Animal Humane New Mexico is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are the state’s leading private animal welfare organization serving cats, dogs and their families. From our main campus in Albuquerque, we partner with shelters across the state to rescue homeless pets. Since January 2010, we have successfully re-homed 100% of the healthy pets in our care! We support every cat and dog at Animal Humane with outstanding veterinary, social and emotional care and, most importantly, LOVE until they are adopted by their new forever families.

It is our mission to support and improve the lives of New Mexico’s cats and dogs through comforting shelter, thoughtful adoptions, humane education and full-service veterinary care. We envision a society in which every animal is treated with respect and compassion.

With state-of-the-art facilities on our beautiful four-acre Main Campus, and a new adoption center on Albuquerque’s Westside, we deliver innovative programs that comprise our wide variety of compassionate services, making Animal Humane a national leader in animal welfare.

Our Save Rate

Our 2016 Save Rate: 90%

Animal Humane is New Mexico’s largest private nonprofit animal welfare organization. We have grown in innovative ways over the years to achieve a 90% save rate.  We are continuously working to improve our progressive life-saving measures and to implement new programs and initiatives to ensure that every adoptable pet receives every resource they need to find a loving home.

There is no time limit on a pet’s stay in our care and we never euthanize pets for space. The only circumstances in which pets are euthanized are 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 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 as part of our Project Fetch program, and we proactively work to promote and advocate for the adoption of pets in our community.

2016 Accomplishments Snapshot:

For the seventh year in a row, Animal Humane has re-homed 100% of the healthy pets in our care! In addition, we achieved a 90% Live Release Rate in 2016 and we:

  • Helped 4,002 cats and dogs find their forever homes.
  • Saved 1,442 pets from 29 overcrowded shelters through Project Fetch.
  • Conducted 4,493 spay/neuter surgeries at our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic.
  • Provided free help to 1,083 people and their pets through our Behavior Helpline.
  • Reached 5,745 students and teachers at schools through 8,547 hours of humane education.
  • Distributed 129,052 pounds of pet food through our Pet Food Bank.
  • Worked with 152 families who fostered 1,283 pets for us.
  • Join Our Team

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    Are you passionate about helping animals? Are you dedicated, hard-working and driven? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced and challenging environment? You could be an ideal addition to our team! Application Instructions: Submit letter of inquiry, resume, and Animal Humane Employment Application to John Brant, Human Resources Manager at 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  You may also fax materials to 505.265.6470 or email them to [email protected] Letter of inquiry Resume Animal Humane’s Employment Application Reference Form Release Form Current Positions Available: Registered Veterinary Technician Veterinarian Assistant Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator Animal Humane New Mexico is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities in all areas of occupation without regard to age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, serious medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or veteran status, according to state and federal laws.
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  • News

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    Paws for Thought Learn more about Animal Humane in our: 2017 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 2017 Spring Newsletter (PDF) 2016 Winter Newsletter (PDF) 2016 Fall Newsletter (PDF) 2016 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 2016 Spring Newsletter (PDF) 2015 Winter Newsletter (PDF) 2015 Fall Newsletter (PDF) 2015 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 2015 Spring Newsletter (PDF) 2014 Winter Newsletter (PDF) 2014 Fall Newsletter (PDF) 2014 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 2014 Spring Newsletter  (PDF) 2013 Winter Newsletter (PDF) 2013 Fall Newsletter (PDF) 2013 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 2013 Spring Newsletter (PDF) 2012 Winter Newsletter (PDF) 2012 Fall Newsletter (PDF) 2012 Summer Newsletter (PDF) 2012 Spring Newsletter (PDF)
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  • Our Campus

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    Our Campus In 2014, we completed Project Humane, a $5 million dollar investment in our facilities that completed several key goals: Save more lives Provide healthy, respectful housing for every pet Separate “going home” from “losing my home” areas Increase efficiency in caring for the pets we serve Create ample space for Learn Humane outreach programs Build adequate work space for our staff and volunteers
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  • Our Financials

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    Audited Financials Animal Humane receives no city, state or federal funding. Instead we are responsible for earning or raising 100% of our $5.6 million annual operating budget. We are fortunate to produce revenue from three streams that generate approximately one-third of our annual operating budget: Fees from Adoptions. Fees from services performed in our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic for low-income pet owners. Revenue from our Thrift Shop, our three Animal Outfitter pet stores, and sales of donated motor vehicles. The remaining portion of our annual budget is raised through private donations from individuals, as well as contributions made from businesses, foundations and donors including Animal Humane in their estates. Private donations have made it possible for Animal Humane to successfully meet the needs of homeless pets and pet owners for 50 years. Every contribution makes a difference and each is valued and judiciously used to operate the 20 programs that comprise our comprehensive Circle of Care. Additionally, our devoted staff and Board of Directors expertly guide our organization. Our Chief Financial Officer, Sandy Phillips, holds a CPA, and our 17-member Board provides expert oversight for our business. Each month, our Board Finance Committee reviews our financials and provides guidance. Our committee consists of CPAs, Certified Financial Planners as well as a registered investment advisor and banking, legal and fundraising professionals. And, each year, our financial statements are audited by an independent CPA firm that gives us clean opinions. FY 2013-14 Financials FY 2013-14 Audited Financials FY 2013-14 Form 990 FY 2013-14 Annual Report FY 2014-15 Financials FY 2014-15 Audited Financials FY 2014-15 Form 990 FY 2014-15 Annual Report FY 2015-16 Financials FY 2015-16 Audited Financials FY 2015-16 Form 990 FY 2015-16 Annual Report
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  • Our History

