Animal Humane New Mexico
The mission of Animal Humane New Mexico is to support and improve the lives of New Mexico's cats and dogs through sheltering, adoptions, humane education and veterinary services.
Animal Humane is the state’s leading private animal welfare agency serving cats, dogs and their families. From our main campus in Albuquerque, we partner with shelters across the state to rescue homeless pets.
Since January 2010, we have successfully re-homed 100% of the healthy pets in our care! With state-of-the-art facilities on our four-acre Main Campus, and a new adoption center on the Westside, we deliver innovative programs and a variety of compassionate services, making Animal Humane a national leader in animal welfare. There is no time limit on a pet’s stay in our care and we never euthanize pets for space.
Animal Humane is committed to saving as many lives as possible by minimizing the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable homeless pets. We regularly transfer in pets at risk of euthanasia for space from shelters in Albuquerque and throughout the state as part of our Project Fetch program, and we work to promote and advocate for the adoption of pets in our community.
We offer a range of services beyond adoptions. Accomplishments in 2015 by several of our other programs include:
• Helped 4,055 cats and dogs find their forever homes and returned 242 lost pets.
• Saved 1,688 pets from 15 overcrowded shelters through Project Fetch.
• Conducted 5,003 spay/neuter surgeries at our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic.
• Provided free help to 915 families through our Behavior Helpline.
• Reached 6,861 students and teachers at schools through 9,679 hours of education through our Learn Humane outreach.
• Distributed 152,608 pounds of pet food through our Pet Food Bank; a 46% increase over 2014.
• Worked with 279 families who fostered 1,323 pets for us; 85% of them puppies and kittens.
• Welcomed 470 volunteers who provided 45,503 hours of service.
Other programs include a thriving thrift shop, pet food bank, Train Humane classes and partnered with Paws and Stripes to place 12 talented service dogs with veterans.