Donate $1 and NMPA! receives $2! NOW THROUGH MAY 31st.
In preparation for some very BIG NEXT STEPS to deliver more gap filling No Kill programming in New Mexico, we received an offer to match any individual donation to New Mexico Pets Alive! (including monthly pledged donations) received between now and May 31st. (The monthly pledges will be matched for the next 12 months!!) We greatly need this help right now and if you click one of the donate options on the top right hand side of this page and pledge to donate a monthly amount or a one time donation, we will be another step closer to saving more lives of innocent animals who have ended up homeless through no fault of their own.
Please join us today at whatever giving level you are able to gift. Every dollar matters and also goes a long way as it costs us about $250 to save one healthy or treatable homeless pet from euthanasia (less than half of what shelters in the ABQ area are currently spending to save a life). THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR HELPING US TO SAVE MORE LIVES! (We've discovered that our monthly donation button is not functioning properly for those who wish to pledge a monthly donation amount above $5. Please email us with your monthly donation amount if it is above $5 and we will help you get that processed.)
"The experience of a Total Immersion Training Program at Austin Pets Alive! gives the trainee a high level perspective of the inner workings and infrastructure needed to be successful in replicating this model. Every city is different and will have different needs but we believe our comprehensive programs work to help fill existing gaps in companion animal welfare and can help resolve any city's euthanasia problem." - Ellen Jefferson, DVM and Executive Director, Austin Pets Alive!
"I expect my spending 10 days immersed in Austin's programs to offer a deeper understanding of the day-to-day application and management of their successful companion animal lifesaving programs. This will be an invaluable opportunity for us as we launch the 1st No Kill physical programming space in Albuquerque and also continue our work to help people and pets in other New Mexico cities.” - Melissa Roberts, Executive Director, New Mexico Pets Alive!
THANK YOU! to everyone at Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) and San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!)
I ended my 10 day Immersion Training at APA! with incoming puppies and kittens, experiencing their finely tuned intake processing and getting each animal ready for their next steps for care and then adoption.
This time last year, America had a little more than 25 municipal, open admission No Kill shelters serving approximately 50 communities. Today, we have over 300 cities (and counting) composing 94+ communities with municipal, open admission shelters and animal control depts who have chosen to be No Kill and are now saving upwards of 98% of their community's homeless pets and community cats. Yes, that's more than a 248% increase in 12 months! With your help, New Mexico can have that same success too. We look forward to working with you!!
We hope you will join us in supporting our work of creating progress for at-risk shelter pets in New Mexico. Our volunteers have done a phenomenal job with very few resources. We receive over 100 emails per week asking for our help for shelter pets and families who need help to prevent surrendering their pet to a shelter. With the resources we have, we are able to help only a few of those each week and we want to be able to help many more.
With your help, our adoption prep program will soon expand to include the establishment of some of the most needed programming and services for shelter pets today. A large percentage of the treatable animals not making it out of NM shelters and into loving homes have been diagnosed with an infectious disease or labeled as a "behavior case" in our shelters where the lack of programming and services is causing the needless deaths of thousands of our companion animals every year. From Austin Pets Alive!, we've learned how to save 85%+ of Parvo cases, 90%+ of URI cases, 100% of ringworm cases. From Aimee Sadler's programming, we've learned how to save upwards of 97% of dog behavior cases. This is the success rate our homeless pets in New Mexico deserve. If you'll become a member today, at the most generous level you are able to, we will be able to deliver this expanded life saving programming in the near future via the expansion of our adoption prep programming. Our lifesaving/adoption programs are some of the MOST COST EFFECTIVE in the state of NM. We model our programming on the most cost effective and successful (saving upwards of 97% of open-admission shelter intake) shelter programs in America. We need your support to continue and to grow in efficiency and effectiveness.
Our Steps to a Loving, Forever Home:
GOAL: YEAR 1 = 1,000 adoptions at below average cost of $350 per animal totaling $350,000
HOW TO HELP TODAY!
Click the Donate Now button on the top right-hand side of this page to make an online, tax-deductible donation or make your check payable to New Mexico Pets Alive! and mail in your donation amount to: NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Many volunteers are also needed. Please click here to sign up to volunteer today. THANK YOU!!
New Mexico Pets Alive! (NMPA!) is a registered 501-c-3 non-profit organization in the State of NM. Our mission is to help reduce the influx of lost and homeless pets arriving in New Mexico shelters while simultaneously helping to increase the health and live release rates of those companion animals ending up in our animal control and shelter systems. We wish our state of New Mexico to achieve the companion animal welfare success of many communities across America, now saving 90% - 98% of their lost and homeless pets.
NMPA! seeks out the most successful companion animal life-saving programming being implemented across the United States and we then promote and work to deliver that programming here within our state of New Mexico for the benefit of our people and our pets. Our current programs and those in development include: The LifeRaft Lodge, Albuquerque Pets Alive!, Santa Fe Pets Alive!, No Kill New Mexico, the annual Western States No-Kill Conference and Save New Mexico Pets.
Inspired by the past 10+ years of success of our neighboring states achieving No-Kill communities (saving all healthy and treatable companion animals entering animal control and private and municipal shelters - 90% to 98% of intake), we are embarking upon one the largest companion animal life-saving efforts in New Mexico's history. With the help of some of the most successful veterinarians, behaviorists, rescue group and shelter leaders across North America, we are developing and delivering informational and programmatic resources to help New Mexico achieve this same level of success.
We need your help to deliver this information and programming to New Mexico for the benefit of New Mexico's companion animals, pet guardians and our communities as a whole. NMPA! is currently an all volunteer run effort and we need your help to make the largest positive impact. You can volunteer, donate or become one of our future staff members to help us achieve success as quickly as possible.
Help New Mexico Pets Alive! each time you shop at Albertsons!
Download our temporary Community Scan card below and use it each time you shop at Albertsons. A portion of your purchase will help NM at-risk shelter pets in need via our current and developing programming.
Click onto the image above and you'll be taken to our AdoptAShelter.com shopping page. There is everything imaginable available there from airline tickets to Zappos shoes. Whatever you buy, a portion of EVERY purchase will be donated to NMPA!. Simply bookmark that page there and use it every time you shop. THANK-YOU!!
DOG FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED!
If you would like to donate a bag of puppy or dog food (beef, lamb, or fish/seafood as the first ingredient due to some of our rescue dogs having allergies), you may drop it off with one of our NMPA! volunteers on Sat. from 10am - 3pm, during our adoption event at Petco on Lomas, near Eubank (across from Target) in ABQ. Or you may send an email to email@example.com.
WE NOW ACCEPT VEHICLE DONATIONS of all kinds! To all our friends and supporters, no matter in which state you live - do you have a car, truck, motorcycle, van, RV, farm equipment you want to get rid of? If so, you can receive a tax-deduction if you donate your vehicle to New Mexico Pets Alive!. It's hassle free with a free pick-up and our vehicle donation partner basically does all the work for you. NMPA! receives a portion of each vehicle sale and we use the funds to support the rescued animals in our care (vet care, foster care and rehab/training expenses). Just click onto the car image link to get started. THANK-YOU!!