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Puppy Love virtual auction supports Espanola Humane

2024-02-02T13:13:47-07:00

Spas and resort vacations, one-of-a-kind art and jewelry, family and pet portraits and more are featured in a Valentine’s Day-themed online auction that aims to add dazzle, romance and excitement to everyone’s lives while supporting the work of Española Humane. The Puppy Love Virtual Auction kicks off Saturday, Feb. 3, with more than 100

Puppy Love virtual auction supports Espanola Humane2024-02-02T13:13:47-07:00

Española Humane sees huge influx of dogs and puppies

2024-01-29T09:23:56-07:00

By Monica Logroño | KOB ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – A local shelter is in serious need of help after getting an influx of dogs and puppies several days in a row. “We will accept an animal at any time without a fee. It doesn’t matter how sick, injured, old, young,” said Mattie Allen, director of

Española Humane sees huge influx of dogs and puppies2024-01-29T09:23:56-07:00

Puppy Patch celebrates four years of success Copy

2024-01-25T14:03:11-07:00

By Madison Conner Posted Jan. 7, 2024 ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – A so-called “crazy” idea out of Española Humane has reached a major milestone as they celebrate four years of the Puppy Patch at Ojo Santa Fe. “It was sort of a wild idea. I don’t think many people thought I was sane when

Puppy Patch celebrates four years of success Copy2024-01-25T14:03:11-07:00

Española Humane, Feline & Friends, SFAS announce collaboration

2023-09-03T10:48:37-07:00

Join Española Humane, along with Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Felines & Friends New Mexico, as we join forces for a remarkable first-ever public collaboration to raise awareness, promote pet adoption, and celebrate the incredible bond between humans and animals with an initiative titled "Better Together."   Better Together will unite all three organizations to show the

Española Humane, Feline & Friends, SFAS announce collaboration2023-09-03T10:48:37-07:00

Española Humane joins Clear the Shelters

2023-08-21T09:53:03-07:00

Española Humane is joining shelters and rescues in August for NBCUniversal Local’s nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign, Clear the Shelters, to promote pet adoptions and raise funds for animal welfare. The Española shelter will waive adoption fees for adult dogs and cats and reduce fees for puppies and kittens through Aug. 31. Since

Española Humane joins Clear the Shelters2023-08-21T09:53:03-07:00

Petco Love invests $25,000 in Espanola Humane

2024-01-25T14:11:13-07:00

Española, NM – Española Humane proudly received a $25,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Rio Arriba County and Northern New Mexico. Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families

Petco Love invests $25,000 in Espanola Humane2024-01-25T14:11:13-07:00

Stockton Colt, Board Member

2023-08-27T10:45:45-07:00

Prior to his work with local nonprofits, Stockton Colt was a partner for over two decades with Willis Towers Watson, a large international consulting firm. He led its global consulting practice in sales force effectiveness. Since moving to Santa Fe, Stock has chaired the boards of directors of SWAIA, producer of the world's largest indigenous

Stockton Colt, Board Member2023-08-27T10:45:45-07:00

From lifeless in the street to a new life in Los Alamos

2023-06-08T08:04:04-07:00

Rescue Report The Santa Fe New Mexican Carlyle is a tiny but mighty warrior. This itsy bitsy Yorkie was found lifeless in the middle of traffic by a good Samaritan — she appeared to have been hit by a car, and he didn’t think she was still alive. But as he drove by, he

From lifeless in the street to a new life in Los Alamos2023-06-08T08:04:04-07:00

Sandra Shell, Board Member

2023-08-27T10:40:16-07:00

Sandra M. Shell, CPA/ABV, CVA has over forty years of experience in public accounting. Her work has included financial statements analysis, financial projections of business operations, managerial consulting, all areas of taxation including trusts and estates, preparation of business plans, and business valuations for gifting and estate planning. Sandra is a tax partner with the

Sandra Shell, Board Member2023-08-27T10:40:16-07:00

Española Humane part of BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters

2023-05-01T09:04:32-07:00

Reduced adoption fees, national exposure help to find new homes for loving pets BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is excited to announce it will team up with Dogtopia for the foundation's first “Empty the Shelters” national adoption event of 2023. From May 1 to May 15,

Española Humane part of BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters2023-05-01T09:04:32-07:00

Dog survives run-in with potentially illegal snare Copy

2023-04-30T14:30:04-07:00

Dog undergoes surgery after being caught in snare trap By KOBI Española Humane workers never know what’s going to come through their doors, but Wednesday brought an unusually rare case. “Almost unrecognizable as a dog,” said Mattie Allen, director of communications for Española Humane. “It’s pretty shocking to see a dog come in that

