Animal Humane New Mexico
July 26, 2010
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.
Ways to make it better...
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...
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
having sufficient funds to continue its outstanding work in helping homeless animals.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & I transferred a dog from the City Shelter to Animal Humane and walked that dog daily until he was adopted.