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.