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From the Blog
  • 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.
  • Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Weekend

    Make a one-time donation: Submit Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Weekend July 5th is one of our busiest days of the year at Animal Humane. On that day we receive, along with the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department, the largest number of strays and lost pets. Many pets escape their yards on July 4th due to fear of fireworks. While our families and friends may enjoy the sound and beautiful display provided by fireworks shows on Independence Day, many pets become frightened and flee the safety of their homes to escape the loud noises and flashing lights. With that in mind, here are some tips to make sure your pets stay safe this holiday weekend: Leave your pet at home – do not bring pets to see fireworks displays or leave them in the car; Keep dogs and cats inside – frightened dogs can escape a fenced-in yard, from a chain, or might bolt through an invisible fence; Make sure pets are wearing their ID tags should they become lost and disoriented from the commotion; Place pets in an area away from open windows or screen doors – try a hallway or bathroom.  Make sure the area is ventilated and that there is nothing they can destroy or that can cause injury to them. While some dogs seek comfort in their crate, now is NOT the time to introduce a pet to a crate.  Crating a fearful dog can cause mental and physical damage to the pet; Plan to feed and walk your dog well in advance of any anticipated fireworks in your area.  Try not to walk your dog around dusk when fireworks displays typically begin; Leash them, leash them, leash them! If you must take your dog for a walk while fireworks are going on, leash him or her; As always, consult with your animal hospital regarding what’s best for your pets.  If you believe your dog needs to be sedated, discuss it with your veterinarian before giving your dog ANY drug. Help a lost pet find its home. Take the animal to a veterinary clinic or animal shelter to have it scanned for a microchip. If the pet has a microchip implanted, the owners can often be contacted immediately and reunited with their pet that same day! If the pet is not microchipped, upload the pet's information to our Lost & Found Database (https://animalhumanenm.org/pets/db/) and report a found pet with the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department.