new mexico

When grungy and hungry mean lost, not forgotten

That scraggy, skinny dog or cat who wanders around your neighborhood may not be a stray, but a household pet who may have run away from home and become lost.

by Nina Stively
August 16th, 2013

Dog walks nearly 1000 miles and finds a new home

It was a typical day in 8th grade teacher Sarah Beasley’s Taos, New Mexico classroom — that is, until Beasley and her students looked up from their schoolbooks and watched a thin, shaking dog walk into the middle school classroom.Beasley remembers what a surprise it was to greet such an unexpected visitor at Waldorf School […]

by DogTime Staff
April 22nd, 2013

Surprising turn in case of dog disappearances

Over the past several years, as many as 60 dogs have mysteriously gone missing from their homes in communities east of Albuquerque, N.M., baffling dog lovers and town officials alike. Families would come home to find their family pets had disappeared from their fenced yards, outdoor kennels, and homes.“My dog is missing. A lot of […]

by DogTime Staff
December 5th, 2012

New Mexico town may put a leash on free-roaming dog

The town of Elephant Butte, N.M., is at odds over whether or not to leash Blue, the free-roaming Australian Cattle Dog that has become somewhat of a town mascot.Town officials were prompted to consider mandatory leash laws for dogs after a tragic incident last spring, when loose dogs fatally mauled a woman in the nearby […]

by dogtime
June 1st, 2012

Jack update: Let my Heeler heal.

Jack, the severely neglected seven-year-old Heeler from Espanola, New Mexico, continues to face an uphill battle. But there’s reason for hope.For Jack’s back story, click here.For an extremely graphic photo (don’t say you weren’t warned), click here.Yesterday morning, the shelter veterinarian decided that another operation was needed for Jack, thanks to a deep infection […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

For now, the Alamogordo chimps will not go back to the lab

Back in August, I wrote about a group of chimpanzees who had spent years of their lives – in many cases, decades – as research animals in New Mexico’s Coulston Foundation laboratory. The chimps were subjected to painfully invasive testing and cruel experimentation, including needless surgery, extended periods in 150-degree temperatures, and isolation and sensory […]

by dogtime
January 6th, 2011
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