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The ‘goodest’ boy: Dog saves family from intruder

2024-06-17T16:53:06-07:00

By NewsNation When an intruder with a knife broke into his family's home, Pancho the dog jumped into action, taking on the suspect and subduing him until police could make an arrest. Pancho was stabbed in the neck but is now recovering "beautifully," said Mattie Allen, communications director for the Española Humane in New

The ‘goodest’ boy: Dog saves family from intruder2024-06-17T16:53:06-07:00

‘I believe in Pancho’

2024-06-17T16:55:54-07:00

Dog on road to recovery after throat slashed by would-be intruder By Gabrielle Porter gporter@sfnewmexican.com June 14, 2024 When Dr. Tom Parker pulled into the parking lot at Española Humane, where he works, one morning last week, he figured the folks in the pickup truck just ahead of him were there for the usual.

‘I believe in Pancho’2024-06-17T16:55:54-07:00

Española Humane Thanks Community for Supporting National Dirty Dog Contest Winner

2024-06-13T11:02:10-07:00

Española Humane is expressing heartfelt gratitude to the community for rallying around a "little dog that could," leading to a victory in a national dirty dog contest. Giuseppe’s journey to the shelter began as a heartbreaking tale of neglect. Found as a stray, he carried 5 pounds of matted fur that concealed numerous health

Española Humane Thanks Community for Supporting National Dirty Dog Contest Winner2024-06-13T11:02:10-07:00

Dog rescued by Española shelter now leads national contest

2024-05-27T18:50:04-07:00

By KOB-4 ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – KOB 4 introduced you to 10-year-old “Giuseppe” months ago when his story of extreme neglect went viral. The little guy was matted, sick, and obese. Then, Española Humane stepped in, and his life changed for the better. Now, Giuseppe is in a loving home, thriving in his pack of

Dog rescued by Española shelter now leads national contest2024-05-27T18:50:04-07:00

Española Humane plans new spay/neuter clinic

2024-05-20T15:05:50-07:00

By Robert Nott The Santa Fe New Mexican May 17, 2024 ESPAÑOLA — Two big dogs recovered from surgery on blankets on the floor of the Española Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic on a recent busy day. Nearby, clinic manager Dora Montano took the temperature of Mongol, a 9-month old tabby cat with a purr that

Española Humane plans new spay/neuter clinic2024-05-20T15:05:50-07:00

Dogs found in trash bag north of Española recovering

2024-05-14T10:57:29-07:00

By KRQE ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – A northern New Mexico animal shelter is stepping in to help after a disturbing find over the weekend when someone found a trash bag full of puppies on the side of the road. “It’s pretty disappointing that someone would put them in a trash bag,” said Mattie Allen, Director

Dogs found in trash bag north of Española recovering2024-05-14T10:57:29-07:00

Española Humane shelter dog in national makeover contest

2024-05-10T09:03:27-07:00

Story by KOAT ESPAÑOLA, N.M. — A New Mexico dog is now in the finals for a national makeover competition after being saved by Espanola Humane. Giuseppe was brought to the shelter late last year and his condition shocked staff. "I was at the shelter and an Animal Control truck rolled into the back,

Española Humane shelter dog in national makeover contest2024-05-10T09:03:27-07:00

Española Humane partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation for #EmptyTheShelters National Adoption Event

2024-05-01T12:53:09-07:00

Espanola Humane is honored to be a part of the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s national effort to find homes for pets this spring, reducing fees for its Empty the Shelters adoption event through Wednesday, May 15. Española Humane will participate May 1-15, at its main shelter, 108 Hamm Parkway, Española, N.M., offering fee-waived adoption fees

Española Humane partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation for #EmptyTheShelters National Adoption Event2024-05-01T12:53:09-07:00

Española Humane helps in Chihuahua rescue

2024-05-10T09:05:43-07:00

By Gabrielle Porter The Santa Fe New Mexican gporter@sfnewmexican.com Apr 19, 2024 They’re calling it “the Chi-pocalypse.” Several New Mexico animal shelters and foster networks are scrambling to care for 98 Chihuahua mixes rescued Thursday from an unkempt property in Veguita, a rural community about halfway between Los Lunas and Socorro. The dogs, which

Española Humane helps in Chihuahua rescue2024-05-10T09:05:43-07:00

Española Humane Exceeds Goal, Alters 78 Pets for Free on World Spay Day

2024-04-29T09:52:03-07:00

Española Humane surpassed its goal of altering 75 dogs and cats for free on Tuesday in honor of World Spay Day, demonstrating the clinic's commitment to its motto of the “Little Shelter that Could.” The clinic, located north of Santa Fe, achieved a new milestone, altering 78 animals in a single day. For the

Española Humane Exceeds Goal, Alters 78 Pets for Free on World Spay Day2024-04-29T09:52:03-07:00

Española Humane takes in neglected dogs rescued from a hoarding case

2024-03-05T16:42:41-07:00

By Jessica Barron KRQE ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – A northern New Mexico animal shelter has their hands full after taking in more than a dozen malnourished dogs found in a hoarding case in Sandoval County. More than a dozen kennels at the Española Humane Society are now filled with dogs saved from a crowded home.

Española Humane takes in neglected dogs rescued from a hoarding case2024-03-05T16:42:41-07:00

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

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