I would like to thank Animal Protection of New Mexico, the Equine Protection Fund, and Phil for helping me geld my donkey. He is just over 2 years old and was getting to the point where he was more than I could handle. We also have mares and he is the age where he thinks he should be with them. I have a 6 month old baby and I am currently a stay at home mother. I would not have been able to have this procedure done with out the help of APNM. This procedure prevented unplanned breeding from Buckshot, and will allow me to responsibly rehome him if needed with out worry that he will be used for breeding. So a huge thank you from me and my family goes out to APNM, for helping us make our donkey a better pet, and keeping our horses safe from having babies!
I would like to thank Animal Protection of New Mexico for the generous donation of horse blankets to my family. This is an invaluable program and has provided my family with items that we were unable to purchase ourselves due to financial difficulties. The amount of care and compassion from everyone is beyond anything I imagined. My horses will appreciate the warm blankets during these cold winter months. This will help me provide them with more comfort and give them some shelter so they can stay warmer! Although it seems like we have had nice weather the past few days I am sure snow will return. Thank you so much to everyone who made donations to APNM and to everyone who is helping distribute these goods our community in times of need.
Alan: Thanks for your capacity at Animal Protection of NM and giving me peace of mind. Thank you again for putting pressure on that pitbull's owner. You're great, animals thank you! Eileen Beaty
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Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) is one of those rare organizations that fulfills their stated mission on every level. Thanks to APNM, New Mexico has one of the best advocacy organizations legislating to protect wild and domestic animals that otherwise would have no voice.
The City of Tucumcari NM Volunteer Animal Rescue needed help funding a spay-neuter clinic after a tragic fire destroyed the only Vet Hospital in Quay County. Despite little local funding, we were able to offer citizens affordable spay-neuter services in August due to funding provided by Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM). Without APNM's donation, there is NO WAY we could have arranged for the mobile spay-neuter van to help our community and their pets. We were able to spay and neuter 102 animals in 3 days and offer reduced fee micro-chipping, shots and other services. Thank you APNM for stepping up and helping us when we really needed it! Our community is grateful for your continued support!
APNM's mission is to advocate the rights of animals by effecting systemic change, resulting in the humane treatment of all animals. APNM stands up to the incredible and far reaching scope of the job this mission necessitates. From informing the public on the plight of our Alamogordo chimps and leading the fight for their freedom, to educating us on public trapping and its horrific consequences, and responding to the tough situation with our state’s equine and domestic animal abuse situation, APNM is there in the forefront, always professional, educated, and sincere. As a volunteer, I have found my life experience to be expanded and enlightened through my association and work with APNM. As a donor, I scrutinize any organization, not only for programs which I wish to support, but I look at sustainability, effectiveness, and ethics—APNM is alert to being a stalwart organization. They cooperate with other programs and organizations in the community and State, understanding to be effective they must not duplicate efforts but work together to assure for the safety and wellbeing of our animals, domestic and wild. The staff, Program Managers, Executive Team, and the Board Members work tirelessly and are committed to the mission. It is an honor to support and volunteer with APNM.
I have known APNM for many years. They are in it for the long haul and have the dedication to pursue an issue despite the inevitable setbacks one will encounter when pursuing an agenda of social change. i am proud to be associated with them.
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I just read Lisa Jenning's powerful story about her pony Chino, where she used her personal relationship to illustrate the plight of horses and offer hope for the future.
I’ve always admired Lisa Jennings and APNM for their tremendous efforts for animals in my home state of New Mexico. Recently I attended Taking Action for Animals, where I had the opportunity to hear Program Director Laura Bonar speak about her successful campaign to prevent former research chimpanzees from being sent back into research. I know I speak for many in expressing deepist appreciation to APNM for their tireless efforts to protect animals.
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APNM works on big issues that have big impacts on the well-being of animals in New Mexico, thereby making a better community for everyone. Working with citizens, legislators, and professionals in a wide range of fields, their accomplishments are not only impressive within the state, but can be a model for other states on how to make positive changes for animals.
It has been my greatest honor and privilege to serve on the board of directors for Animal Protection Voters, the legislative arm of Animal Protection of New Mexico. We work closely, hand-in-hand together on the animal issues and challenges that confront us on a daily basis. Throughout the years and before I was a board member I called on APNM for help in the Taos, NM area where I reside. One in particular was a case involving dog hoarding where our local law enforcement and animal control were totally at a loss as to how to handle the situation. Sixty plus dogs were needing intervention and APNM got busy and organized our local law enforcement and the Santa Fe Shelter Vans to transport the dogs to the Santa Fe Shelter. Recently another extreme hoarding case involving cats in our area was helped by APNM who worked with our animal shelter and law enforcement offering help and expertise on how to handle the situation, I personally have had a conversation with our District Attorney, Donald Gallegos, where he praised APNM and Executive Director, Lisa Jennings for imparting their expertise in his office's animal cases. My history with animal welfare goes back many years and I am familiar with all of our resources in Northern New Mexico. APNM is the most valuable resource of all. Their core programs have made changes in the lives of our animals and animal welfare bills would not be passed through the legislature without the committed and dedicated work of this most valuable organization. I cannot even imagine where we would be without APNM. The staff is passionate about their work and put in the hours necessary to do the job. The legislators listen to APNM and there is a reason for that! Your donations could not go to a more worthy non-profit working for animal welfare.
"APNM's longevity is proof positive of their effectiveness in New Mexico. Without education, advocacy and laws that take into consideration those whom do not have a voice, a society cannot be proud of oneself. APNM makes me proud and makes New Mexico better."
-Anna Soeiro, CHES
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