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    History Founded in 1965, Animal Humane has a rich history. Learn more: The Early Years 1980-1990 1990 – 1999 2000 – 2010
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  • Our Leadership & Board

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    Board of Directors Board Officers President Kris Stichman, Community Volunteer Vice President Melissa Rosen Frankel, Community Volunteer Secretary Debora Ramirez, Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. Additional Board Members Cindy Edwards, PNM Resources Gary Eisenberg, Betzer, Roybal & Eisenberg P. C. Billy (William) Gupton IV, Merrill Lynch Mary Jury, WorkSpace Dynamics Alicia Keyes, AJK Films Dr. Rebecca Mount, Dermatology for Animals Tim Nichols, PNM Phil Prevender, Prevender Financial Services Mary Quitzau, Presbyterian Healthcare Services Camilla Serrano, NM Bank & Trust Susan Shires, Community Volunteer  Norm Shrout, Long Leash on Life Donna M. Stumpf, Animal Humane's Executive Director Contact Our Board of Directors Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Subject Your Message Key Staff Donna M. Stumpf Executive Director Sandy Phillips, CPA Chief Financial Officer John Brant, PHR, SHRM-CP Human Resources Manager Dr. Kimberly Hamel, DVM Chief Veterinary Officer
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  • Our Locations

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    Animal Humane New Mexico operates two locations to help you find your perfect pet. Our Main Campus contains our Adoption Center, La Casa de Los Gatos, Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic; Train Humane®, Behavior & Agility classes, as well as our Admission Center. Our Westside Adoption Center offers adoptable dogs and cats. We also operate a Thrift Shop, which generates over $700,000 in life-saving revenue annually. Our Thrift Shop accepts donations of lightly used household goods and offers a wide selection of clothing, furniture, collectibles and more. Main Campus 615 Virginia St. SE Albuquerque, NM 87108 505.255.5523 10 am - 6 pm Email Us | Driving Directions Westside Adoption Center 10141 Coors Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505.323.PETS (7387) 10 am - 6 pm Email Us | Driving Directions Thrift Shop 4646 Menaul Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 505.938.7915 10 am - 6 pm Email Us | Driving Directions Holiday Closures New Year's Day President's Day (Thrift Open) Easter Sunday Memorial Day (Thrift Open) Independence Day (Thrift Open) Labor Day Thanksgiving Day After Thanksgiving (Thrift Open) Christmas Eve (Closed at Noon) Christmas Day New Year's Eve (Closed at Noon)
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  • Our Partners

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    Our Partners Our many community business partners assist us each day with generous contributions and valuable partnerships. Each of these relationships help us save the lives of homeless pets in our community and accomplish the goals set forth in our Humane Equation. Thank you! If your business is interested in partnering with Animal Humane, we offer many support opportunities.
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  • Volunteer

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    Do you love dogs and cats? Are you interested in helping New Mexico pets and growing the practice of kindness and respect in our state? Then you have come to the right place! Join our family of nearly 500 volunteers and make a difference in the lives of New Mexico’s pets. Whether you prefer working with computers or cameras, pets or people, chances are we have a way for you to get involved! See our many opportunities below. Adult Volunteers (18+) Animal Humane offers a number of ways for adult volunteers (18+) to get involved in nearly every aspect of our organization. The list below is just a small sample of how you can help: Walk dogs or socialize cats Receive donations at our Thrift Shop Assist our veterinary staff in the Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic Join our educators as they speak to school groups Answer phones and greet potential adopters You will learn more about the many other ways that volunteers can get involved at our New Volunteer Welcome Session. Ready to get started? Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below to be enrolled in our next available Welcome Session. Volunteer Requirements Volunteers for our adult program must be at least 18 years old. (Options are available for volunteers younger than 18; see our Junior Ambassador Volunteers and Children’s Volunteer Opportunities for further details). All volunteers must have internet access and a valid email address. Each of our volunteers receives extensive training, so we ask that all volunteers commit to spending eight hours a month for at least six months with us. If you cannot commit to a long-term volunteer opportunity, short term opportunities are available. Be aware that many volunteer positions require bending, lifting, standing, walking or squatting. In addition, all volunteers must be able to communicate clearly and understand and comply with written and spoken instructions. To ensure the safety of our pets, volunteers and staff members we perform a standard nationwide criminal background check on all potential volunteers. Prior felony convictions may prevent you from volunteering with us. Junior Ambassador Volunteers (ages 16 & 17) We are pleased to offer young adults, age 16 and 17, long-term volunteer opportunities (four hours monthly for at least six months) with our organization. Junior Ambassadors may volunteer in a number of different capacities, from answering phones and ringing up sales to assisting at special events.  Please note that only adult (18+) volunteers may work directly with our pets. Volunteer Requirements Junior Ambassadors must be at least 16 years old and may volunteer independently once they have attended a New Volunteer Welcome Session with a parent or guardian. (Children under 16 must volunteer with a parent; see our Children’s Volunteer Opportunities). All Junior Ambassadors are required to attend a New Volunteer Welcome Session, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Welcome Sessions are held monthly and fill up quickly, so please reserve your spot by emailing our Volunteer Manager with your full name and the full name and email address of the adult who will be accompanying you. All volunteers must have internet access and a valid email address. Be aware that many volunteer positions require bending, lifting, standing, walking or squatting. In addition, all volunteers must be able to communicate clearly and understand and comply with written and spoken instructions. If you need to complete a service project for school, please contact the Volunteer Manager . Do not begin the registration process until you have determined that completing the FULL volunteer process is the best option for you. We hope to see you at a New Volunteer Welcome Session soon! Children’s Volunteer Opportunities [...]
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