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An Animal Sanctuary
Santa Fe, New Mexico
A 501(c)(3) Organization
Our Mission

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
Here are a few of our dogs who have found their forever homes.
Raymond's Gift

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.
~Click Here to read more~
The Fearful Dog

If you live with or are working with a scared or shy dog, is a place to find info. to help you be more effective in rehabilitating your  
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Bridging the Worlds
PO Box 9109
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-501-1887
Donate a bed
and give the GIFT OF COMFORT to a sanctuary dog. Your bed donation will make a world of
difference to them.
Marty's Meals

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 beloved!
Adopt Your Perfect Animal Companion
These are 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 wholeness.
Bridging the Worlds has a sweet flock of adoptable dogs to
tell you about, one each Wednesday until you've met them all.

Here's why:  Every single week, hundreds of earnest faces
show up in the Inbox, but the Sanctuary is full to the rafters. 
We simply can't help more until these great kids find homes,
so we're getting the word out.

Economic times are still sketchy, dogs are still losing
their homes, finding new homes doesn't happen as fast as it
used to.   Watch for your new heart throb!  If you can't adopt,
please help us to network!
Tuesday's Child features those who have, for a variety
of reasons, been invited to live out their lives with us.

Some have arrived fairly recently, with surprise issues requiring a
lot of time, money, and doggy courage.

Others have been here for many years, rescued from lives of
trauma and unable to face the big wide world as pets. They have
thrived here and now they are growing old, needing more
tenderness than ever, and more  veterinary care than they used to.

Each needs a sponsor to support the increased need for medical
care and nutritional support for the lumps, bumps, and aches of

Tuesday's Child will tell each dog's story.

Maybe someone will capture your heart!
Maybe you'll sign on as a proud sponsor!


Jinnie is Sponsored by
Vicki H. & Yvonne S.
Read Jinni's Story


Everest is Sponsored by Linda O.
Read Everest's Story


Eden is Sponsored by
Dianne C. & Randy S.
Read Eden's Story
Read Sula's Story

Soleri is partially sponsored by Lori W.


Sula is Sponsored by Nan N.

Read Kenai's Story

Dove is Sponsored by Carla F.

Read Dove's Story

Kenai is Co-Sponsored by Debora G. & Joanne C.


Milagro is Sponsored by Barbara S.

Read Milagro's Story

Olivia is Sponsored by Patricia M.

Read Olivia's Story

Cochise is Sponsored by Dan B.

Read Cochise's Story
Rebel Rebel

Apollo is Sponsored by Mary Ruth D.

Read Apollo's Story
Would you be Soleri's Co-Sponsors?

You can become a co-sponsor for only $15.00 per month.

To become Soleri's Special "Angel",
click on the DONATE NOW Button
PACE (PACH ay) is Italian for Peace, a name chosen to help
her calm down after life in a dysfunctional household.  New
name, lots of cuddles, and firm boundaries have helped her
settle in.   She's still a puppy, tho: boisterous, curious (nosey, that
is), mad-playful, and kinda noisy. She grows more beautiful
every day, and she learned to love cuddling very fast! 

Pace loves life and everyone she meets.  Her principle
interests are affection and play.  She is wonderful with other
dogs and when she recently met a confident cat, she complained
about the alien in the room, but showed no ill will.  (She might
chase a skittish cat.)

Pace is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative, house trained. 

Her adoption fee is $150.
Read Destry's Story

Destry is Sponsored by Lynn H.

Soleri arrived two years ago, with her companion Hogan. 
They had just been surrendered to a shelter, heartbroken and
so overweight they could barely walk. They were too huge to
be kenneled together and Soleri's grief was so intense the
staff feared she would immediately die.

They began to smile and grow strong from the moment they
arrived in their new wide open space, but then they began to
fight!  Their combined weight was 245 lbs. -- quite more
drama than I was prepared to cope with alone.  So Hogan
went into foster with an experienced Malamute rescuer, and
then found a dream home of his own.

Soleri is 10 years old now, slim and agile enough to dance for
her breakfast, but she has no interest in humans and is
absolutely intolerant of other dogs.   She loves teddy bears,
though.  Soleri is asking for a sponsor and offering to pay it
forward by adopting big t-bears who need a new home.  If you
are aware of any, please let her know!
What is Animal Abuse and Cruelty?

Signs of animal abuse may vary depending on the situation. Witnessing someone beating,
hurting, or harming an animal is an obvious telltale sign. Seeing a pet left in a hot car during
the summer or chained up outside may be more signs. Or noticing if the animal’s coat is full of
fleas and ticks or bones protruding from the body, which indicates neglect.

However, these are not the only signs. A fearful animal, one that seems to shrink away from
people and situations, is powerful evidence of abuse. Be aware of owner behavior as well.
Indications of possible abuse include if an owner seems aggressive or indifferent to an
animal’s welfare. Watch how families react around each other since cruel owners may use
pets as leverage against victims. Does the owner or family have pets for a very short time and
then introduce a new pet? These are all signs of possible abuse and neglect.

More Information about Pace

Breed:   Shepherd/Hound mix

Est. DOB:  Dec. 2014

Est. Weight
:  40 lbs.

Sex:  Spayed Female


Junie Moon is Sponsored by Lynn H.

Read Junie Moon's Story