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New shelter board member created nonprofit name

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos has named a new board member. Kay Kimmel recently joined the board of the nonprofit. She has been a longtime volunteer at Stray Hearts. Officials say she is the person responsible for the name. Kimmel has a … more

Stray Hearts Santa

Santa visited Stray Hearts Animal Shelter recently. more

Year of loss stokes discussion on suicide prevention, mental health

The conversation surrounding suicides in Taos County is by no means new. Those who have lived here for years – or for generations – are aware that New Mexico consistently ranks among the top five states in terms of suicide rates, overall, and … more

Stray Hearts

Stray Hearts is trying to reduce the number of animals in its shelter through a holiday campaign that features lower adoptions fees. more

Stray Hearts offers reduced holiday adoption fees

Taos' Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is offering special adoption fees through December.  The adoption fees are $15 for dogs and $10 for cats. The special is a way to kick-off the “Home for the Holidays, Empty the Shelter” campaign. Adoption … more

Habitat home dedication is apex of many months of work

Habitat for Humanity built its first house in Taos 22 years ago. Fast forward to 2016, and the organization dedicated its 30th home in the community Nov. 19. The home was built for Vera, Jewels and Nieves Romero. A short ceremony took place at … more

Animals at Stray Hearts now spayed/neutered before release

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos will no longer release animals until they are spayed or neutered. “We ended the process of allowing animals to leave the shelter without being altered,” said acting executive director Diane Padoven in a … more

‘Festival of Trees’ returns to Taos

After a one-year hiatus, the “Festival of Trees” holiday benefit returns Dec. 2 under the direction of the DreamTree Project and El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa. Started in 2001 by The Taos News and the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, … more

Taos philanthropist delivers $1 million

The new executive director of Taos Community Foundation — Lisa O’Brien — said she set a big goal for herself after taking the helm in September. “I wanted to bring in $1 million in my first year — a $1 million endowment for TCF,” … more

Donor matches Stray Hearts gifts until Dec. 15

Double your gift, says Stray Hearts Animal Shelter officials. “A kind donor has provided a matching grant up to $5,000 and will double your donation through December 15th,” said the nonprofit located in Taos. “The animals at Stray Hearts … more
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