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Beer sales help shelter animals

A Santa Fe brewery is supporting the Santa Fe animal shelter through beer sales and other special events.BP_PintNight_Featuring_11x17

Rowley Farmhouse Ales has designated a special rotating tap in support of animal groups, with $1 from every point poured supporting a rotating animal charity. The promotion, which currently supports the Santa Fe animal shelter, is called Pull for Pups; the designated tap has a carved dog head on the lever.

The brewery, in connection with Ballast Point Brewery, also is hosting a separate benefit for the shelter Wednesday called Pints for Pups. All proceeds from the sale of Ballast Point beers will be donated to the shelter. Merchandise from the shelter will be available for purchase during the event, along with give-aways from Ballast Point.

The brewery, located in mid-town Santa Fe at 1405 Maclovia St., off Cerrillos Road, welcomes dogs on its patio. The brewery specializes in rustic farmhouse and sour ales.

For more information, call the brewery at 505-428-0719.

Meet April’s sponsored animals!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll our animals are special, but sometimes we have people who want to help give homeless animals a paw up – so businesses and individuals sponsor the animals through their daily upkeep or their adoption fee. Meet April’s sponsored dog, whose adoption fees arewaived through the month thanks to our friends at Back Road Pizza:
Linda is a 5-year-old mixed breed female, who looks like she might have some hound blended in her. She weighs around 55 pounds.
Linda has been in many of our doggie playgroups and our Behavior Team says she enjoys meeting other dogs. She is great on a leash and loves to go for walks. We welcome you to bring in any doggies you may already have for a meet and greet with Linda.
Thanks, Back Road Pizza, 1807 Second St., Santa Fe, for your ongoing support.
An anonymous supporter is sponsoring Candy, a very laid back 6-year-old, gorgeous longhaired black kitty.  A111191.004.DShe’s quite a friendly gal, one who likes to be pet and have her tummy scratched and rubbed, too!
If you’re interested in learning about sponsoring an animal, call our Adoption Desk at 983-4309 ext. 610.

Meow Wolf’s Pet Pick of the Month

We are so happy tMeowWolf-pet-pick-April-blko welcome Meow Wolf to our family! Meow Wolf will be selecting a pet to highlight each month and supporting animals at the same time! This month’s Meow Wolf Pet Pick is C.C., a sweet and loving 6-year-old domestic longhair. This calico kitty is cuddly, enjoys being held and brushed, and is good with nice dogs and confident cats. She can be intimidating to timid cats. Come visit her, fall in love and adopt. Thank you, ‪#‎MeowWolf‬

Buddhist monk to hold pet blessing

A Buddhist monk in the tradition of the Dalai Lama and former member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile will lead a pet blessing in September in Santa Fe.

The blessing by Geshe Thupten Phelgye is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, during the Santa Fe animal shelter’s pet adoption event at PetSmart, 3561 Zafarano Drive. It is free and open to the public.

Phelgye is founder of the Universal Compassion Foundation, an international animal rights activist and visiting global scholar in residence at Gonzaga University and currently an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University.

Phelgye did a similar blessing at the shelter during a visit to the area last year. Organizers ask that participants consider the safety of their animals by making sure dogs and other large animals are on leads and that cats and other small animals are in crates or whatever habitat is appropriate.

For more information about Phelgye and the Universal Compassion Foundation, visit

Tour For Life stops in Santa Fe

The Santa Fe animal shelter is partnering with North Shore Animal League America for the world’s largest mobile tourforlifeADadoption event, the 2015 Tour for Life.

Tour for Life, which travels throughout the nation from March to mid-May, will make a stop in Santa Fe today. Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available to meet from 1 to 4 p.m. that Friday at PetSmart Santa Fe, 3561 Zafarano Drive. The event features half-off adoption fees, Purina giveaways and information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets, behavioral education and special services to pet owners.

The North Shore League’s “Shelter on Wheels” brings mobile adoption units helping shelter and rescue groups in 37 cities and 26 states, bringing awareness to their organizations and finding homes for the homeless animals in their care.