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

ߧ To alleviate animal suffering by providing sanctuary from abuse, neglect, and homelessness;
ߧ To end the killing of healthy animals as a method of population control;
ߧ 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, and receive appropriate veterinary care and excellent nutrition.
No cages, and No chains. They have 35 snugly fenced acres where we can take them to run and play, protected 
by an electric fence for dogs naturally. 

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 (2023-2023) 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 $2023. 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  
Copyright ߧ 2023-2023  Bridging the Worlds Animal Sanctuary
All Rights Reserved
Website developed and maintained by Website to the Rescue
Bridging the Worlds
PO Box 2023
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-501-2023
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!
Read Sula's Story

Sula is Sponsored by Nan N.

Dove is Sponsored by Carla F.

Read Dove's Story

Milagro is Sponsored by Barbara S.

Read Milagro's Story

Olivia is Sponsored by Patricia M.

Read Olivia's Story

Destry is Sponsored by Lynn H.

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 animalߧs 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
animalߧs 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.


Junie Moon is Sponsored by Lynn H.

Read Junie Moon's Story

Soleri is Co-Sponsored by Lynn H. and Joanne C.

Read Destry's Story
ReadSoleri's Story
We have just partnered with Paracord Pet Collars!  

Paracord Pet Collars ( custom makes dog & cat collars,
dog leashes, leash couplers (walk 2 dogs on 1 leash), and bracelets out of a wide variety
of Paracord.    They will be donating up to 10% of the net sale to our Organization for
your purchase.  (5% for 1 item ordered; 8% for 2 items ordered; or 10% for more than 2
items ordered).   All you have to do is enter Bridging the Worlds in the field that asks
how you heard about Paracord Pet Collars when placing your order.

Visit to check out all the varieties they have to offer and
place your order.
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.
Adopt Your Perfect Animal Companion
Athena has a warrior name, but she’s more a combo of cuddle bug and athlete.
She was adopted from a shelter and deeply loved, but now her human mother is too ill to provide
the active life Athena craves and enjoys so much.

Athena is 5 years old, spayed, vaccinated, and weighs about 50 lbs.

As far as we can tell, she’s a lovable blend of Pit Bull, Yellow Lab, and Red Heeler. (your
thoughts?)   Her meet-and-greet skills are impeccable! She takes the time to politely discern
ranking preferences of other dogs and when she knows, she just goes with the flow.

She hasn’t yet met other animal species or little kids, but she adores adult humans and seems
highly likely to adore their smaller kin, too. She’s just so good-hearted.

If you’d like to learn more about Athena or schedule an introduction, please contact Beverly.
Phone: 505-501-2023
(Please leave a message, will call back pronto!)

Her adoption fee is $150.