COVID-19 Updates

Animal Humane New Mexico extends our heartfelt thoughts to those who have been impacted by COVID-19 worldwide.

With an increasing number of confirmed cases across the United States & in New Mexico, you can find the most updated information on what we are doing to keep our pets, Team, guests & visitors healthy & safe here.

Updated Hours & Service Availability

Please see the appropriate update for specific hours of operation, service availability & important access & protocol information.

Closed:

  • Westside Adoption Center

Currently Open:

  • Main Campus – Adoptions by appointment only (Up. 5.6)
  • Admissions – By appointment, 7-days-a-week, 5 appointments per day. (Up. 12.02)
  • The Center at Animal Humane – In-person Agility & Obedience Training classes are open but will operate indoor & outdoor classes at 25% capacity (maximum 4 students to 1 instructor). Day Care & Boarding Services are open. (Up. 11.30)
  • Thrift Shop – Open 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. Operating at 25% of maximum occupancy. Donation drop-off hours are 10 am – Noon, Tuesday through Saturday. Please note, these hours are subject to change based on the high volume of donations accepted in our processing area. (Up. 11.30)
  • Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic – Operating at reduced capacity. (Up. 11.13)
  • Pet Food Bank – Operating at reduced capacity. (Up. 11.13)
  • Trap/Neuter/Return on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; surgical check-in 7:30 – 8 am. No feral cats will be seen on Tuesdays. (Up. 9.3)
  • Monetary donations can be made online or by calling 505.938.7938.
  • You can help without leaving your home by ordering off our Amazon Wish List (Up. 5.6)
  • Face coverings required when visiting any of our locations (Up. 5.6)
  • Social Distancing & following all posted directional signage & markers required (Up. 5.6)

Please check back frequently for the latest information.

Updated 12.02.2020

Interested in Fostering?

We are incredibly grateful for our community’s outpouring of support and the unprecedented number of Foster Care Giver applications that have come in since New Mexico’s first case of COVID-19 appeared. At this time, most of our pets have already been welcomed with open arms by new & existing Foster Caregivers. The small population remaining on our Main Campus is being cared for daily by dedicated members of our Team. While still welcome your Foster Care application, please consider contacting a shelter or rescue in your local area about fostering a pet in need. When we work in community, we can save more lives.

Have You Lost or Found a Pet?
We realize that temporarily limited or closed intakes at shelters across the state can make it more difficult to find a lost pet or to reunite a pet with their owner. Below are some resources to help if you have lost or found a pet.

  • If you have found a pet, please visit your closest veterinary clinic to have the pet scanned for a microchip
  • Post a lost or found pet report on neighborhood apps, including Pawboost & Nextdoor
  • Search & post on social media, many cities have Lost & Found pet groups whose members work hard to reunite pets & people
  • Use Pawboost to create a free flyer & post in the area you found the pet or in the area your pet was last seen
  • Post on Animal Humane’s Lost & Found website: https://animalhumanenm.org/adopt/lost-found/
  • Report a lost or found pet to AWD by calling 311, including the Pawboost information
  • Frequently review local shelter websites & their Facebook for updates incoming strays or for Lost/Found posts

COVID-19 Update – Dec. 2, 2020

Effective Dec. 2: Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives, Red-to-Green County-by-County Framework, immediately: Thrift Shop: Open 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. Operating at 25% of maximum...

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COVID-19 Update – November 30, 2020

Effective Dec. 2: Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives, Red-to-Green County-by-County Framework, immediately: Thrift Shop: Open 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. Operating at 25% of maximum...

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COVID-19 Update – November 23, 2020

Effective Nov. 23, 2020 Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives immediately: Closed/Canceled: Thrift Shop: Please hold any item donations. We will be happy to receive those donations when we are able to re-open. Westside...

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COVID-19 Update – November 18, 2020

Effective Nov. 18, 2020 Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives immediately: Closed/Canceled: Thrift Shop: Please hold any item donations. We will be happy to receive those donations when we are able to re-open. Westside...

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COVID-19 Update – November 17, 2020

Effective Nov. 17, 2020 Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives immediately: Closed/Canceled: Thrift Shop: Please hold any item donations. We will be happy to receive those donations when we are able to re-open. Westside...

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COVID-19 Update – November 16, 2020

Effective Nov. 16 – Nov. 30: Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives immediately: Closed/Canceled: Thrift Shop: Please hold any item donations. We will be happy to receive those donations when we are able to re-open....

