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Record High Temperatures Expected in NM

Keep Your Animals Cool and Your Kids Safe!

The hot summer days of New Mexico can quickly become overwhelming for all. Please consider the following tips when enjoying the great outdoors with your companion animal. Click for more...

ASPCA Scholarship Grants Provide Valuable Training Opportunities in Albuquerque & Las Cruces
Animal Protection of New Mexico is helping to spread the word about two upcoming training opportunities in New Mexico made possible through a national scholarship grant from the ASPCA® and the University of Missouri Extension Law Enforcement Training Institute’s (LETI). Click for more...
Slaughter's Threat Minimized But Not Gone

This Year, Consider How You Can Help Living Horses

Two years ago this month, domestic horse slaughter reared its head in New Mexico, with Valley Meat Company of Roswell applying for a license to kill horses from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bringing out champions for compassionate treatment of animals and affirming New Mexicans' respect for our horses, donkeys, and mules. Click for more...

The Spring Edition of Making Tracks is Out!

APNM's Making Tracks Magazine is Now Available Online - to Everyone!

We just can't keep it a secret anymore. APNM has received such tremendous feedback about the content and quality of our member magazine, Making Tracks, we decided to share this season's, past seasons' and subsequent editions online. Click for more...

One Special Day of Giving in New Mexico

Remember the Animals on May 6th! Introducing Give Grande New Mexico

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Community Foundations, The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico is supporting New Mexico to participate in a national day of community giving. Click for more...

Do Your Part to Be Wildfire-Ready

Seven Actions for Seven Days

Wildfire season is here. Join APNM and other agencies and organizations across the Southwest for a week of action to reduce the risk of devastating wildfire damage to homes and communities. Click for more...

Giving is Good for YOU, and Horses

How you can double your donation to the Equine Protection Fund

Challenge yourself! It's not often you have the opportunity to double the impact of your donations to help equines across the state of New Mexico. Now's the time! Click for more...

2014: Forging a More Humane New Mexico

Consider Your Role in This Change

To know where we're going, it helps to know where we've been. In 2013, Animal Protection of New Mexico created jaw-dropping change for the benefit of animals and those who care about them. Click for more...

Learn How You Can Make Your Message Matter March 20-21

Advocates for People and Animals Come Together at Messaging Conference

Are your messages not being heard? Need a better way to communicate the great and important work you and your colleagues do every day? Want to develop better messaging to get more support for your programs, reach more people with your valuable services, and create real change in your community? You're not alone! Click for more...

Seven Newborn Puppies Left to Die in Shopping Bag; Two Survive

Animal Protection of New Mexico Offers Up to $10,000 Reward

December 30th, seven newborn puppies were found tied in a grocery bag and discarded on a ditch bank. Five of the puppies died, and two were rescued and are recovering. Click for more...

A Look Back at 2013

APNM Honors the Humans and Animals That Touched Our Lives This Year

In our 34th year, APNM continued and expanded our mission to bring real New Mexican solutions to the issues impacting animals' lives in our state. 2013 brought both triumphs and setbacks for animals while reinforcing our belief that real change is achievable with work and dedication. Click for more...

What are you waiting for? Become a member today and start Making Tracks for New Mexico's animals!

The Winter 2013 Edition of APNM's Making Tracks Member Magazine is out! By reading these e-alerts, you have already shown an interest in making systemic change for animals in our state. Click for more...

Attorney General Gary King: Standing Between Horses and the Slaughter Machine

On December 19, 2013, while most people were planning their holiday gatherings and contemplating time off with family and friends, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King was busy working for the benefit of New Mexicans and what we value and cherish, filing a lawsuit against Valley Meat, the Roswell company that wants to slaughter our state's beloved horses for profit. Click for more...

Make Christmas Count for Horses

We’re Running Out of Time to Meet Our Goal!

The Equine Protection Fund has so far received pledges ranging from $2 to $500 for our crowdfunding project on Loveanimals.org, and every donation adds up to make a big difference! Click for more...

