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Animal Stories
Animal Stories

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The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary serves a region of desperate need. Northern New Mexico has a long history of neglect, ill-treatment …


Welcome Sanctuary Friends!


     The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary is a place of refuge for animals who otherwise would perish: The abandoned, the abused, the sick, the old, the suffering. Located on 130 wooded acres In the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe New Mexico, the Sanctuary is non-profit and tax-exempt. We also are an accredited member of The Association of Sanctuaries, a national organization with the highest standards for animal welfare and care. Our founder and director, Natalie Owings, works at the Sanctuary 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without salary. If you haven’t seen our newest newsletter, you can download it here.


3 Billion Birds Lost

An urgent message from Natalie Owings:


Cornell Lab of Ornithology accurately reports that 3 billion birds have been lost in our country.

“A staggering loss that suggests the very fabric of North America’s ecosystem is unraveling.”—Cornell Lab director John Fitzpatrick and study coauthor Peter Marra

John W. Fitzpatrick, Director of Cornell Lab of Ornithology suggests that you do these two things immediately to help stem the devastating decline in our bird species:

1. Do not permit or tolerate free roaming cats out of doors, and
2. Put decals on your windows to prevent bird collisions which are fatal. All bird shops carry nice decals which are not visible to you, only to the birds.

“Whether our commonest birds keep getting rarer and rarer year after year is going to depend on how well we can organize our voices and how spirited we can be in delivering this message that this trend needs to stop.” John W. Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology


For more information or to read the entire article, please visit:

Natalie Owings is a member of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, American Bird Conservancy, Audubon Society and a dedicated birder. She is also the founder and director of The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary


Natalie Owings Interview
on Petlife Radio (January 2017)



To listen to the interview, click on the image above or the link below:
and click the small “Play” button on the left, just under the
“Heart and Soul of Animal Rescue” image.
You can also listen to it in iTunes. A full transcript is also available here.




In Memory of Our Pets



All donations received are used directly for animal medical care and rescue.             More info: (505) 757-6817


Water for Wildlife


The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary would like to remind everyone that South West wildlife is suffering from lack of water. So it is best to provide water at ground level, as well as bird baths for wildlife everywhere in the South West !!!

Attention !!!

In the Sangre de Cristo, deer are coming to people’s yards, looking for water.




For info/questions

If you need to contact The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary please call
505-757-6817. Do not email. We receive too many emails and
prefer that you call instead.Thank you!

We need your help to reach our goal of $10,000, to be used toward our ongoing veterinary expenses.
Help make a donation today!