Dog survives run-in with potentially illegal snare Copy2023-04-30T14:30:04-07:00

Linda Osborne, Board Member

2023-08-22T08:49:25-07:00

Linda Osborne moved to Santa Fe in 1998 from San Francisco, where she had run the Physicians Reimbursement Fund, a doctor-owned medical malpractice insurance program for 200 surgeons in the Bay Area. Before that, she had been a freelance medical writer/graphics consultant with clients, including local hospitals, the Cancer Society, the UCSF School of Nursing,

Linda Osborne, Board Member2023-08-22T08:49:25-07:00

Carol Brummer, Board Member

2023-05-09T15:24:22-07:00

Carol Brummer spent her career in Human Resources and Risk Management in the Los Angeles area, working for Farmers Insurance, Universal Studios and Realtor.com as EVP Human Resources. Since moving to Santa Fe in 2017 she has pursued both career options working for an insurance brokerage and a tech start-up before retiring and focusing on community and

Carol Brummer, Board Member2023-05-09T15:24:22-07:00

Donation Drive Benefits Española Humane

2023-03-15T13:06:24-07:00

Barker Realty sponsors Show the Love A March donation drive organized by a Santa Fe real estate company aims to “show the love” to Española Humane by helping the nonprofit with pet food, toys and blankets. “There’s a lot of mouths to feed and pets to keep comfortable,” organizers of Barker Realty’s Show the

Donation Drive Benefits Española Humane2023-03-15T13:06:24-07:00

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests $15,000 in Española Humane To Save and Improve the Lives of Pet in Northern New Mexico

2023-02-22T12:22:58-07:00

Española Humane's $15,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love will enhance the shelter's lifesaving work for animals in Rio Arriba County and Northern New Mexico. Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests $15,000 in Española Humane To Save and Improve the Lives of Pet in Northern New Mexico2023-02-22T12:22:58-07:00

Diane Cohen Schneider , Board Member

2023-04-21T10:15:53-07:00

Diane Cohen Schneider put her education (BA in economics from Brandeis University and MBA in finance from Northwestern) to use as an institutional equity salesperson for brokerage firms in Chicago and then New York. After she left Wall Street, her interest shifted to personal finance and advancing financial literacy. She also used her experiences as

Diane Cohen Schneider , Board Member2023-04-21T10:15:53-07:00

Carlos Duno, Board Member

2022-07-06T07:35:21-07:00

With 30 plus years of experience, Carlos Duno provides a unique combination of executive and entrepreneurial roles, high-level consulting, and executive coaching, both domestically and internationally that allows him to quickly understand and relate to a wide diversity of business situations. Carlos has been involved with several non-profit organizations since he moved to Santa Fe

Carlos Duno, Board Member2022-07-06T07:35:21-07:00

Deadly Distemper Outbreak Threatens Dogs in the Valley

2022-06-27T15:55:12-07:00

By Nicholas Gilmore rgscityreporter@gmail.com Rio Grande SUN Staff Writer The current canine distemper outbreak in the Española valley presents many of the same kinds of challenges brought upon by COVID-19. Dr. Gretchen Yost, a veterinarian at Española Humane, pointed out some parallels between the two diseases: respiratory symptoms, lengthy periods of incubation and contagiousness. Yost

Deadly Distemper Outbreak Threatens Dogs in the Valley2022-06-27T15:55:12-07:00

Michael Franti hosts Benefit Concert for Española Humane

2022-04-01T07:40:00-07:00

Celebrated Musician, Humanitarian brings Follow Your Heart Tour to Santa Fe on Aug. 5 Globally recognized musician Michael Franti & Spearhead will celebrate Espanola Humane’s 30th anniversary with a benefit concert Aug. 5 at Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1. General admission is $41; VIP

Michael Franti hosts Benefit Concert for Española Humane2022-04-01T07:40:00-07:00

Española Humane hosts Puppy Bowl 2022

2022-02-07T13:53:06-07:00

Puppies vie for MVP in fun game at shelter Ready for some puppy defensive tactics and offensive moves? Watch out for the puppy huddle and puppy nibbles as Española Humane’s clinic lobby turns into a “football field” Saturday, Feb. 12, for the site of an “interactive” game. We’re not sure who will win MVP

