Help Us Save 25,000 Shelter Dogs in New Mexico!!
We receive a large number of emails asking for us to rescue medium to large size shelter dogs - many are fearful dogs, high energy dogs, dogs in need of space, leash reactive dogs, under-socialized dogs, etc. With adequate programming and services, the majority of these dogs can BLOSSOM into AMAZING companion animals. These dogs have almost no lifesaving options in most shelters in New Mexico so this program is one of the most desperately programs for homeless dogs across our state. NMPA! is working to raise funds to launch a comprehensive Dog Training and Behavior Program in partnership with renowned trainer Aimee Sadler to help both NMPA! rescues, adopters, fosters, other rescue groups and shelters across NM. Time is of the essence for thousands of these dogs. Please join us TODAY at: http://igg.me/at/save25000shelterdogs.
New Mexico Pets Alive's ability to respond to an URGENT request to rescue an at-risk shelter pet in NM who will not make it out alive and onto a loving home without our help is much more involved than many people realize. Even with our currently all-volunteer crew doing the heavy lifting, the costs involved in rescue work is very high. On an average, it costs us approximately $250 to save one life but it has gone as high as $3,000 for one rescue. With our due diligence, we maintain some of the lowest rescue costs in the state of NM but it is a considerable cost nonetheless. Our adoption fees are only $95 - $125 and with vet care for each rescue ranging from vaccinations, heartworm preventatives, exams, spay/neuter, xrays, ultrasounds, heartworm treatment, parvo icu treatment, orthopedic, cancer and other surgeries, you can begin to understand that constant fundraising is a daily necessity. Other rescue costs include transportation and pet food and supplies. Our current annual vet care costs for 2013/2014 is anticipated to reach over $50,000. We need your support today to help save more lives.
The rescue of an at-risk shelter pet in NM does not stop with the shelter pull (getting the animal out of the shelter and to temporary safety). From the pull, the process moves to transport, vet care, foster recruitment and placement and expenses all the way through successful adoption placement into a loving forever home. Your donation in any amount helps us take another step closer to saving another healthy or treatable companion animal in a NM that is at-risk of being put down as you read this. We strive to work towards duplicating the progressive animal welfare reforms occurring across the country but as we write this, New Mexico is far behind the curve of no kill progress happening in hundreds of cities and counties across the country. Right now, time is not on the side of companion animals entering animal intake facilities in NM and we can only act as quickly as we have funds and temporary fosters to do so. Please donate today. You may click here to make a one time online donation here or visit the top right hand side of this page to pledge a monthly donation or send in a donation by mail. THANK YOU! for being part of the NMPA! Rescue and Lifesaving TEAM!!
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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.
TOP 6 REASONS COMPANION ANIMALS ENTER SHELTER SYSTEMS:
Behavior Challenges Family Financial Hardship Divorce/Breakup
Lost Pets Death in Family Losing Home
PROVEN SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE SHELTER INTAKE:
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
PROVEN SOLUTIONS TO INCREASE SHELTER LIVE RELEASE RATES:
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 - comprehensive, multi-location, off-site from shelter, pet adoption programs operating 5 – 7 days per week 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! primary program mentor, Austin Pets Alive!, and the NMPA! partnership with Aimee Sadler for the NMPA! future Playing For Life Training Center featuring dog playgroups, (1 of only 5 being established right now in the country - right here in Albuquerque!) being housed within our expansion - the following video helps to explain the successful national programming we are growing 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!
Announcing the NMPA 'HeARTS for NM Homeless Pets' Club!
BUY A SHIRT and help us to stay on track to help maintain our goal of helping 3,000 at-risk shelter pets in NM within the next 12 months. To help us raise these much needed funds, we are launching a monthly T-shirt club. We will feature one new T-shirt design by Santa Fe, NM artist Hillary Vermont every month. (We LOVE Hillary's designs and are grateful for her support of NMPA!) When you click onto our 1st monthly t-shirt design below, 50% of your purchase price will go to help NMPA! shelter pet rescues.
Let the Good Times Roll - $20
100% cotton preshrunk short sleeve white tee
unisex: M, L, XL
Image approx. 10" on chest
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. We can achieve the same success for New Mexico's people and pets while helping to save tax-payer dollars along the way.
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!
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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Buy one of the many short sleeve or long sleeve t-shirt designs by Santa Fe artist Hillary Vermont from our online store and help NMPA! raise much needed funds for our current vet care expenses. THANK YOU!