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From the Blog
  • Doggie Dash & Dawdle 2016!

    Make a one-time donation: Submit As a caring pet friend, you already know that having a cat or dog is about more than just giving them a safe and loving home with nutritious food and a comfortable bed — it’s about spending quality time together, creating memories, and sharing life’s ups and downs. For 33 years, Animal Humane New Mexico has commemorated the special bond we enjoy with our feline and canine companions at our signature fundraising event, Doggie Dash & Dawdle. On Sunday, November 6, 2016, our 34th Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle will celebrate all the ways we share our lives with pets. We hope you will join us in celebration by registering or making a donation in honor of the thousands of pets who — because of your help — will experience their first ever evening walk, movie night, Saturday hike, study session or afternoon nap with their new best friend. By supporting Doggie Dash, you are helping Animal Humane give pets everything they need to transition from homelessness and uncertainty to a new family and security. Your donation, at any level, helps provide quality medical treatment, nutritious food, comfortable lodging, behavior and enrichment activities and oodles of love for the pets in our care. Thank you for your dedication, and we hope to see you on November 6! New This Year: Agility Demonstrations, Bernalillo County K-9 Unit appearances, Small Dog Sprint, Pup-arazzi Photo Booth, Inflatable Human Spheres!
  • Give homeless pets a second chance!

    Make a one-time donation: Submit Juju, a senior Tabby, came to us in need of a fresh start. The 7-year-old feline was transferred from another shelter, with nothing known about her past. Upon meeting her, however, we knew two things: she was beautiful, and she was very shy. While it took a fair amount of coaxing in those early days, Juju slowly came out of her shell, showing a spirited personality that belied her years. To showcase her unique charm, we placed Juju in our Cats Around Town (CAT) adoption program at the Albuquerque Cat Clinic. There, our CAT partners did an excellent job socializing Juju and increasing her comfort level around people. A month later, a woman met Juju and just knew she’d be a perfect companion for a friend. Upon meeting, the two fell in love and Juju was adopted by her wonderful pet parent. Your generosity allows us to give shy cats like Juju the time, love and support they need to find their way to their perfect forever home. A big thank you to our Adoptions Team, CAT partner Albuquerque Cat Clinic, and our amazing donors for helping to write this happy ending for Juju. Together, we give many more pets a second chance and a fresh start.
  • Give homeless pets a second chance!

    Make a one-time donation: Submit We all know the power that cats and dogs have to lavish affection on their families. But some pets astound us with their ability to love — even after unimaginable trauma. One such special dog, named Sophie, reminded us all that a second chance, whether granted or received, is an incredible gift. Sophie was brought to Animal Humane by a woman who found the Labrador/Hound mix in her backyard. When our Clinic Team examined Sophie, they discovered that her face and jaw were riddled with shrapnel. We suspect Sophie had either been shot or that something exploded close to her face. Our dedicated Clinic Team carefully removed each metal fragment, allowing Sophie to begin the next chapter of her life free from pain and fear. A few months later, Sophie’s capacity to love and trust again was richly rewarded. A retired veteran named Terry, himself wounded during the Vietnam War, met Sophie and the pair took to each other immediately. Because of your passionate support, Sophie found her perfect companion and Terry found a resilient dog eager to love again. Thank you for gracing Sophie, and thousands more pets like her, with a second chance at a new life.