FAQ's:

When was NMPA! founded?   NMPA! began its journey toward creating no kill, safe and humane communities in New Mexico in early Jan. 2011 when co-founders Melissa Roberts and Kurt Schlough ‘fell’ into their 1st rescue and inadvertently uncovered an animal welfare crisis in the state of NM.  They contacted the most successful animal welfare leaders across the country to ask for their help and the real work began. 

What has been accomplished?
Our no kill information awareness campaign begun in early 2011 met with both positive reception and also resistance and continues to receive both.  Change is difficult for many people and after doing something the same way for so long, we can expect some resistance to progress but we believe the effort to help more people and pets and ultimately create truly safe and humane communities in NM is what everyone wants. 

Our at-risk shelter pet rescue program began in 2012. From October 2012 - September 2014, we rescued off of death row in NM facilities over 450 dogs and cats and placed them into happy homes while providing post-adoption pet guardian/owner support services.  The number has steadily increased over the years and we now find homes for over 750 dogs and cats each year. Again, we have merely scratched the surface of what's possible. As a result of delivering post-adoption guidance and support where needed, we have one of the lowest pet return rates in New Mexico, averaging around 1.5%.  Although finding homes for this number of pets in need is high for an organization of our size, it pales in comparison to the unmet adoption placement programming need in our state. It takes comprehensive programming to help the most people and pets possible and that’s our goal.  We always need more volunteers and funds to do the best job we can on behalf of our NM community’s people and pets and we stretch every dollar donated farther than any other non-profit we know.

What are your adoption fees? As our rescue expenses per pet can range from very little to as high as $3,400 at its highest cost per animal to date, our average cost to make a pet available for adoption is $250.  We ask each adopter to come as close as they can to that amount. That will include medical and other care and related expenses to help us best care for and prepare your pet for adoption. Spay/neuter is required for all NMPA adoptables.

What’s upcoming for you? Please visit our Canine Cafe website for information regarding the expansion of the Canine Cafe dog adoption program.

How can I help? Make a donation of needed supplies during one of our upcoming events or click here to make a donation online or mail your donation to New Mexico Pets Alive to the following: NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please also consider signing up to foster a pet in need or volunteer with us.
TOGETHER we make the difference!
FAQ's:
When was NMPA! founded?   NMPA! began its journey toward creating no kill, safe and humane communities in New Mexico in early Jan. 2011 when co-founders Melissa Roberts and Kurt Schlough ‘fell’ into their 1st rescue and inadvertently uncovered an animal welfare crisis in the state of NM.  They contacted the most successful animal welfare leaders across the country to ask for their help and the real work began. 60,000 – 100,000 healthy and treatable pets are killed each year in NM shelters but we’ve learned from hundreds of communities outside of NM that it doesn’t have to be this way.  Socially, culturally and economically diverse communities across the country have ended this antiquated practice and brought their animal welfare practices into the 21st century via comprehensive adoption, foster, spay/neuter, medical and behavioral programs for pets and pet owner support programs. We can do the same in NM with the will and right amount of effort.

What has been accomplished?
Our no kill information awareness campaign begun in early 2011 met with both positive reception and also resistance and continues to receive both.  Change is difficult for many people and after doing something the same way for over 100 years, we can expect some resistance to progress but we believe the effort to help more people and pets and ultimately create truly safe and humane communities in NM is worth it. We’ve since met with over 51 city, county, state elected officials to help introduce them to lifesaving and cost-saving no kill avenues for animal welfare practices in NM and we continue to speak with all leadership who wish to meet with us. Our at-risk shelter pet rescue program began in 2012 and we have thus far rescued off of death row in NM facilities through October 2014, over 450 dogs and cats and placed them into happy homes while providing post-adoption pet guardian/owner support services.  As a result, we have one of the lowest pet return rates in New Mexico, averaging around 1%.  Although finding homes for this number of pets in need is high for an organization of our small size, it pales in comparison to the unmet adoption placement programming need in our state. It takes comprehensive programming to help the most people and pets possible and that’s our goal.  We always need more volunteers and funds to do the best job we can on behalf of our NM community’s people and pets and we stretch every dollar donated farther than any other non-profit we know.

What are your adoption fees? As our rescue expenses per pet can range from very little to as high as $3,400 at its highest cost per animal to date, our average cost to make a pet available for adoption is $250.  We ask each adopter to come as close as they can to that amount, with a minimum adoption/donation fee of $125. That will include medical and other care and related expenses to help us best care for and prepare your pet for adoption. It may also include spay/neuter depending on the animal. Spay/neuter is required for all NMPA adoptables.

