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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

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having spent many years volunteering in various animal welfare capacities, I can say with confidence that Animal Humane New Mexico is a standout private non-profit shelter. This is not easy work by any means. It is emotionally fraught, and tough decisions always have to be made. But I know of no other organization in the state whose staff and volunteers are as knowledgeable and dedicated to animal welfare as those who work at Animal Humane New Mexico. The organization has no doubt blossomed under Peggy Weigle's executive directorship. Thanks to her leadership, a progressive board, and the excellence of her staff, the organization has attracted a cadre of volunteers who help with animal exercise and socialization, implemented a cutting edge behavioral department, and regularly sponsors innovative and fun off-site adoption events that successfully rally the community. It's also the only shelter I know of that utilizes Meet Your Match in the adoption process and offers post adoption puppy and adult training classes. All in all, a model shelter and a model adoption program.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I hve been involved with AHNM for many years as a vendor, donor and adoption coordinator with a breed rescue organization. They are in the top 3 of non profits I have been associated with. Their community involvement, from the Doggie Dash and Dawdle, Artists for the Animals, Newsletters, Adopion Clinics and so much more, promotes their mission to the fullest. The entire staff is remarkable and dedicted to the animals. AHNM, is quite frankly, a remakable organization and one that makes our community proud of their accompishments.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All three of our wonderful dogs were adopted through Animal Humane, and I can't say enough good about this fine organization. From building the first clinic in Albuquerque to provide veterinary services to those with limited financial means, to opening an adoption facility in the Northeast Heights that provides easier and more visible access, Animal Humane New Mexico is always looking at the next strategic move it can make to find good homes for many pets as possible, to educate the population about preventing overpopulation, and especially to mitigate pain and suffering of our fellow creatures. I am proud to be a donor and supporter!