$6 - $33/Day Saves the Life of an At-Risk Shelter Dog in NM

Please consider skipping a coffee or other and make a donation today to help NMPA deliver 2nd chances to more forgotten shelter dogs in NM. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE TO THOSE DONATING no matter the amount - every dollar matters. If you cannot donate, please click here to sign up to volunteer. If you have already completed the volunteer application, please send an email to mail@newmexicopetsalive.org to get plugged in. THANKS! 

Interested in Saving Lives with New Mexico Pets Alive!?

Step 1: Complete the online NMPA Volunteer Application - you will receive an email indicating 'volunteer next steps' within 48 hours.

Step 2: Join Us for Our Next Volunteer Orientation on Sunday, Jan. 18th from 1pm - 3pm to learn about the No Kill movement leading animal welfare progress for homeless pets across the country, current NMPA No Kill dog programming and how to plug into the area/s you are most interested in serving.


 (Download a pdf copy and help to distribute to friends, family, co-workers and elected officials.)

Hundreds of cities across America are now No Kill cities - saving upwards of 99% of the animals entering their animal control departments and private and municipal shelters. That wonderful number of communities is growing at the rate of approzimately 200% per year!  New Mexico can also have the same level of animal welfare success.  Every year, tens of thousands of lost and homeless pets and community cats are at-risk of entering New Mexico animal control and shelter systems and are then at-risk of not making it out alive. THE GOOD NEWS is there are proven solutions to these challenges and with YOUR HELP, we can fill current animal swelfare programming gaps to help more people and pets. Despite No Kill success happening all across the country, myths continue to circulate so we've created a Dispelling the Myths document for download.


         Behavior Challenges         Family Financial Hardship                 Divorce/Breakup
                          Lost Pets                          Death in Family                   Losing Home


1. Pet Guardian Support to help keep pets in their homes and out of shelters
2. Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender for Pet Guardians who need temporary pet housing assistance to keep their pets or re-homing assistance for pets they can no longer keep in the home

3. Return Lost Pets to Pet Guardians in the field rather than entering shelter system

4. Trap-Neuter-Return for community cats rather than entering the shelter intake system
5. Low-Cost or Free, High-Quality Spay and Neuter Services for Pet Guardians


1. Pro-Active Redemption/Reunion programs for reuniting lost pets entering the shelter system who are not homeless

2. In-shelter medical and mental and physical enrichment programming as well as behavioral modification, foster programs and related services for shelter pets

3. Pets to the People - off-site from shelter, pet adoption locations operating 5 – 7 days per week (some in partnership with local businesses) to help shelter pets gain more public exposure where people gather, work and play.
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Each of the aforementioned solutions has been proven to be equally important and must work in concert with each another to maximize the save rates of at-risk lost and homeless pets and community cats in New Mexico.  New Mexico Pets Alive! (NMPA!) is working daily to fill the gaps in promoting and providing the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in New Mexico but we cannot do it without YOUR help. 
Please JOIN US!       VOLUNTEER or DONATE Today!

With the help of the NMPA! rescue program mentor, Austin Pets Alive!, the following video helps to explain some of the successful national companion animal lifesaving programming we are working around the clock to grow right here in New Mexico (click the image below to view the video):


 New Mexico Pets Alive! is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization with a mission to help New Mexico become part of the growing, progressive no kill companion animal welfare success happening all across America whereby cities and counties are finding loving forever homes for upwards of 99% of their lost and homeless pets and creating humane TNR programs community cats.  (As a national average only 2% - 3% of companion animals entering animal control and shelter systems are irredeemably suffering or truly vicious and must be humanely euthanized.)  We will achieve a No Kill State of NM by working with the most successful companion animal welfare leaders from across the country to bring best practices in progressive companion animal welfare and proven solutions to New Mexico to help fill current programming gaps and solve our homeless pet challenges and euthanasia problems. These proven companion animal life saving solutions are now being comprehensively implemented in hundreds of cities aross America resulting in an end to the needless killing of their city's healthy and treatable companion animals.

Our work is equal parts C.ommunity, A.dvocacy, R.escue and E.ducation.  We apologize but we do not take in pet surrenders from the public - we only rescue impounded animals.  We cannot achieve our mission without Volunteers, Animal Foster Parents and Funding (please see our donation options on the right-hand side of this page) so please JOIN US TODAY in working toward achieving a No Kill State of New Mexico!

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You may also make a tax-deductible
contribution payable to New Mexico Pets Alive and mail to:
NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125

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