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Animal Humane New Mexico

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my second dog from here. We came in to visit & were asked if we minded sharing a review of our experience with AH. Happy to. We come here for family time even when we are not looking for a dog, just to show our kids how they can help others in need. It's a great place to visit, to adopt, and talk to the great staff and volunteers. They've come a long way in making the shelter awesome.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We volunteer for a non-profit, New Mexico Animal Friends, that works in collaboration with Animal Humane and The City of Albuquerque to spay & neuter feral cats for the trap, neuter return program. Animal Humane has led the way for this program to grow by securing funding and providing surgeries for this program. They have been receptive to our needs for daily surgeries and provided our organization, without charge, the space to hold it's own monthly clinic. Animal Humane is truly a leader in both the Trap, Neuter & Return program and the spay & neuter of owned cats to help humanely reduce the over-population of cats in New Mexico.

Ramona G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Animal Humane we have two of our three forever pets. Rio, our red heeler, was adopted from Animal Humane in 2003. Fiona, a/k/a Baby Cakes, was adopted in 2010. Fiona was taken to Animal Humane in March, 2010 after suffering a terrible accident in her home which burned her paws, belly, and fur. Animal Humane was able to treat her injuries and care for her until she was ready to be adopted into her forever home. My family was lucky enough to be that home, and Fiona touches our lives every day with her beautiful, loving spirit. This happy ending, and many others, are made possible by Animal Humane and its supporters.