JOIN US in Saving Lives of At-Risk Shelter Dogs while also assisting Pet Guardians/Owners and Their Family Dogs, Shelters, Animal Control Depts and Rescue Groups!


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

Over 500 cities across America (and counting) are now No Kill cities - saving upwards of 99% of the animals entering their animal control departments and private and municipal shelters. New Mexico can also have this 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 then not making it out alive but there are proven solutions to these challenges. 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. Medical and Behavioral prevention, care, rehabilitation and Foster programs and 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!

 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 across 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!

With the help of the NMPA! rescue program mentor, Austin Pets Alive!, the following video helps to explain 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):


Your support is needed TODAY to help us maintain our current at-risk shelter pet rescue program and grow much needed gap-filling programming and services for at-risk shelter pets in New Mexico.  Support at any level is greatly appreciated.  Please visit the top right-hand side of this page to donate online or by mail.  On behalf of dedicated volunteers, fosters and the animals waiting for our help, we THANK YOU!

Your help is needed TODAY!
Please DONATE to help NMPA! save more lives of at-risk shelter pets in NM

If you prefer to make a one time donation online, please Click Here. THANK YOU!
You may also make your contribution payable to New Mexico Pets Alive and mail to:
NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125

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If you are seeking a tangible way to support our efforts, our NMPA! shelter pet rescue wish list posted at:

Thank you in advance for your kindness.