WE CAN DO IT!: 300 donations at just $50 or 150 donations at $100 or 15 donations at $1,000 - or any amount - every dollar matters to help us meet this challenge and no donation is too small! http://www.petcaring.com/nonprofits/help-save-more-lives-of-at-risk-shelter-pets-in-new-mexico-/43161

By way of a Angel to the Animals in CA who heard our plea for HELP, we have a Matching Donation Challenge of $15,000 - This means, if we meet the challenge, we will have raised a total of $30K. Every dollar you donate is matched up to $15K.  This specific donation is dedicated exclusively for our dog training & adoption center building, including much needed renovations so that we can move another step closer to opening the doors and rescuing MANY more NM shelter dogs in need and give them the 2nd chances they deserve. We MUST raise $15,000 by the end of Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, for the amount to be matched dollar for dollar or we do not receive the matching funds. Reaching $30K would bring us much closer to reaching our total year-end fundraising goal.  Please skip a coffee or other and donate that amount TODAY at:  http://www.petcaring.com/nonprofits/help-save-more-lives-of-at-risk-shelter-pets-in-new-mexico-/43161 to help us meet this matching donation challenge to help us SAVE MORE LIVES and DELIVER 2nd CHANCES - No donation is too small. THANK YOU for being part of the NMPA LifeSaving TEAM!


We want to help MANY more at-risk shelter dogs that need OUT and we want to launch our long awaited and much needed at-risk shelter cat programming but we cannot do it without your support

We receive requests to help approximately 200 dogs and almost 50 cats per week. Most are not requests to help 'unwanted litters of pups and kittens' that entered the shelter because someone failed to spay or neuter. We all agree that S/N is extremely important but a lack of S/N is not the leading reason dogs and cats end up in a shelter. Whether a dog or cat is S/N or not, once it ends up in a NM shelter, it is at risk and needs OUR help (you and I until a shelter has adequate programming and services in place). Please skip a cup of coffee and donate to help us raise funds for cost effective No Kill programming in NM for dogs and cats in need that deserve to live and have a happy home. We have enough homes. We just don't have adequate programming and services to get them to safety, provide adequate medical and behavioral adoption prep programming where needed, place them with loving homes and then provide adequate post-adoption support services. JOIN US with your support so we can help thousands rather than a few. THANK YOU!

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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. 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!

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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.