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An Animal Sanctuary
Santa Fe, New Mexico
A 501(c)(3) Organization
• To alleviate animal suffering by providing sanctuary from abuse, neglect, and homelessness;
• To end the killing of healthy animals as a method of population control;
• To teach that animals are intrinsically valuable, worthy of respect, compassion, and care.
Currently our efforts are focused on dogs, who live safe and free here while they recover physical health
and emotional harmony. All are spayed or neutered, receive appropriate veterinary care and excellent
nutrition. No cages, no chains. They have 35 snugly fenced acres where we can take them to run and
play. Most of them live among us - free to snooze indoors on hot days and cold nights, welcome to take
refuge from summer or winter storms in our house and offices, or tucked into their own houses in their
own yards, as they choose.
As needed, they receive homeopathic and herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, chiropractic
treatment, acupuncture, and western medicines to address acute or chronic physical or behavioral
symptoms. When they are ready, we help them to join new human families.
Occasionally an unexpected condition such as cancer is revealed during the initial veterinary exam. Or a
traumatized animal who functions well in this environment cannot adjust to the requirements of life as a
“pet” and is considered “unadoptable.” We do everything possible to help those animals achieve comfort
and happiness and they live out their lives with us.
We regret deeply that we cannot take in every animal who needs help, because we do not kill dogs to
make space for other dogs. We see each dog through to adoption into a new family or to old age and
death. We do euthanize for untreatable suffering.
We chose the name Bridging the Worlds because we like the idea of a path that bridges the human and
animal realms -- a path to human/animal relationships of mutual respect, true communication, and mutual
aid. Everyone who has ever loved an animal has crossed that bridge
- Founders: Robert Hayes (1954-2008) and Beverly Antaeus
Adopt Your Perfect Animal Companion
See below the dogs currently in our sanctuary and ready for adoption.
All of our dogs have been spayed or neutered, all up-to-date on their
vaccinations, and are in healthy condition. When you adopt a rescued
dog you participate in bringing these wonderful animals back to
Raymond had a diaphragmatic hernia. X-rays showed that part of
his stomach and intestines were in his chest cavity, so he could
not process food and was slowly starving to death. Following an
extensive veterinary exam, this one-year-old Lab mix faced two
hard choices: quiet euthanasia or risky, costly extreme surgery.
The odds of survival were 70/30, the cost would be over $1000.
The emergency medical fund was depleted and the practical
decision seemed to be choice #1, which created heavy sadness,
but only made sense.
What happened next is not for everyone. If you don't like mystery
and mysticism, then read no further. If you'd like to hear what
Raymond had to "say," please do read on.
The Fearful Dog
If you live with or are working with a scared or shy dog, Fearfuldogs.com is a place to find info. to help you be more effective in
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Bridging the Worlds
PO Box 9109
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Sponsor a Dog
Also a quick reminder: if you could see clear to put just $10/month on automatic donation to sponsor a dog, it would make a world of
Donate a bed
and give the GIFT OF COMFORT to a sanctuary dog.
Your bed donation will make a world of difference to them.
When we take in a hurt, neglected, starved dog, the very first
"medicine" we offer is hand-crafted Marty's Meals. Dull fur,
eyes, and spirits soon shine and they have energy to dance for
dinner. But really! Dogs don't have to suffer to benefit from this
wonderful food -- please visit their website on behalf of your