An Introduction

New Mexico Pets Alive is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation and No Kill community service organization that is celebrating our 8th year anniversary serving people and pets across New Mexico. Our mission is to promote and provide the information and the gap filling programs needed to help more healthy and treatable at-risk dogs and cats in New Mexico shelters and to also assist the people who care about them (including many individuals, police depts., rescue groups, animal control depts and shelter staff and volunteers). Our efforts aim to one day eliminate the destruction of over 80,000 healthy and treatable dogs and cats occurring in New Mexico stray animal intake facilities every year.

We work to fill gaps in current animal welfare programming to reduce the number of lost and homeless pets arriving in animal shelters in the first place while simultaneously rescuing healthy and treatable dogs and cats in danger of being put down in NM shelters and then helping to increase their health (physical, behavioral and emotional) and successful adoption matches with loving families. As a national average only 1% - 2% of all dogs or cats entering stray animal intake systems in America are irredeemably suffering or truly vicious and must be humanely euthanized. The rest are savable and deserve a second chance.

Through pet guardian/owner support services, we work to help reduce the number of dogs and cats entering the New Mexico shelter system in the first place. Through at-risk shelter pet rescue, foster and adoption placement programs we help increase the number of healthy and treatable dogs and cats making it out of animal facilities alive and onto happy homes. Through post-adoption follow up services, we help prevent dogs and cats from re-entering the NM shelter system.

Utilizing the most successful and leading edge medical, training and behavioral health animal care models, our small community service organization works daily to fill gaps in the current NM animal welfare system. At the end of the day, the demand for our help far outweighs our ability to help a larger number of people and pets. We welcome you to join us as a volunteer,fosteradopterdonor or business sponsor. TOGETHER, we make the difference!