Española Humane hosts Puppy Bowl 20222022-02-07T13:53:06-07:00

Giving thanks for The Mink and the staff of Española’s shelter

2021-11-25T00:34:22-07:00

By Milan Simonich The New Mexican His name is Minkah. It means justice — fitting after the treatment he received from an alert motorist and a staff of committed professionals. The Mink is an Australian cattle dog. As a puppy about 6 weeks old, he wandered alone on the streets of Española. Who knows

Giving thanks for The Mink and the staff of Española’s shelter2021-11-25T00:34:22-07:00

John Brunett, Board Member

2021-09-29T19:50:51-07:00

John Brunett held various financial positions in Santa Fe over the past 25 years, including as a senior executive for Los Alamos National Bank, managing their Trust and Investment departments. As the owner of a boutique financial planning firm, he assisted numerous individuals and small business owners throughout northern New Mexico in achieving their financial goals.

John Brunett, Board Member2021-09-29T19:50:51-07:00

Española Humane Joins BISSELL Pet Foundation Emergency ‘Empty The Shelters’

2021-08-16T20:57:56-07:00

Shelter offers fee-waived adoptions to fight shelter overcrowding BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting an emergency “Empty the Shelters” adoption event Aug. 16 – 22, 2021, an effort that has helped more than 59,650 pets find their forever homes in area shelters. The “Empty the Shelters: Big Dog & Cat Crisis” emergency event is

Española Humane Joins BISSELL Pet Foundation Emergency ‘Empty The Shelters’2021-08-16T20:57:56-07:00

Fosters highlight this year’s virtual Fur Fest

2021-07-30T19:42:26-07:00

Española Humane annual event returns with matching fundraiser This year’s Fur Fest will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 5, with $100,000 in matching funds thanks to eight generous donors of Española Humane. The virtual event, which will live-stream at 7 p.m. on www.espanolahumane.org, is a tribute to the foster families who stepped up

Fosters highlight this year’s virtual Fur Fest2021-07-30T19:42:26-07:00

Española Humane takes steps to combat parvo

2021-07-29T22:23:12-07:00

Shelter offers free vaccinations for puppies An outbreak of the canine parvovirus has prompted Española Humane to take proactive steps to ensure its shelter puppies are safe and help prevent the contagious virus from spreading. The shelter is asking the community to ensure that vulnerable puppies are safe through updated vaccinations and to not

Española Humane takes steps to combat parvo2021-07-29T22:23:12-07:00

Española Humane looks to “Empty The Shelters”

2021-07-05T21:29:39-07:00

Espanola Humane Looks to "Empty The Shelters" Shelter among 180 participating in BISSELL Pet Foundation's national adoption event, July 7-11 Española Humane is proud to be part of BISSELL Pet Foundation’s summer 2021 national Empty the Shelters adoption event July 7-11, 2021. The quarterly effort has helped more than 53,742 pets find their

Española Humane looks to “Empty The Shelters”2021-07-05T21:29:39-07:00

Meet Riley

2021-07-02T17:24:30-07:00

Riley - Ready To Be Your Best Friend Ready for a great partner for hiking, fishing or just to snuggle? Riley is that dog. Riley is a 1-year-old medium mixed breed dog who has a heart of gold. She's done well with her foster family, who says she loves to take a dip

Meet Riley2021-07-02T17:24:30-07:00

Dara McKinney, Board Member

2021-09-29T21:34:56-07:00

Dara McKinney, an attorney, spent 12 years in private practice in Los Alamos and Santa Fe before transitioning to In-House Counsel, Trust Officer, Compliance Officer, and then Senior Business Analyst at Los Alamos National Bank. She is now a regulatory compliance enforcement coordinator at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dara has served on several nonprofit boards

Dara McKinney, Board Member2021-09-29T21:34:56-07:00

Lea Ann Knight, President

2022-07-06T08:13:09-07:00

Lea Ann Knight, CFP®, is a Managing Partner for Better Money Decisions, a registered investment advisory firm in Santa Fe. Before joining Better Money Decisions, Lea Ann was a partner and Director of Wealth Management for North American Management, a Boston-based registered investment advisory firm. Previously, she had various roles at Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley and

Lea Ann Knight, President2022-07-06T08:13:09-07:00

Terry Riley, Board Member

2021-09-29T21:36:38-07:00

After 30 years as an engineering psychologist, Terry retired and moved to New Mexico in 2008. Among other Boards of Directors, he served as President of the Santa Cruz (California) Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Chairperson of the Governor’s Advisory Board for New Mexico State Parks. Terry earned a BA from

Terry Riley, Board Member2021-09-29T21:36:38-07:00
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