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COVID-19 Update – November 13, 2020

Effective Nov. 16 – Nov. 30: Animal Humane New Mexico will be adhering to the Governor’s new health order directives immediately: Closed/Canceled: Thrift Shop: Please hold any item donations. We will be happy to receive those donations when we are able to re-open....

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COVID-19 Update – November 7, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor’s reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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COVID-19 Update – October 30, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor’s reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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COVID-19 Update – September 22, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor’s reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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COVID-19 Update – September 8, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor’s reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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COVID-19 Update – July 28, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor's reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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COVID-19 Update – July 17, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor's reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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COVID-19 Update – July 2, 2020

Effective Immediately: In accordance with our Governor's reinstated directive & to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, we ask you to follow these requirements: If you, a household member or a guest to your home have traveled into or outside of...

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Risks for Pets–June 19, 2020

COVID-19: What are the Risks for Pets? A letter from Our Shelter Medical Director, Dr. Tomomi Lager, DVM Fluffy and Fido are not a threat. Though there have been fewer than 25 pet positive cases globally, there is no evidence so far that our pets can transmit this...

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COVID-19 Update – June 11, 2020

Effective Immediately: We are currently developing our re-opening protocols, as we continue to monitor directives. As of today, we will be adhering to the following: Face Coverings: All Animal Humane New Mexico Guests, Team members & Volunteers will be required to...

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COVID-19 Update – June 04, 2020

Effective Immediately: We are currently developing our re-opening protocols, as we continue to monitor directives. As of today, we will be adhering to the following: Face Coverings: All Animal Humane New Mexico Guests, Team members & Volunteers will be required to...

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COVID-19 Update – May 20, 2020

NOTE: Animal Humane New Mexico will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The Center at Animal Humane’s Doggie Day Care will be open. See hours & booking information below. Effective Immediately: We are currently developing our...

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COVID-19 Update – May 6, 2020

Effective Wednesday, May 6: In accordance with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s updated public health order & directives & to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are currently developing our re-opening protocols, as we continue to monitor...

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Kittens Are Coming — April 16, 2020

Kittens are coming: Managing Litters­ This time of year brings kittens, but this season is not typical. How do you navigate kitten season during a national pandemic? Animal Humane New Mexico is here to provide you with the necessary steps to take if you come across a...

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Emergency Pet Plans – April 9, 2020

What’s the Plan? How to Make an Emergency Plan for Your Pets In the midst of this uncertain time, pet lovers like us have one more scary thought to wrestle with: What would happen to my beloved pet if I became too sick to care for them? As scary as this thought is,...

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COVID-19 Update -April 7, 2020

Effective Tuesday, April 7:In accordance with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s issued statewide “stay-at-home” public health order to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, our Adoptions & Clinic services are closed to the public until April 30, when we...

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COVID-19 Update -April 3, 2020

Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020: Accepting Emergency Intakes of Stray Cats, Dogs, Puppies & Kittens We are open for emergency admissions of stray sick or injured dogs & cats, or stray puppies & kittens, 7 days a week between 10 am and 4 pm by appointment...

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Low Shelter Populations – April 2, 2020

As a supporter of Animal Humane New Mexico, you have been with us these past several weeks as we announced increasingly tighter restrictions on our public services, with the latest announcement on March 24 of our closure to the public. Following recommended national...

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COVID-19 Update – March 23, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 24: In accordance with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s issued statewide “stay-at-home” public health order to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are closing our Adoptions & Clinic services to the public. We will be closed...

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COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020

Effective Friday, March 20: Adoptions: By appointment only Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5:30 pm To schedule an appointment, please call 505.255.5523, Ext. 139 When scheduling an appointment, please be aware of the following: We cannot guarantee the availability of...

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COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

Effective Thursday, March 19, our shelter operating hours are as follows: Adoptions: 11 am to 6 pm Admissions: Surrendered pets are accommodated by appointment, please call 505.938.7861 to schedule. Stray pets will be accommodated on a walk-in basis, space permitting....

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COVID-19 Update -March 16, 2020

If you have traveled outside the state of New Mexico within the last two weeks OR you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 & have not seen a healthcare professional, please exercise appropriate social distancing as recommended by the CDC. Adoptions: Main Campus...

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COVID-19 Update – March 14, 2020

Animal Humane New Mexico prides itself on the care given to the pets who reside with us before they find their forever homes. We have high-standard-cleaning practices that are followed each day for all our kennels, cat condos, communal rooms, bonding rooms, lobbies,...

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