Keep Animals Cozy During Winter's Three-Dog Nights

Simple Steps for Keeping Cats, Dogs, and Horses Safe and Healthy in Winter

It's cold outside! A few days before the official start of winter, the season is already shaping up as a very chilly one for New Mexico, leaving unattended companion animals at risk of hunger, dehydration, hypothermia, and death. But, with a few simple steps, everyone can ensure their critters stay cozy and safe this winter. Click for more...
In Memory of a Champion for Wildlife

APNM and Animal Protection Voters were saddened to learn that Susan Weiss, Corrales Coexist with Coyotes founder and 2002 Milagro Award winner, passed away in her home early in the morning on November 6th. Click for more...

 

Last Chance to Support The Animal Connection on Redcapes!

Online campaign almost over -- we still need your help to connect kids with animals!

FINAL COUNTDOWN! There are only FIVE days left to help APNM reach its fundraising goal on the Redcapes.com crowdfunding site. We need your help TODAY to push this crowdfunding effort and meet goal! Click for more...
Reflecting On This Year's Accomplishments, Partnerships, and Supporters for Animals

ASPCA Awards Their 1,000th Grant of 2013 to APNM

The winter holiday season is upon us and 2013 is quickly coming to an end. We at APNM have much to be thankful for. We ask that you please take a moment to reflect with us. Click for more...
Rally With Us to Save The Lobo at USFWS' Hearing November 20

Finally, Your Chance to Speak On Behalf of New Mexico's Mexican Gray Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlfe Service's public hearing on sweeping changes proposed for wolf management, which was postponed from early October due to the government shutdown, has been rescheduled for November 20. Click for more...
Put on your red cape and be a superhero for animals and kids!

APNM launches online fundraising campaign on the new charitable causes website Redcapes.com!

APNM has launched a crowd-funding effort on the new charitable giving website, Redcapes.com. On this superhero-themed site, people from all over the world can select a charitable project that interests them and make an online contribution to support it. Click for more...
Magnify your power for horses today!

Help horses stay safe this winter and beyond

We are proud to announce the launch of an exciting new crowd funding campaign in partnership with the crowdfunding website, LoveAnimals.org and we need your help. Click for more...
Your Support Is Ending The Use of Chimps in Invasive Testing...

...And Only You Can Ensure These Chimps Receive sanctuary.

Dramatic news that the nation is ending the use of chimpanzees in invasive research has made 2013 a little brighter for so many who have fought for years to protect chimpanzees in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Click for more...
National Media Outlets Demonstrate Animals Matter

From Horses to Orcas, Americans Care

Animal Protection of New Mexico's (APNM) very own Phil Carter, Equine Campaign Manager, was featured on the PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, October 16, emphasizing that there is no such thing as humane horse slaughter. The compelling piece articulated that Americans in general and New Mexicans in specific respect and value living horses, and they are hungry for humane solutions. Click for more...
Navajo Leaders Reject Slaughter, Embrace Humane Solutions

Many Ways to Get Involved in Stopping Horse Slaughter

In a tremendous development for horses, the Navajo Nation has recently announced it would no longer endorse inhumane slaughter as an option for horse management. The development was finalized in a meeting between Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, representing his Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife. Click for more...
The Horse Blanket Drive Returns

Our Annual Charity Drive To Help Keep Needy Horses Warm

In a tremendous development for horses, the Navajo Nation has recently announced it would no longer endorse inhumane slaughter as an option for horse management. The development was finalized in a meeting between Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, representing his Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife. Click for more...
Special Chimpanzee Edition of Making Tracks is Out!

Become an APNM Member to recieve print and digital copy

The Fall 2013 Edition of APNM’s Making Tracks Member Magazine is out! This edition celebrates APNM’s campaign to retire chimpanzees from biomedical research and follows a landmark decision by the NIH to retire almost all the chimpanzees in their possession. By receiving these e-alerts, you have already shown an interest in making systemic change for animals in our state. Click for more...
New Mexicans Counter Lies About Horse Slaughter

Now Is The Time For You To Add Your Voice!

