I adopted my second dog from here. We came in to visit & were asked if we minded sharing a review of our experience with AH. Happy to. We come here for family time even when we are not looking for a dog, just to show our kids how they can help others in need. It's a great place to visit, to adopt, and talk to the great staff and volunteers. They've come a long way in making the shelter awesome.
My wife and I started giving to Animal Humane New Mexico in 2016 after visiting the shelter. We were blown away by the growth of their footprint and the serenity & joy of meeting the cats and dogs. The cats have their own luxury quarters - so private and serene from all the dog activity. You will definitely not walk away feeling sad or stressed in finding your perfect new animal.
I am a dog owner as I have four dogs(3 Cocker Spaniels & 1 Basset mix) and I consider them to be my four legged children. I have used Animal Humanes health Clinic to get one of my Cockers fixed as well as operated on for a hernia on her stomach. Not only did I get exceptional service but the dedication of the medical staff on taking care of my Baby Girl made me believe in Animal Humane. I recently donated a SUV to Animal Humane for their Fund raising. I wish I could donate working there at Animal Humane but my health does not allow me to do this. The facility at Animal Humane is for the well being of the animals which are cared for there. People who are looking for a new adoption can be assured the animals are very well taken care of and will be ready to be adopted. THIS ANIMAL RESCUE IS A NO KILL FACILITY AND I WISH PEOPLE WHO GIVE UP THEIR ANIMALS WOULD TAKE THEM TO ANIMAL HUMANE(pay the fee) SO THEIR DOGS OR CATS WOULD HAVE THE BEST CHANCE TO BE ADOPTED. THATS THE LEAST YOU CAN DO FOR THE ANIMAL YOU ARE JUST ACTUALLY DUMPING BECAUSE CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW SCARED THEY ARE WHEN YOU LEAVE THEM. IF YOU HAVE ANY FEELINGS YOU NEED TO DO WHATS BEST FOR THEM AS THEY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. ANIMAL HUMANE IS A GODS SEND AS THEY ARE DEDICATED ORGANIZATION TO SEE UNWANTED ANIMALS ARE TAKEN CARE OF IN WAYS. PLEASE DONATE TO THIS FACILITY BECAUSE THEY REALLY DO AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB IN THE CARE OF THE ANIMALS THEY ARE TRUSTED WITH. I BELIEVE IN THEM 100%!
THANK YOU JOE CARRASCO
I need to comment on Linda Lou Funky Finds comment. I volunteer at the Animal Humane center and Retail Store. I can't believe she thinks the prices on the furniture and clothing are high. Hello!!!!!! The money raised at this store goes to save animals, provide low cost vet medical care to low income families, get loving animals adopted to new homes etc.... not a 'profit' in the same sense as her store. I feel her comments were simply to get people to come to her store instead. Why else would she make such a comment.
I am a small business owner of a re-sale shop in Alb., and I use to shop at the Animal Humane Thrift store on Menaul.
I would get such a good deal on everything there.
I then would donate 5% of my monthly profits to the Animal Humane Center.
The store recently changed its policies. The prices on their furniture are now double what they should be,
the clothes are three times the price. They are now just another over priced junk store.
I was told they have a new manager, and she has decided to make more profit.
Unfortunately I can no longer shop there,and my donations are few.
Great work with helping animals. A kind and professional organization.
I was anticipating just to meet Donna Stumpf but instead was given the royal tour of the entire facility and wow, and what a facility the AHANM is! The facility supports animals lives in ways that I did not even imagine a facility could. For example, the facilty has a walking area that trains dogs to be obedient so that their chances of adoption are improved. On the day of my tour, this area was staffed with volunteers! Additionally, I was duly impressed with the cathouse where felines could climb onto different stairs and look out of windows, while staring at trees that contain birds! The AHANM has too many beautiful components to list, many of which are staffed by volunteers. The AHANM facility in Abq. is truly a wonderful place for its clients, the animals that have been placed in its care.
Animal Humane-New Mexico has become a leader in the sheltering field in New Mexico and the region. Recent important initiatives include Meet Your Match adoption approaches to ensure animals and their guardians are well suited for one another, humane dog training, impressive upgrades to the physical shelter, agility training for high-energy dogs, an ambitious "street cat" program, a desperately needed veterinary care program for the animals of indigent individuals, an off-site adoption facility, and increased foster capacity. AH-NM, its talented staff and ambitious programs that are making a difference for New Mexico's animals should serve as a model for other shelters throughout the state.
My experience with Animal Humane New Mexico (AHNM) spans back five years. During that time, it is impressive to review the positive evolution of this organization. Lead by a dynamic Executive Director, it seems as no task is too monumental. What strikes me the most is the multi-faceted approach that AHNM takes to accomplish their lofty goals; innovative tactics to achieve record-breaking adoptions, low cost spay/neuter programs, microchipping and vaccinating pre-owned pets, foster care for special needs animals, responsible pet parenting classes for students, cat adoptions via local businesses, humane dog training and agility classes, state conferences that address all aspects shelter operations and large-scale public events like Doggie Dash & Dawdle. The list goes on. These remarkable accomplishments are made possible by the dedicated management, staff and amazingly tireless volunteers. And just who benefits from these endeavors? All of us, but especially those animals in the shelter still looking for their forever home.
Being a local pet supply business owner, we started as a partner with AHNM on a variety of events and occasionally via monetary contributions. Over time, we observed the tremendous value AHNM brings to the New Mexico community and thus augmented our support to the point of becoming a sponsor for their outdoor training area/agility field. As part of this collaboration, we offer free scholarships to select new pet parents who wish to enroll in a free six-week positive training class at AHNM. For the AHNM shelter dogs, some on our favorite activities include the daily enrichment programs. These programs should be a model for the rest of our shelter operations here in New Mexico.
Recently, I began serving as a board member with Animal Humane New Mexico. I am excited to participate in one of our state’s leading shelters, both in standards and by the numbers. It is an honor to be involved with an organization that gets things done by knowing how to walk the walk.
I have been a board member with Animal Humane New Mexico for about the last 2 years. During that time, I have been impressed time and time again with the quality of the volunteers and staff, the knowledge and passion exhibited by the executive director, and the care and thoughtfulness with which all decisions are approached by the officers and the rest of the board. As a veterinarian, I have worked with many rescue groups over the years, and AHNM is unquestionably the most well-run I have come across. I am proud to be associated with this organization, and to be a small part of all of the good it does in our state.
I have been a volunteer at Animal Humane NM since 2007. I have volunteered in adoptions, the clinic, marketing, mobiles and dogwalker. There has been great growth and improvements since I began. I have found all staff to be professional, dedicated and motivated to provide the best care and best "forever" homes as humanily possible. I read the negative review below and I have to say I am unaware of what this individual is saying. While there is always room for improvements, I believe that Animal Humane NM strives to be the best shelter. The staff are always looking at other shelters and how they have made changes and improvements for the animals they care for and the community they serve. Keep up the great work.