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Local animal news in brief, April 27

April 27, 2017 GMT

Mall event features pet food drive, information

The Santa Fe animal shelter is hosting a pet food drive and joining the Food Depot and other groups Thursday at the Santa Fe Place mall for its Midweek Madness event.

The shelter will have on hand information about shelter programs and volunteer opportunities, plus offer behavior and training advice and a few adoptable dogs, from 9 a.m. to noon in the center court at the mall.

Pet food donations will be accepted for the shelter’s Paws in the Pantry program, which offers help to those who need pet food for their animals. Donations also will help the Food Depot pet food assistance program. The Food Depot also will have “canstruction” games and giveaways.

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Other events include restorative yoga for mothers and little ones, a mediation center and a play area. For more information, visit www.shopsantafeplace.com.

Pet store hosts adoption event, shelter donations

A Santa Fe pet store is hosting a pet adoption event Sunday in celebration of the grand opening of its outdoor space and in honor of National Adopt a Pet weekend.

Teca Tu in the DeVargas Center mall also is accepting donations of dog toys, blankets and towels for the Santa Fe animal shelter’s animals. The event, which features adoptable animals from the shelter, takes place from noon to 3 p.m.

Refreshments for both four- and two-legged visitors will be available, along with vendor giveaways. For more information, call the store at 505-982-9374.

Group mixes pizza, animal-welfare politics in talk

A statewide animal-welfare advocacy group is hosting a wrapup of animal-welfare legislation with pizza and talk of successes and challenges ahead for New Mexico’s animals.

Animal Protection Voters’ Pizza & Politics talk is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the group’s offices, 1111 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Parking is available in the PERA building across the street.

Please RSVP by Monday by emailing Elizabeth@apnm.org.

Gallery hosts pet adoption event, fundraiser

A Santa Fe art gallery is hosting a pet adoption event and live art demonstration in support of homeless animals.

The event, in celebration of National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road. The event will feature clay animals by Kari Rives, bronze sculptures by Fran Nicholson and allegorical oil paintings by Amanda Banker and others.

If a commission is ordered, the customer will receive 20 percent off the retail price, which will be donated to the Santa Fe animal shelter. In addition, 10 percent of other gallery sales for the weekend will be donated to the shelter.

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The Santa Fe animal shelter will have pets available for adoption at the event.

Many works will be created specifically for the event, organizers said.

Dog adoption event set

Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living is partnering with Española Valley Humane Society for a dog adoption event.

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the center, 505 Camino del Los Marquez in Santa Fe.

For more information, call 505-983-5022. To view adoptable animals, visit www.evalleyshelter.org.

Concert to benefit animal shelter

A benefit concert featuring Charlie Daniels Band will mark the Española Valley Humane Society’s 25th anniversary.

Tickets are on sale for the concert, set for 8 p.m. May 19 at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Prior to the concert, ticket holders can enjoy a barbecue dinner at the resort (not included in the ticket price.) Purchase tickets online through a link on the shelter’s website, www.evalleyshelter.org.

A fiddler, Daniels and his band fuse hardcore country with a hard-edged Southern rock, boogie and blues.

Animal sanctuary celebrates collective birthday

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary and Hospice will hold its collective birthday party and open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13-14.

Organizers said the open house and party is a great way for a family to meet the sanctuary’s many happy and healthy senior animals in a serene and peaceful country setting.

Kindred Spirits, founded and operated by Ulla Pedersen, offers sanctuary and hospice care to poultry, horses and dogs. The sanctuary is at 3749-A N.M. 14. For more information, call 505-471-5366 or visit www.kindredspiritsnm.org.