Animal Humane is committed to saving more lives, and not just in Albuquerque where our offices and adoption sites are located. Project Fetch is a critical program serving shelters throughout New Mexico.

Project Fetch is a flagship program that demonstrates the commitment to statewide animal welfare change communicated by our organization’s name, Animal Humane New Mexico. In many parts of our state, homeless pets reside in overcrowded and underfunded shelters that may be unable to rehome as many pets as they would like. Project Fetch works with these rescues and shelters to transfer pets to our facility, where we can give them a second chance at finding a forever home.

Since 2008, over 5,500 pets have made the life-saving journey from shelters in Roswell, Artesia, Torrance County, Gallup, Aztec, Chama, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Espanola, Clovis, Artesia, Carrizozo, and Valencia County to name a few. We also regularly transfer in pets from our partners at the City of Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Rio Rancho. During our 2013-14 fiscal year, 1,366 pets arrived at Animal Humane as part of this program, 446 from the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department.

In most cases, once the transfer has been approved, these shelters bring the animals to us. All pets must be pre-approved and have received vaccinations at least 72 hours prior to transport.

For more information on this life-saving program, please contact Sam Blankenship, Adoption Operations Director at 505.938.7901 or [email protected].