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Animal Protection Of New Mexico Inc

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews 1,516

Address:

Po Box 11395 Albuquerque NM 87192 USA

Mission:

To foster humane animal treatment and challenge animal cruelty by working statewide to change stubborn systems that cause and allow cruelty. Pragmatic, effective services/programs create safer communities for all.

Programs:

Public assistance that includes providing free statewide animal cruelty hotline consultation and problem-solving, delivering comprehensive classroom-based humane education curriculum called the animal connection (which helps fulfill many of the national common core educational standards all teachers strive to achieve with their students), providing adult education, delivering to state agency employees training on the link between animal cruelty and family violence and how to effectively report neglect/cruelty, managing the companion animal rescue effort (care) network that maintains a network of safe havens for the animals of domestic violence victims so vulnerable people and their animals can stay safe from abusive partners who use animals as leverage in violent relationships, providing financial assistance to individuals statewide for equine feed, gelding and veterinary assistance, providing financial assistance to individuals to spay and neuter their cats and dogs and for medical assistance for companion animals in the santa fe region, providing free resources on a wide variety of animal-related topics including comprehensive web-based information, public education seminars and outreach booths and distribution of printed materials and dissection alternatives for students.

animal advocacy campaigns (other than wildlife) with an effort to improve public policies and practices related to the treatment of animals through legislative and non-legislative means. Activities include providing training and equipment to law enforcement officers throughout the state, offering rewards for information about cruelty cases to assist with enforcement of laws, tracking and evaluating prosecution of animal cruelty cases, helping social services and criminal justice workers recognize broader signs of abuse, providing comprehensive support for the state's animal shelters through consultation, direct assistance and identifying resources and fundraising, encouraging communities to restrict or eliminate dog chaining both for humane reasons and to keep communities safer, working with state and local agencies to identify and strengthen the resources and capacity for keeping animals safe in natural and human-caused disasters, working to end the use of chimpanzees in research and securing permanent sanctuary for almost 200 government-owned chimpanzees living in new mexico, and working to ensure all horses (in racing and other competition, domestic ownership for riding, and free-roaming) are treated humanely, that new mexico not be permitted to open a horse slaughter plant, and that a robust equine safety net be maintained and expanded.

working to change wildlife policies through legislation, research and investigations, polls, coexistence education, coalition-building, implementing humane strategies by establishing partnerships with wildlife agencies, and organizing interested members of the public to express opinions to governing agencies. Species receiving specific focus include mountain lions, coyotes, beavers and prairie dogs. Legislative efforts include working for a ban on killing contests and a ban on traps and poisons on public lands.

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Reviews for Animal Protection Of New Mexico Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

"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

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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