It's time to take a stand. For too long, New Mexico has been in the national and international spotlight while just a handful of people try to force our state into becoming the "Horse Slaughter State." Now, join us in defining what it truly means to be a compassionate New Mexican. Click for more...
APNM Members Give For Birds of Prey

Find Out The Many Ways to Assist Animals in Ongoing Drought

Though this year’s wildfire season was comparatively (and thankfully) mild, animals are still not in the clear. In the third year of extreme drought in our state and with many areas still recovering from catastrophic fires, wild animals are struggling to find enough food for themselves and their young. Click for more...

This Fall Join APNM's Work For the Animals!

APNM Is Recruiting Animal Advocacy Interns For This Fall and Winter

How much do you care about animals? Are you interested in making a real difference to promote animal welfare in the state of New Mexico? Animal Protection of New Mexico's Internship Program is designed to put people like you directly in touch with the inner workings of our vibrant organization.Click for more...
All This in One Year! Plus, The Successes So Far in 2013

Your Membership Contribution Keeps Us Moving For The Animals

It's not lost on us: You and others like you are the secret to our success. When you read Animal Protection of New Mexico's 2012 Annual Review, I trust you'll be proud of your association with us, and of your past and future support of our work. The achievements we made in 2012 are remarkable for a small non-profit. You helped us accomplish this!Click for more...
The Equine Fund Doubles Its Impact In Just A Year

Please Consider Contributing To These Lifesaving Programs; Plus, APNM Welcomes New Equine Program Staff

Pop a cork: this July, the Equine Protection Fund -- a partnership between APNM and the charitable New Mexico Community Foundation -- has passed a milestone of 400 horses, donkeys, and mules assisted by the Fund's tactical efforts for equine welfare in our state.Click for more...
APNM's Chimps-to-Sanctuary Campaign Success Noted by New York Times, Albuquerque Journal

Your support is changing the world - for the better!

Did you know? The New York Times' front page, top-of-fold story "Unlikely Partners, Freeing Chimps From the Lab," on July 9th, 2013, credits Animal Protection of New Mexico's work in ending the use of chimps in research in the United States, and highlights the importance of strategy and collaboration.Click for more...

 

APNM Teams up with the ASPCA To Create a New Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP)

Promoting Partnerships and Providing Resources To Assist Animal Shelters and Communities All Across New Mexico

In response to the enormity of demands confronting New Mexico's animal shelters, in 2011 Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) reached out to the national ASPCA and its team of sheltering and relocation experts to explore new ways to help make a difference.Click for more...
Speak Up and Say No To Horse Slaughter

USDA Grants Controversial and Fiercely-Opposed Inspection to Valley Meat

Today the USDA announced that it is granting the controversial inspection to Valley Meat in Roswell, despite fierce opposition from almost every corner of New Mexico. A poll revealed 70% of New Mexicans are opposed to horse slaughter, and a host of NM policy-makers have weighed in against horse slaughter, including US Senators Udall and Heinrich, US Representatives Luján and Lujan Grisham, Governor Martinez, Attorney General Gary King, and State Lands Commissioner Dr. Ray Powell, Jr. Most New Mexicans understand that there is no such thing as humane horse slaughter.Click for more...
United States Moves to End Testing on Hundreds of Chimpanzees

162 Chimps in Alamogordo Likely to Be Retired

Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced they plan to retire approximately 300 chimpanzees from biomedical research. The Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF), a government-built site on Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico where no invasive research takes place, may have the opportunity to become a sanctuary in accordance with existing chimpanzee sanctuary standards. Click for more...

 

APNM Reaches Out to New Audiences to Help Knock Out Animal Cruelty

June 28: 'Friday Night Fights' Help APNM Expose Cruelty of Dog Fighting

Albuquerque boxing promoter Joe Chavez, of Chavez Promotions, wants to make New Mexico communities safer. What, you may ask, does that have to do with boxing? Joe believes that the sport of boxing helps young athletes become physically stronger and mentally prepared for the ring of life.Click for more...
Chimps to be Listed as Endangered; Attorney General Gary King: Horse Meat is Illegal

Join New Mexicans Pushing For Systemic Change and Take Action!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposed rule to list all chimpanzees as endangered. If finalized, the rule provides all the protections under the Endangered Species Act to help protect chimpanzees in the United States from the harms of invasive testing and the abhorrent trade in chimps for the exotic pet and entertainment industries. Click for more...

