Our mission is to support and improve the lives of New Mexico’s cats and dogs through sheltering, adoptions, humane education and veterinary services.


From the Blog
  • Raise Funds, Help Pets

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    Every year, thousands of people gather at Doggie Dash & Dawdle to help homeless pets. We are so honored by your dedication to helping transform the lives of cats and dogs in our care, and appreciate each of our participants compassion! Many individuals go above and beyond, raising hundreds of dollars to increase their impact and inspire their friends and family with their passion for pets. Melissa, who has nearly reached her $500 goal, is one amazing advocate for the pets in our care. Melissa shared her inspiration and passion with us: “I have two dogs that never would have made it without Animal Humane: Suki and Jack. Suki was adopted in 2007, and was a six month old transfer from a high risk shelter. Jack was a runt surrendered by a breeder when he was only days old; he was very sick and may not have made it with our Animal Humane’s Foster Care and Clinic Teams. When I saw his face on Animal Humane’s website, I knew he was meant for our family. “I would watch rescue videos and see these amazing stories of animals that are given a second chance and thought about helping but never made the time. After following the journey of Cane, a rescued dog, I was moved to “paw it forward” and wanted to do something to help homeless pets; especially the bully breeds. I love my pets and couldn’t imagine my life without them… they’re not just our pets, they’re our family. Shortly after Cane passed away, my mother in law succumbed to brain cancer and I learned she was a supporter of Animal Humane New Mexico; it was my final inspiration to do something. “So, I signed up for Doggie Dash and to volunteer for Animal Humane. She would be so proud. “If I could, I would rescue them all, but right now, I can do the next best thing by raising money and volunteering to help other Canes, Sukis and Jacks find homes.” To say thank you for remarkable efforts and dedication like Melissa’s, we offer prizes – and the immense gratitude from every dog and cat you help us save. This year, they include: $35 – a 2015 Doggie Dash & Dawdle T-Shirt $100 – Name a dog or cat in 2016 & receive a pet photo $250 – a Thermal Logo Tumbler $500 – a cozy Animal Humane scarf $1,000 – a FitBit Charge HR, to help you train for next year! And, every individual who raises $100 or more by Friday, October 30 is entered to win these gifts from our generous partners: A $100 Ticketmaster Gift Card, courtesy of 93.3 KOB-FM and Bud Light 3 days of Day Camp at Camp Bow Wow To begin fundraising, visit DoggieDashAndDawdle.org, and register or begin your own fundraising team! If you have raised cash or checks, you may turn those in to the Marketing Department at Animal Humane New Mexico, or on the day of the event at our Information Tent. THANK YOU for your incredible support. We can’t wait to see you at Doggie Dash on November 1!
  • Give the Gift of Hope to Homeless Pets

    Make a one-time donation: Submit Bianca, a 1.5-year-old Shepherd/Red Heeler mix, arrived at Animal Humane while she was in labor. Bianca and her puppies were nurtured by our Foster Care Team until they were weaned and sterilized–and then quickly adopted. With each gift, our dedicated Team turns your amazing contributions into medical treatment, behavior training and loving care for the pets brought through our doors. Each cat and dog receives the physical and emotional nourishment they need to become happy, healthy and loving companions. After parting ways with her puppies, Bianca blossomed into a playful adolescent, engaging in canine playgroups and winning the heart of her future adopter. Today, Bianca and her puppies are each sharing warm homes and creating happy memories with their new families–all thanks to you, our donors, and to our Volunteers, as well as our Veterinary, Foster Care and Adoptions Teams who helped them thrive and find loving homes. You still have time to double your impact this holiday season by taking advantage of our generous Board of Directors’ commitment to match up to $50,000 for gifts made by December 31. Thank you for your generous support… your kindness is truly a gift!
  • Returning to the Westside in 2016

    October 15 is the last day of operation for our Northeast Heights Adoption & Training Center. This location, which opened in 2010, served as an adoption location for dogs and cats, and also offered training classes. We opened the location, at 9132 Montgomery Blvd. NE, as a satellite location to serve residents of this area. However, now that Project Humane, our $5.6 million renovation, has been completed at our 615 Virginia St. SE Main Campus, we are proud to report that it is busier than ever, and we have decided to relocate our satellite to better serve residents on Albuquerque’s West Side, and those in Corrales and Rio Rancho. “Our goal is to match as many families with their perfect pets as possible, but we ultimately found that our previous Westside location on Corrales Road was a bit too far off the beaten path so we closed it in 2012,” says Peggy Weigle, Animal Humane’s Executive Director. “We always intended to re-open an Adoption Center once our Main Campus renovation was completed to serve Westside and Rio Rancho residents. We are pleased to have signed a lease with Dr. Danny Levenson for a new Adoption Center at 10141 Coors Blvd. NW and plan to be open in early 2016. Having recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary and completed the 615 Virginia St. SE renovation, Animal Humane is ready to take this next step to continue our evolution of programs and services.” A Westside location is expected to open in early 2016. Until then, Westside/Rio Rancho pet lovers may visit our gorgeous campus, located at 615 Virginia St. SE, or attend Mobile Adoptions around town, and our experienced Adoptions Team can help you find your perfect pets. You may also browse adoptable cats and dogs 24/7 on our website! Thank you for supporting us through the next phase of our work!