How are your programming efforts unique in New Mexico? New Mexico Pets Alive! is one of only a handful of 501-c-3 non profit organizations in NM with laser focused No Kill programming to help reduce the number of pet surrenders to shelters while increasing the number of homeless pets making it out alive and finding happy homes. While we feel community low cost vet programs are extremely important, we do not feel we can expand our focus until adequate lifesaving programming in NM shelters is being delivered in the quickest way possible with cost-effective proven programming that has fortunately existed for the past 15 years.  We greatly appreciate the work of other organizations with different philosophies and programming while we maintain a focus on filling the gaps where we find unmet needs in the areas of reducing pet surrenders and increasing advocacy efforts for comprehensive implementation of proven No Kill sheltering programs to end the killing of healthy and treatable companion animals
and increase adoption rates of shelter pets in NM. The primary difference between our organizational expenditures and other larger organizations in NM is that we only spend funds on direct lifesaving - ie. programs that help homeless pets stay alive and find happy homes. An example would be a large private animal welfare organization in NM that spends $6,000,000 per year and finds homes for less than 5,000 animals.  Our average cost to place a pet in a happy home is approximately $250. If our organizational expenditures were $6 million, we would have placed over 20,000 pets in happy homes, not 5,000 pets.

What’s upcoming for you? We are opening our 1st physical facility very soon and need both in-kind and financial donations. Please visit NMPA! Playing for Life and Training/Adoption Center for more information. The facility and program are not only unique to NM, it is the only facility of its kind in the SW region and only 1 of 5 in the entire country – right here in New Mexico! We are also expanding our work and building more partnerships and joining a new SW regional non-profit animal welfare network.  More information will soon follow.

How can I help? Make a donation in any amount during one of our upcoming events or click here to make a donation online or mail your donation to New Mexico Pets Alive to the following: NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please also consider signing up to foster a pet in need or volunteer with us.
TOGETHER we make the difference! - See more at: http://www.newmexicopetsalive.org/about-us.php#sthash.Ha4eQtCW.dpuf
FAQ's:
When was NMPA! founded?   NMPA! began its journey toward creating no kill, safe and humane communities in New Mexico in early Jan. 2011 when co-founders Melissa Roberts and Kurt Schlough ‘fell’ into their 1st rescue and inadvertently uncovered an animal welfare crisis in the state of NM.  They contacted the most successful animal welfare leaders across the country to ask for their help and the real work began. 60,000 – 100,000 healthy and treatable pets are killed each year in NM shelters but we’ve learned from hundreds of communities outside of NM that it doesn’t have to be this way.  Socially, culturally and economically diverse communities across the country have ended this antiquated practice and brought their animal welfare practices into the 21st century via comprehensive adoption, foster, spay/neuter, medical and behavioral programs for pets and pet owner support programs. We can do the same in NM with the will and right amount of effort.

What has been accomplished?
Our no kill information awareness campaign begun in early 2011 met with both positive reception and also resistance and continues to receive both.  Change is difficult for many people and after doing something the same way for over 100 years, we can expect some resistance to progress but we believe the effort to help more people and pets and ultimately create truly safe and humane communities in NM is worth it. We’ve since met with over 51 city, county, state elected officials to help introduce them to lifesaving and cost-saving no kill avenues for animal welfare practices in NM and we continue to speak with all leadership who wish to meet with us. Our at-risk shelter pet rescue program began in 2012 and we have thus far rescued off of death row in NM facilities through October 2014, over 450 dogs and cats and placed them into happy homes while providing post-adoption pet guardian/owner support services.  As a result, we have one of the lowest pet return rates in New Mexico, averaging around 1%.  Although finding homes for this number of pets in need is high for an organization of our small size, it pales in comparison to the unmet adoption placement programming need in our state. It takes comprehensive programming to help the most people and pets possible and that’s our goal.  We always need more volunteers and funds to do the best job we can on behalf of our NM community’s people and pets and we stretch every dollar donated farther than any other non-profit we know.

What are your adoption fees? As our rescue expenses per pet can range from very little to as high as $3,400 at its highest cost per animal to date, our average cost to make a pet available for adoption is $250.  We ask each adopter to come as close as they can to that amount, with a minimum adoption/donation fee of $125. That will include medical and other care and related expenses to help us best care for and prepare your pet for adoption. It may also include spay/neuter depending on the animal. Spay/neuter is required for all NMPA adoptables.

How are your programming efforts unique in New Mexico? New Mexico Pets Alive! is one of only a handful of 501-c-3 non profit organizations in NM with laser focused No Kill programming to help reduce the number of pet surrenders to shelters while increasing the number of homeless pets making it out alive and finding happy homes. While we feel community low cost vet programs are extremely important, we do not feel we can expand our focus until adequate lifesaving programming in NM shelters is being delivered in the quickest way possible with cost-effective proven programming that has fortunately existed for the past 15 years.  We greatly appreciate the work of other organizations with different philosophies and programming while we maintain a focus on filling the gaps where we find unmet needs in the areas of reducing pet surrenders and increasing advocacy efforts for comprehensive implementation of proven No Kill sheltering programs to end the killing of healthy and treatable companion animals
and increase adoption rates of shelter pets in NM. The primary difference between our organizational expenditures and other larger organizations in NM is that we only spend funds on direct lifesaving - ie. programs that help homeless pets stay alive and find happy homes. An example would be a large private animal welfare organization in NM that spends $6,000,000 per year and finds homes for less than 5,000 animals.  Our average cost to place a pet in a happy home is approximately $250. If our organizational expenditures were $6 million, we would have placed over 20,000 pets in happy homes, not 5,000 pets.