What a Difference CARE Can Make

Amy wanted to leave, but her abusive husband had already threatened to kill her dogs if she left him. Terrified, trapped and herself a victim of her husband's rage and physical violence, Amy felt like she had nowhere to turn for help. Finally, one day when she was home alone, she had the courage to contact a nearby domestic violence shelter, which contacted Animal Protection of New Mexico for help. Click for more...
Get involved to help animals in extreme conditions

In the heat of summer, organized humane efforts are more important than ever

In the midst of the worst drought in the nation, wildfire season has returned to New Mexico. With smoke blanketing portions of the state and little moisture predicted until monsoons, APNM reminds everyone to be mindful of the animals--both domestic and wild--silently affected by the harsh conditions.Click for more...
Tres Lagunas Fire Evacuation Info

NM Fire Website for On-going Updates

Stay up-to-date on this and any wildfire happening in New Mexico at the New Mexico Fire Information website, plus resources on emergency planning.Click for more...


Join APNM in Challenging Horse Cruelty in New Mexico

Two recent horse cruelty cases are examples of how cases of right and wrong can become complicated, with horrible results for animals. Click for more...


Volunteer With Us and Make A Difference For Animals!

Many Opportunities to Help Staff Outreach Booths in June

Please join us to help staff the following June outreach booths. Read on and if you are willing and able to do a shift at any one of these events, please contact us. Click for more...

Opposition Builds Against Pro-Slaughter Forces

Fighting The Misinformation About Horse Slaughter

Colonel Potter of the popular television program M*A*S*H loved to shout the expression, "Horse hockey!" when he was exposed to nonsense. Many people loved his character for telling it like it is, and of course for having a very soft spot in his heart for his beloved horse, Sophie. Click for more...
Mexican Wolves at the Center of Many Important Movements to Stop Cruelty

Plus, A Recap of Important Wildlife Legislation

Fifteen years since they were first reintroduced to the Southwest, our Mexican wolves are in the spotlight now more than ever. Click for more...

Working 24/7 For Habitat Improvement

This Summer, Learn How You Can Help Beavers in Their Natural Role

Landowners: are you looking for help in maintaining stream flow and groundwater stocks, plus native vegetation and healthy ecosystems on your property? This summer and beyond, beavers are offering their free, effective services. Click for more...
Announcing Shelter Savvy: Online Communication for Offline Success

Providing Resources and Support for Animal Shelters, Animal Care and Control Agencies, Rescues, Transporters, Advocates and Volunteers

Animal Protection of New Mexico is pleased to announce Shelter Savvy - two new, online destinations devoted to a single cause: helping New Mexico's animal sheltering community. Visit the new web pages and facebook.com/ShelterSavvy. Click for more...
APNM Disaster Preparedness Program Update

Bringing a Voice for Animals to the Planning Table

In New Mexico, APNM, concerned citizens and dedicated Emergency Managers (EM's) are beginning to make a big difference for animals in community planning and preparedness efforts around the state. A number of local, county and state agencies are taking action to assess their emergency sheltering capacity, develop new policies, purchase equipment, offer training, and create planning and response teams to better meet the needs of animals during wildfires and other emergencies. Click for more...
Honoring New Mexico's Animal Control Officers

For Everything They Do...

The week of April 7th through April 13th marked National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The staff of Animal Protection of New Mexico and all who care about the welfare of animals recognize the importance of honoring the men and women who protect animals and the communities in which they live. Click for more...
New Mexicans Want Living Horses

Your Action Required to Keep Horses From Slaughter's Grim Grip

Over the last few weeks New Mexicans have seen a flurry of activity that proves what many of us already know: There is no such thing as humane horse slaughter, and New Mexicans want no part of this grisly industry. On April 4th, a brand new poll showed an overwhelming percentage of New Mexicans oppose horse slaughter in general, and also don't want a horse slaughter facility in their community. Click for more...

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