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All shelter departments will close at 4 p.m. today for a memorial service for Robert Hernandez, our Managing Director, who died last week. The public memorial service is set for 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, here at the shelter in the courtyard between the Adoptions Center and Thaw Hospital. This will be an informal affair, where we will invite people to tell stories about Robert after a short introduction. Afterward, we will have light refreshments and drinks in the atrium.

Board President Roddey Burdine wanted to say a few words about working with Robert:
“Robert has been an important part of the shelter for more than 15 years and was one of the persons who helped make the shelter what it is today. We will all miss him greatly and send our sincere condolences to his partner, Shelly Richmond, and all the other members of his family.”

Robert is survived by his life partner Shelly Richmond of Santa Fe, son Michael Hernandez of Grand Junction, Colo, son Mathew (Gina) Hernandez and siblings Mike and Geri Hernandez and Diana and Bill Covington.

MORE TIME TO FALL IN LOVE: Our Adoption Center is now open daily until 6 p.m.


Lester’s story

Lester is one of hundreds of dogs who, through no fault of their own, find their way to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. When we get a dog like Lester in — one who is so frightened and traumatized — most shelters have only two options: Euthanize the dog because of lack of time and resources, or do whatever it takes to help the dog. Thanks to you, we are able to do the latter. At the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, we believe every dog deserves a chance to heal and find a loving home, and we will do everything we can to help a dog, even if it takes months of behavior training and care. When you give to save lives, you make stories like Lester’s possible. Without your financial support, this story would not have a happy ending. In the next six months, many more Lester’s will come to us in need. Will you help to make it possible for all of them to get the care they need? Join our CrowdRise campaign to help all homeless animals.

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