Animal Humane New Mexico

Rating: 4.71 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Animals, Human Services

Location: 615 Virginia St SE Albuquerque NM 87108 USA

Mission: The mission of Animal Humane | New Mexico is to improve the lives of companion animals through sheltering, adoption, community education, providing quality low-cost veterinary services to families in need, and programs that reduce pet overpopulation.
Results: Remarkable 2010 Accomplishments Include: 100% Adoption Rate for all Healthy Pets in Their Care! 4,810 Homeless Pets Adopted into Loving Homes 10,000+ Spay/Neuter Surgeries at Their Campus Donor-Subsidized Veterinary Clinic 5,342 Veterinary Appointments for Low-Income Pet Owners 1,300 Homeless pets nurtured in Their Life-Saving Foster Care Program 860 Homeless Pets Transferred to Animal Humane from 25 Partner Shelters in the State
Target demographics: Animal Humane's services are available to everyone. Any one may find their new best friend at one of their three Adoption Centers. Their adoptable pets our vaccinated, sterilized and trained, making them the best pet ever! Their donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic, a low-cost clinic offering spay/neuter services and critical and emergency care to low-income pet owners, is the only one of its kind in New Mexico. Clinic patients need only qualify financially. Please visit AnimalHumaneNM.org for qualification details. Animal Humane’s veterinary team hosts monthly vaccinations clinics open to the general public. Their Behavior Department offers rewards-based training classes at each of our three locations and operates a free Behavior Hotline (505.938.7900) available to all pet owners. They offer quality pet products at affordable prices at each of their pet stores (Animal Outfitters I at 615 Virginia St. SE and Animal Outfitters II at 9132 Montgomery Blvd. NE) and they operate a Pet Food Bank that distributes free food to needy pet owners and rescue groups statewide.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Total No. of Homeless Pets Served in 2010 = 21,529 Total No. of Pet Owners Served in 2010 = 24,596
Geographic areas served: Our services are available to everyone regardless of residency.
Programs: Adoptions offered at three locations High volume low-cost spay/neuter clinic Albuquerque's only Trap/Neuter/Return program Quality critical & emergency veterinary care Life skills & rewards-based training for canines and their owners Free Behavior Helpline 505.938.7900 Pet Food Bank for pet owners & rescue groups Monthly vaccination clinics open to the public and Foster care for young, shy and ill pets
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My wife and I started off as donors to Animal Humane NM. Our relationship evolved when we found a dog at our city shelter that was very quiet and timid. Around Christmas time that dog, a terrier cross, developed kennel cough. He was not responding to treatment at the shelter and we became concerned that he might be euthanized there. We arranged to have him transferred to Animal Humane. He was immediately given treatment for the kennel cough and began to respond. For the next three months I went to Animal Humane on a daily basis to walk Quincy and give him additional attention. During that period I observed the staff and volunteers. They all were very professional. I saw the satisfaction they felt when a dog or cat found his/her forever home. They seemed to know the names of most of the residents which is no simple feat. In the meantime Quincy was found to be food aggressive. He went through their behavior modification training and was eventually adopted into a loving home with other animals. Animal Humane is the only organization that I am aware of in New Mexico that has a low cost veterinary clinic for low income individuals. This allows those people to keep their beloved companion animals even when they require medical care. Their new cattery is the finest one that I have ever seen. The cats residing in that new facility have access to an enclosed outdoor facility where they can climb and watch birds in the adjacent trees. Animal Humane’s tireless efforts have significantly improved the lives of the homeless animals that find themselves staying on their campus.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their working to help a dog recover from kennel cough and food agression. I've also observed their efforts to help low income individuals get medical care for their pets and perform spay/neuter for low income individuals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see them have more money available to increase the services of their low cost veterinary clinic and increase the amount of spay/neuters they perform.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with the staff and Board of Directors and observing the committment of each of them to animal welfare

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Executive Director, office staff and managers, kennel workers, veterinarians, dog walkers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand it veterinary clinic and help more animals in New Mexico.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

having sufficient funds to continue its outstanding work in helping homeless animals.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been supporting AHNM's spay/neuter efforts since 2003. Since then, the program has grown from doing a few hundred surgeries per year to sterilizing thousands of pets of low income families, hundreds of cats and dogs in rescue and hundreds of feral cats each year. Animal Humane's management is committed to helping to end cat and dog over-population in New Mexico. Their Clinic is a state-of-the art facility staffed by dedicated professionals and volunteers. Last year they performed 10,000 surgical procedures. AHNM also allows another local non-profit to use their Clinic one or two Sundays per month for high volume feral cat spay/neuter clinics. As a donor, I am impressed with the fact that every Animal Humane client is treated with respect and compassion. I also know that every dollar I donate goes to help end the needless killing of healthy pets in New Mexico. I really hope that all animal lovers will choose to support Animal Humane's programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I have adopted four cats and one dog from AHNM. As a rescue member, my foster dogs have been served by the AHNM Clinic. I have taken two dogs to Train Humane obedience training. I also volunteer in Adoptions, doing pet photography.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Each time I visit the main campus of Animal Humane New Mexico, I am thrilled to see the continued improvements. With the comfort of the dog and cat residents, as well as the public in mind, they have created a warm and welcoming environment. The staff is friendly and helpful and eager to assist people in finding a forever friend. I am so pleased with their committment to help reduce the number of unwanted animals through robust spay/neuter programs and provide veterinary care for the pets of people who are low-income.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking with those who have adopted from the shelter. I've witnessed a deep desire on the part of the staff to make a difference in the lives of animal and people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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