It is FREAKING COLD out there, and it is only going to get colder… Record low temps are expected across the state Here’s a little recap of what’s to come: Albuquerque: 5 degrees; Chama: -9 degrees (below zero!); Grants: -15 degrees (below zero!); Farmington: 1 degree! I don’t know what else to say at this […]
Animal Care Officers Smiley and Clark were instrumental in the recent NMDOG rescue of emaciated, chained “Romeo.” That was a couple weeks ago. Today, we stopped by the Animal Control Office to surprise these amazing officers with a visit! It is always good for those in the field to see the successes of their (often times) thankless work, and to know they had a hand in making a difference, even if for “just one dog.” Officers Smiley and Clark hadn’t seen Romeo since his rescue, and, after only a few weeks of TLC, Romeo is a completely different dog. Romeo now weighs in at 83 lbs (from an emaciated 70 lbs upon intake — he still has about 40 more lbs to go!), had his eyes checked (which are healing up great post-op), and got his bi-weekly Ivermectin injection for Sarcoptic mange. His fur is growing back beautifully, and all of his open wounds are healed up. Romeo, despite his past, is just about as sweet as they come, and gives the best Manatee kisses on the planet (aside from a real Manatee, I suppose).
Animal Care Officers are making a difference for many dogs in Bernalillo County every day, and for that, we are immensely grateful.
Romeo remains on medical hold, but we are currently accepting adoption applications for him.
A big THANK YOU to Bernalillo County Animal Care Services from Romeo and all of us here at NMDOG!
A big thank you to everyone who came out to Santa Paws to support NMDOG and the dogs we serve! We had an awesome time, got to see so many of our Alum NMDOGs, made new friends, raised much needed funds for the Forgotten Dogs of NM, and had many NMDOG Christmas stockings filled! Fundraising events like these would not be possible without the hard work of many! My personal paws high to all that made today a success…you are all amazing!!
A 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette with only 25K original miles has been donated to NMDOG to raise much needed funds to continue our important work! We will sell ONLY 1000 tickets at $100 each. The drawing will be held at the 2014 NMDOG BARKIN BAD annual car show & fundraiser on May 18th (locations TBD). This is an amazing opportunity! The Dogs WIN!
It is that time of year to start gearing up for our winter outreach! NMDOG provides winter outreach to New Mexico’s chained and penned dogs in an effort to help them survive the harsh and often deadly effects of extreme weather. On several “outreach events” per year NMDOG selects a community to service, and provides to the most at-risk dogs in that area what they need to get through the winter months: be it a doghouse, straw, food, a harness, or medical services,… , whatever we can do to help. We have already started passing out doghouses, straw and food that will literally make the difference of survival for many dogs this season! We have our annual outreach missions planned and need SUPPLIES and monetary donations to reach as many Forgotten Dogs as possible. This is how YOU can help. Please read & SHARE! Thank you ♥
Sweet, sweet Goldie has been in rescue for over two(!!!) years. It is breaking our hearts. Goldie deserves to be in a home, a foster home, a forever home, even a home on the weekends. She has been in boarding for two years, and has never known the comfort of relaxing in an actual home… Goldie is a very sweet and affectionate girl. It just takes her a minute to understand you won’t hurt her, and then she’s as good as, well… gold! Goldie adores kids, and would prefer an all-mommy home. She is selective about her doggy friends, but has made many. Please, please, PLEASE….help us find that just right family for our girl!
The City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, the City of Las Vegas, and the Town of Estancia have FREE straw available for pickup by residents for any pets left outdoors during these icy-cold winter months. Straw can mean the difference between life and death for pets left outside…
On August 26th a new animal ordinance went into effect for Bernalillo County, making it illegal to keep an animal chained (they must be fenced in a yard or in a kennel with adequate room for them to play or jump!). Call 468-PETS(7387) if you see a chained dog in Bernalillo County!
The ordinance also contains these provisions: all dogs and cats must be microchipped, animals found twice running loose will be sterilized, and it is now illegal to transport your dog in the open bed of a truck (the animal must be in a kennel or crate secured to the truck). Read the full ordinance at Bernalillo County’s website.
NMDOG could really use some new foster homes. Since we have no shelter facility, we rely 100% on foster homes to house the dogs in our program. Fostering literally saves lives: we currently have a number of dogs out there waiting to be rescued — in desperate need of our help, but we are unable to step up for them because we have nowhere for them to go!
Fostering is fun and fulfilling beyond your wildest dreams. Become part of the solution and consider becoming a foster parent and a valued part of our rescue family today!