What’s upcoming for you? We are opening our 1st physical facility very soon and need both in-kind and financial donations. Please visit NMPA! Playing for Life and Training/Adoption Center for more information. The facility and program are not only unique to NM, it is the only facility of its kind in the SW region and only 1 of 5 in the entire country – right here in New Mexico! We are also expanding our work and building more partnerships and joining a new SW regional non-profit animal welfare network.  More information will soon follow.

How can I help? Make a donation in any amount during one of our upcoming events or click here to make a donation online or mail your donation to New Mexico Pets Alive to the following: NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please also consider signing up to foster a pet in need or volunteer with us.
TOGETHER we make the difference! - See more at: http://www.newmexicopetsalive.org/about-us.php#sthash.Ha4eQtCW.dpuf
FAQ's:
When was NMPA! founded?   NMPA! began its journey toward creating no kill, safe and humane communities in New Mexico in early Jan. 2011 when co-founders Melissa Roberts and Kurt Schlough ‘fell’ into their 1st rescue and inadvertently uncovered an animal welfare crisis in the state of NM.  They contacted the most successful animal welfare leaders across the country to ask for their help and the real work began. 60,000 – 100,000 healthy and treatable pets are killed each year in NM shelters but we’ve learned from hundreds of communities outside of NM that it doesn’t have to be this way.  Socially, culturally and economically diverse communities across the country have ended this antiquated practice and brought their animal welfare practices into the 21st century via comprehensive adoption, foster, spay/neuter, medical and behavioral programs for pets and pet owner support programs. We can do the same in NM with the will and right amount of effort.

What has been accomplished?
Our no kill information awareness campaign begun in early 2011 met with both positive reception and also resistance and continues to receive both.  Change is difficult for many people and after doing something the same way for over 100 years, we can expect some resistance to progress but we believe the effort to help more people and pets and ultimately create truly safe and humane communities in NM is worth it. We’ve since met with over 51 city, county, state elected officials to help introduce them to lifesaving and cost-saving no kill avenues for animal welfare practices in NM and we continue to speak with all leadership who wish to meet with us. Our at-risk shelter pet rescue program began in 2012 and we have thus far rescued off of death row in NM facilities through October 2014, over 450 dogs and cats and placed them into happy homes while providing post-adoption pet guardian/owner support services.  As a result, we have one of the lowest pet return rates in New Mexico, averaging around 1%.  Although finding homes for this number of pets in need is high for an organization of our small size, it pales in comparison to the unmet adoption placement programming need in our state. It takes comprehensive programming to help the most people and pets possible and that’s our goal.  We always need more volunteers and funds to do the best job we can on behalf of our NM community’s people and pets and we stretch every dollar donated farther than any other non-profit we know.

What are your adoption fees? As our rescue expenses per pet can range from very little to as high as $3,400 at its highest cost per animal to date, our average cost to make a pet available for adoption is $250.  We ask each adopter to come as close as they can to that amount, with a minimum adoption/donation fee of $125. That will include medical and other care and related expenses to help us best care for and prepare your pet for adoption. It may also include spay/neuter depending on the animal. Spay/neuter is required for all NMPA adoptables.

How are your programming efforts unique in New Mexico? New Mexico Pets Alive! is one of only a handful of 501-c-3 non profit organizations in NM with laser focused No Kill programming to help reduce the number of pet surrenders to shelters while increasing the number of homeless pets making it out alive and finding happy homes. While we feel community low cost vet programs are extremely important, we do not feel we can expand our focus until adequate lifesaving programming in NM shelters is being delivered in the quickest way possible with cost-effective proven programming that has fortunately existed for the past 15 years.  We greatly appreciate the work of other organizations with different philosophies and programming while we maintain a focus on filling the gaps where we find unmet needs in the areas of reducing pet surrenders and increasing advocacy efforts for comprehensive implementation of proven No Kill sheltering programs to end the killing of healthy and treatable companion animals
and increase adoption rates of shelter pets in NM. The primary difference between our organizational expenditures and other larger organizations in NM is that we only spend funds on direct lifesaving - ie. programs that help homeless pets stay alive and find happy homes. An example would be a large private animal welfare organization in NM that spends $6,000,000 per year and finds homes for less than 5,000 animals.  Our average cost to place a pet in a happy home is approximately $250. If our organizational expenditures were $6 million, we would have placed over 20,000 pets in happy homes, not 5,000 pets.

What’s upcoming for you? We are opening our 1st physical facility very soon and need both in-kind and financial donations. Please visit NMPA! Playing for Life and Training/Adoption Center for more information. The facility and program are not only unique to NM, it is the only facility of its kind in the SW region and only 1 of 5 in the entire country – right here in New Mexico! We are also expanding our work and building more partnerships and joining a new SW regional non-profit animal welfare network.  More information will soon follow.

How can I help? Make a donation in any amount during one of our upcoming events or click here to make a donation online or mail your donation to New Mexico Pets Alive to the following: NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please also consider signing up to foster a pet in need or volunteer with us.
TOGETHER we make the difference! - See more at: http://www.newmexicopetsalive.org/about-us.php#sthash.Ha4eQtCW.dpuf
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