The Horse Shelter Rescue Fund’s second year
This tax season and beyond, please consider how you can help New Mexico’s vital equine rescues

New Mexico’s eleven licensed equine shelters and sanctuaries are on the front lines of rescuing the state’s needy and homeless horses, donkeys, and mules.


Animal Protection Voters worked with established rescue facilities and the New Mexico Livestock Board to create the Horse Shelter Rescue Fund, New Mexico’s first publicly funded financial assistance network for equine shelters. The Horse Shelter Rescue Fund is supported in part by voluntary state income tax donations by New Mexicans—in 2014, the program raised over $10,000 for licensed horse rescues just from citizen donations.

If you have not filed your 2014 state income taxes yet (hurry!), please look for Item 13, the Horse Shelter Rescue Fund, on the New Mexico PIT-D form and designate a contribution from your state tax refund. If you will not receive a refund or you’ve already filed, you can also donate directly, just follow the instructions or contact the New Mexico Livestock Board at 505-841-6161.

Thank you for supporting another critical part of New Mexico’s safety net for horses, donkeys, and mules. The state’s licensed horse shelters are a direct line of support for animals who could otherwise be sent to slaughter. Please support their vital work!

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