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 and in New Mexico, you can find the most updated information on what we are doing to keep our pets, Team, guests and visitors healthy and safe here.

Updated Hours & Service Availability

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

Currently Open

  • Main Campus Adoptions by appointment only (Up. 5.6)
  • Admissions – limited intakes for emergency cases only (Up. 4.3 & Up. 5.6)
  • Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic – limited telemedicine appointments for existing clients only (Up. 4.3 & Up. 5.6)
  • Pet Food Bank (Thursday & Sunday) (Up. 3.16 & Up. 5.6)
  • The Center At Animal Humane is back to normal operations & hours effective 6/12/2020. Please visit website. (Up. 5.6 & Up. 5.20 & Up. 6.4 & Up. 6.11)
  • Thrift Shop (Up. 3.16 & Up. 5.6 & Up. 5.20 & Up. 6.4)
  • 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)

Currently Closed or Postponed

  • Westside Adoption Center (Up. 3.16 & Up. 5.6)
  • Trap/Neuter/Return (Suspended while Clinic is closed)

Please check back frequently for the latest information.

Updated 6.04.2020

Interested in Fostering?
We are incredibly grateful for our community’s outpouring of support and the unprecedented number of Foster Caregiver 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 – 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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