Animal Protection of New Mexico

Mailing Address: PO Box 11395, Albuquerque, NM 87192
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 265-2322
NTEE Code: B- Education, C- Environment, D- Animal Related, M- Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief, O- Youth Development, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

Animal Protection of New Mexico is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates the rights of animals by affecting systemic change which results in the humane treatment of all animals.

Primary Programs:

• Ensuring crimes against animals are taken seriously
- Underwrite Animal Control/other law enforcement officer training
- Coordinate Attorney General’s Animal Cruelty Taskforce (ACT) on cockfighting, dogfighting, hoarding & other cruelty cases
- Manage statewide cruelty hotlines, route cases to law enforcement & provide technical support
- Offer up to $10,000 rewards for case information
- Place billboards about rewards & reporting cruelty

• Institutionalizing the humane treatment of animals
- Maintain, expand & promote Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) network
- Promote and assist in establishing spay-neuter programs, promote spay-neuter license plate
- Enhance local and state animal protection laws, including restrictions on dog chaining
- Create & maintain Equine Protection Fund and programs
- Interface with & provide support for state Animal Sheltering Board
- Seek spay-neuter clinic funding, support from state

• Elevating animal protection/wildlife conservation issues in the public consciousness
- Provide Kind News humane education newspapers to 260 classrooms
- Establish & launch "Cougar Smart New Mexico" & "Beavers Belong" coexistence campaigns
- Launching campaign to get dogs off chains
- Engaged in state/NGO efforts to promote safe wildlife corridor projects

• Ensuring government resources do not contribute to inhumane treatment
- Engaged in campaign to see Alamogordo Primate Facility chimpanzees retired to sanctuary

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $500,000 - $749,999
Personnel: 6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director:

Elisabeth Jennings

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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