‘Paws in the Pen’: Program pairs shelter puppies with inmates

162 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The “Paws in the Pen” program at the state penitentiary in Santa Fe brings in pups to be teamed up with inmates. For eight weeks, 14 inmates will train seven rescue dogs from the Española Humane Society – but the dogs aren’t the only ones

Shelter animals in Albuquerque in need of foster care

162 Views   The Animal Welfare Department is looking for people in Albuquerque who are willing to foster shelter animals. The Animal Welfare Department is reaching out to the public because their typical foster resources have already been used due to the number of animals being surrendered, according to Valerie Greif, a

PETA calls for shutdown of Roswell zoo

291 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – PETA is condemning the Spring River Zoo in Roswell. They’ve spoken out after four animals were mauled by dogs. It’s been one week since three dogs dug their way into the zoo and killed three barbary sheep and a wallaby.

City council passes resolution to donate animal tissue to UNM HSC

251 Views   The city’s Animal Welfare Department will now be directed to donate animal tissue from spay-and-neuter clinics to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for biomedical research, after a resolution unanimously passed during the Monday, Nov. 21 Albuquerque City Council meeting.