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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of the santa fe animal shelter & humane society, inc. Is to support animals, save lives, and spread compassion.

Programs: Humane care, adoption, and disposition of animals. Advocating for the interest, welfare, and protection of animals. Benefiting many animals and persons.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 1

My sister and I repeatedly tried to make a sizable donation from my mother's estate to the shelter through their Director of Growth. Despite repeated attempts via email and phone I was never contacted. I tried for three weeks. Either their director of growth is incompetent or they must not need our gift. I have seen their facility and it is marvelous but I also keep hearing stories like mine about how they handle donors and even volunteers. My mother made multiple donations to this organization and supported it for many years yet now even after we try and tell them we want to help in her name we are not even given the courtesy of a returned phone call or reply to an email. We had higher expectations and are very disappointed.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society has proven itself to be effective and truly committed to the welfare of animals. I just finished my estate planning and SFAS will receive a large gift from my estate. I hope others will join me in supporting the Shelter and shelters like SFAS.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am grateful that the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is doing such fine work and is so transparent as it relates to how donor dollars are used. I recommend that all my friends review the data here and continue to support this very worthy organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a little dog from the shelter who had had a broken leg. It was so cool that the shelter could help him. He is adorable and I'm grateful

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My adoption experience was so positive. Everyone seemed committed to finding me just the right match for my family. We are crazy in love with Lil Bella. Thanks Santa Fe Animal Shelter

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter for many years and am thrilled with the progress the shelter has made since the shelter opened in its new location. Santa Fe is lucky to have a state of the art facility with an incredible board of directors and great team all around. Kudos to all.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization and its leadership have proven that you can indeed save almost every animal. I donate and urge others to do the same

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5

Donor

Rating: 1

The Director reportedly lives in a home owned by the Shelter and receives other perks that are not reported in her $142K salary. The Shelter is having budget problems and has reduced staff in such a way as to negatively impact animal care, including an increase in the number of animals being put to sleep; and reducing adoption fees which has resulted in puppies being "re-sold" on Craigslist. I am always concerned about any manager that surrounds herself with highly paid friends as the Director has done. The most highly paid positions at the Shelter are filled with the Director's friends and that reduces the likelihood that a "whistle blower" will report malfeasance. This practice should be a red flag for the Board but not if they are also carefully chosen friends . The Shelter has many wonderful qualities, and it has the capacity to truly be one of the best animal shelters in the country, but to achieve its full potential, the Board needs to clean house. Current management is a liability.