Our 2012 Save Rate: 90%
Located in Albuquerque, Animal Humane is New Mexico’s largest private nonprofit animal welfare organization. We have made many improvements over the years to achieve a 90% save rate. We are proud of this achievement which compares to the national average of 58%*. We are continually working to improve our progressive life-saving measures and implement new programs and initiatives to maximize our save rate.
There is no time limit on a pet’s stay in our care and we never euthanize pets for space. The only circumstance in which pets are euthanized is when they have significant health or behavioral issues that do not improve following persistent treatment. The decision to end a life is never taken lightly.
Animal Humane is committed to saving as many lives as possible in New Mexico by minimizing the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable homeless pets across our state. We regularly transfer in pets at-risk of euthanasia for space from shelters in Albuquerque and throughout the state through our Project Fetch program and proactively work to promote and advocate for the adoption of pets in our community.
*Source: Maddie’s Fund Community Statistics 2010: National average live release rate is 58%.
2012 Accomplishments Snapshot:
- We helped over 4,200 pets find loving new families through our Adoption programs.
- We performed 6,205 spay/neuter surgeries, many on stray cats and pets owned by low-income families, further reducing pet homelessness.
- We provided 4,192 appointments in our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic to pets owned by low-income families needing quality veterinary treatment and services for their beloved companions.
- We helped 577 families learn how to have happier healthier relationships with their pets through our Train Humane classes.
- Provided FREE assistance to 910 people and their pets through our Behavior Helpline 505.938.7900.
- We reached 2,747 students and teachers through Learn Humane programs including 505 Pit Crew presentations, campus tours and classroom presentations.
- Cared for 1,149 infant and needy adult pets through our Foster Care program, thanks to the help of over 250 of foster families.
- We transferred 894 at-risk pets into our care from overcrowded rural shelters across New Mexico through Project Fetch.
- Through our Pet Food Bank, we distributed 156,000 pounds of pet food to rescue groups statewide, pet owners who need emergency supplements to their pet food supply, as well as homebound senior citizens.