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A Volunteer Adopts Drake

Drake came to the shelter as a stray pup and spent 7 months in a kennel.  He paced in circles in his cage and was placed on the euthanasia list for suffering from kennel stress. As he was being walked to the euthanasia room a volunteer asked shelter staff not to proceed, she would adopt […]

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Mork and Yogi

I’ll never forget the day I met Yogi aka Dustie. He was at the Westside shelter in one of the large kennels in D building. His sweet face and big ears caught my attention. He would sit quietly by his kennel door and just stare at you with his beautiful brown eyes. He was my first […]

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Travelin’ Jack, New Mexico’s Canine Travel Reporter Adopts Oscar the Cat!

Here is the story of how Travelin’ Jack (the dog) adopted Oscar the Cat. This story shows how preconceived notions of who can successfully adopt animals may need to be reconsidered. In case you haven’t heard of Travelin’ Jack here is a link to his blog (yes a dog with a blog) and the story […]

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Bomber and Sleepy

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 We will always be grateful for the gifts we have in our home, Bomber and Sleepy.  Bomber did not have the best life before he came into our lives. He had been mistreated and had several behavioral issues. He also has Ehrlichia, a tick born disease. He came into […]

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My name is Earl

My Name is Earl

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 I remember the Saturday I got a call from Barbara Bruin asking me if I would foster, as she had three sick kitties that were to be euthanized the following Monday.  I said yes, although my husband complained. I originally agreed to take a female who needed some care […]

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A Loving Life for Molly

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 We are blessed to be the ‘parents’ of the most amazing fur-baby, Molly.  She came to us by way of Barbara Bruin, Animal Welfare Director for the City of Albuquerque. We’ve always been dog lovers and have always had at least two, until our hearts were broken when we […]

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The Saga of Charlotte Mrs. Bean

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Charlotte Mrs. Bean was one of the most forlorn sights in the shelter.  So obese she had to reside in a bunny cage, she also suffered from a coat so matted it had to be shaved off, an upper respiratory infection, and worst of all, a sadness of spirit […]

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My Best Friend Gabriel

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 This is my best friend Gabriel. Gabriel was brought in to the Albuquerque Westside shelter as a “stray” by Animal Control. Gabriel was malnourished, neglected and despondent. According to kennel manager, Mary Knight, Gabriel was put on the euthanasia list at the recommendation of herself and Janet Kramer a […]

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The Story of Lalo

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 It was love at first sight… I was visiting Barbara at her house soon after she took a job with the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department. She was fussing over a couple of extra cats she had extradited from the shelter. One was a young male with an upper respiratory […]

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