding, was found emaciated on a large ranch. The ranch owners rehabilitated him, fed him and gave him basic groundwork training.

Daisy is deaf, and when she arrived at Española Humane, workers noticed she had skin cancer, which has been treated.

"I think my boyfriend knew when I took the job at the Santa Fe animal shelter that I would bring a puppy home one of these days," she said.

Stella likes to meow a lot and wakes Baca up every morning at 7 a.m. for breakfast.

Fiona was excitedly telling us about visiting the Minnesota Zoo the night before. It was a drive-through event, with inflated balloon animals; wolves, turtles and deer.

Ever since she was a little girl and saw the movie The Black Stallion, Christine D’Antico dreamed of having a horse of her own. She enjoyed taking care of other people…

This morning, Maisie, our half-Chihuahua, snowy-white owner of our road, and I dove headlong out of our house into the deep blue, the endless blue skies of New Mexico.…

She fell in love with the mare and admired the shelter, its staff and the health and welfare of its other 70 horses.

Pia has congenital malformations in her brain called porencephaly

Many famous canines have helped steer the ship during troubling times.

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