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Summer 2013 P Peetrroglyp

It is with sadness but also pride that I must tell our loyal readers this is the fi nal regular issue of PETroglyphs. For 17 years PETroglyphs has worked diligently to fulfi ll its mission of educating New Mexicans about animals and animal issues. We are proud of what we have produced and believe we have made readers more aware of how to care for animals, what people are doing throughout the state to help animals and introduced New Mexicans to larger national animal is- sues. We consistently have tried to be a voice for the voiceless.

The way information is delivered has changed drastically in 17 years. With the growth of the Internet, social media and digital means of ac- cessing information, print journalism is not as vital or timely for getting out the news as it once was. PETroglyphs is facing that reality.

We will move to having more of a presence on the Internet by way of

Facebook and other outlets. Our PETroglyphs’ article archives, The New Mexico Animal Resource Directory and The Scoop on Animal Books still will be available at our website,

PETroglyphs will publish one more issue in December, 2013. It

will be a retrospective on the last 17 years of articles, themes, and photos. We hope it will serve as a fi tting tribute to our time as part of New Mexico’s animal scene. This issue will be mailed to readers and delivered to our regular distributors.

The PETroglyphs’ staff is asking one last favor or our readers. you would like to make a comment about PETroglyphs, what it has


Nancy Marano, Editor Deborah Schildkraut, Columnist/Contributing Editor Lynn Cumiskey, Layout River Lark Madison, Advertising Manager Cynthia Richards, Secretary/Treasurer Norma Southard, Vice President Susanne Brannan, Contributor

New Mexico is in the midst of devastating heat and drought which give rise to extreme weather conditions and the high probability of fi res. Several large fi res in the state – Jaroso, Tres Lagunas, Thomp- son Ridge and Silver - have already caused havoc for people and animals. Smoke billowing over the mountains is always a frightening sight that makes us think of the humans and animals trapped in the fi re’s path. People need to watch the reports at www.nmfi and follow the fi refi ghter’s advice. But there are also ways to help the animals– domestic and wild – by following a few tips.

Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) suggests the following commonsense tips for responsible people to help domestic animals

A voice for the voiceless

DISASTER PLANNING FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS By Animal Protection of New Mexico and PETroglyphs and coexist with wildlife.

A few simple steps can ensure your animal companions stay hy-

drated, including continual checking of water dishes and troughs. The water can evaporate quickly in the heat. When hiking, bring extra water for both you and your dog. Keep animals inside during the day if possible. When walking dogs, avoid pavement--sensitive paws can be damaged by hot asphalt. Lastly, be attentive to watery or itching eyes, coughing, or other respiratory diffi culties in animals and seek veterinary advice if they occur.

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U New Mexico’s Award-Winning Resource Publication for Animal Lovers PETROGLYPHS ENDS 17 YEAR RUN

meant to you over the years, the things we’ve done well, what it’s meant to your animal group to be featured in PETroglyphs, etc. please send your comments to You can also mail them to PETroglyphs, 7601 Vista del Arroyo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. We would like to publish some of them in the tribute issue.

The PETroglyphs’ staff thanks New Mexico and our readers for making the past 17 years exceptional ones for us. We also wish to thank the people who have delivered PETroglyphs for us for many years. They are Donna Bradley, Suzanne DeWitt, Pat McCraw and Bob Strong. Without them we wouldn’t have been able to get PETro- glyphs to all the grooming salons, vet offi ces and libraries that we’ve served. Our thanks also to Speedzone Printing for the lovely job they do on printing each issue, and to Mail Quick, Inc. and Southwest Mail Center for mailing out our issues. We couldn’t have done this without you. Our thanks also to the many people who have helped PETro- glyphs over our long history by writing, editing and giving counsel.

It has been a pleasure to serve all of you by bringing you the animal news. Our animals deserve the best we can give them - always.

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