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Animal Protection Of New Mexico Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To foster humane animal treatment and challenge animal cruelty by working statewide to change stubborn systems that cause and allow cruelty. Pragmatic, effective services/programs create safer communities for all.

Programs: Public assistance that includes providing free statewide animal cruelty hotline consultation and problem-solving, delivering comprehensive classroom-based humane education curriculum called the animal connection (which helps fulfill many of the national common core educational standards all teachers strive to achieve with their students), providing adult education, delivering to state agency employees training on the link between animal cruelty and family violence and how to effectively report neglect/cruelty, managing the companion animal rescue effort (care) network that maintains a network of safe havens for the animals of domestic violence victims so vulnerable people and their animals can stay safe from abusive partners who use animals as leverage in violent relationships, providing financial assistance to individuals statewide for equine feed, gelding and veterinary assistance, providing financial assistance to individuals to spay and neuter their cats and dogs and for medical assistance for companion animals in the santa fe region, providing free resources on a wide variety of animal-related topics including comprehensive web-based information, public education seminars and outreach booths and distribution of printed materials and dissection alternatives for students.

animal advocacy campaigns (other than wildlife) with an effort to improve public policies and practices related to the treatment of animals through legislative and non-legislative means. Activities include providing training and equipment to law enforcement officers throughout the state, offering rewards for information about cruelty cases to assist with enforcement of laws, tracking and evaluating prosecution of animal cruelty cases, helping social services and criminal justice workers recognize broader signs of abuse, providing comprehensive support for the state's animal shelters through consultation, direct assistance and identifying resources and fundraising, encouraging communities to restrict or eliminate dog chaining both for humane reasons and to keep communities safer, working with state and local agencies to identify and strengthen the resources and capacity for keeping animals safe in natural and human-caused disasters, working to end the use of chimpanzees in research and securing permanent sanctuary for almost 200 government-owned chimpanzees living in new mexico, and working to ensure all horses (in racing and other competition, domestic ownership for riding, and free-roaming) are treated humanely, that new mexico not be permitted to open a horse slaughter plant, and that a robust equine safety net be maintained and expanded.

working to change wildlife policies through legislation, research and investigations, polls, coexistence education, coalition-building, implementing humane strategies by establishing partnerships with wildlife agencies, and organizing interested members of the public to express opinions to governing agencies. Species receiving specific focus include mountain lions, coyotes, beavers and prairie dogs. Legislative efforts include working for a ban on killing contests and a ban on traps and poisons on public lands.

Community Stories

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Animal Protection of New Mexico, the Equine Protection Fund, and Phil for helping me geld my donkey. He is just over 2 years old and was getting to the point where he was more than I could handle. We also have mares and he is the age where he thinks he should be with them. I have a 6 month old baby and I am currently a stay at home mother. I would not have been able to have this procedure done with out the help of APNM. This procedure prevented unplanned breeding from Buckshot, and will allow me to responsibly rehome him if needed with out worry that he will be used for breeding. So a huge thank you from me and my family goes out to APNM, for helping us make our donkey a better pet, and keeping our horses safe from having babies!

I would like to thank Animal Protection of New Mexico for the generous donation of horse blankets to my family. This is an invaluable program and has provided my family with items that we were unable to purchase ourselves due to financial difficulties. The amount of care and compassion from everyone is beyond anything I imagined. My horses will appreciate the warm blankets during these cold winter months. This will help me provide them with more comfort and give them some shelter so they can stay warmer! Although it seems like we have had nice weather the past few days I am sure snow will return. Thank you so much to everyone who made donations to APNM and to everyone who is helping distribute these goods our community in times of need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The City of Tucumcari NM Volunteer Animal Rescue needed help funding a spay-neuter clinic after a tragic fire destroyed the only Vet Hospital in Quay County. Despite little local funding, we were able to offer citizens affordable spay-neuter services in August due to funding provided by Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM). Without APNM's donation, there is NO WAY we could have arranged for the mobile spay-neuter van to help our community and their pets. We were able to spay and neuter 102 animals in 3 days and offer reduced fee micro-chipping, shots and other services. Thank you APNM for stepping up and helping us when we really needed it! Our community is grateful for your continued support!