Santa Fe Refuge Hosting the Wag-O-Ween Event

October 27 – The Santa Fe Shelter Holds Wag-O-Ween Monday

Monday is Halloween, or as the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society calls it, Wag-O-Ween. The shelter will offer activities for the family, including pets.

People can bring their dogs and cats to the admissions department, which will scan them and verify that the correct information is on each animal’s microchip. The shelter’s adoption team will continue the $31 adoption promotion for all animals and offer new pet ID tags for $5.

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Teca Tu will be offering kitten adoptions on Saturday

Dozens of kittens will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Teca Tu Santa Fe. People can prepare by applying to adopt on

Española Pet Shop Costume Contest

Petsense, 1506 N. Riverside Drive, Española, is hosting a pet Halloween costume contest and adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Halloween party includes Española Humane and Dixon Animal Protection Society, plus prizes and giveaways.

Registration for the costume contest begins at 1 p.m. and the competition begins at 2 p.m.

Española Humane animal adoption fees are reduced due to continued overcapacity at the shelter. All kittens and puppies are available for $10, while adult pets are free of charge. All animals are neutered or neutered and vaccinated.

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Santa Fe shelter adoption fee is $31

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society took in 14 puppies in 10 hours last week, adding to the overcrowded space. Animals, excluding shelter heroes, are reduced to $31 to adopt, including puppies and kittens through Monday. All animals are neutered or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated according to their age.

“We need every member of the community to step in now and help us by adopting or becoming a foster family,” said Murad Kirdar, spokesperson for the shelter. “We have over 100 animals in foster care, and we continue to have more minor animals that need time outside of the shelter.”

Also, foster families are needed for older dogs that have been at the shelter for more than three months. To become a foster family, email the New Hope Foster Family Program at To see adoptable animals, visit

Non-Force Training Tips on ‘Pet Chat’

If people who have recently adopted a dog or have behavioral issues with a dog, including dog aggression, fearfulness, phobias, human aggression, or guarding food, Pet Chat with Murad & Bobbi is ready to discuss the issues. Erick Beckwith, owner of A Matter of Manners, shares her training techniques using non-force methods.

Pet Chat airs at 9 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on 1260 AM and 103.7 FM. Email hosts at

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