Help APNM Honor Champions for Animals at the 2015 Milagro Awards

Nominate a Hero for Animals and Save-The-Date! October 3, 2015 – Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

Three and a half years have passed since the last APNM Milagro Awards, so we’re gearing up again to “catch people in the act” of doing heroic and miraculous things in their communities for New Mexico’s animals. With your help, the 2015 Milagro Awards will turn out to be the best ever celebration of heroes for animals!

APNM is now seeking nominations for its 2015 Milagro Awards to be presented at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in Bernalillo, New Mexico on October 3, 2015. Do you know of an individual, group or organization that has gone out of their way to better the lives of animals in New Mexico? Nominate them today! Nomination forms are on our website at Send 7 copies of completed nominations (including attachments) to: APNM, PO Box 11395, Albuquerque, NM 87192. Nominations must be postmarked by May 1, 2015.

Top left: Meet Bindy, winner of the 2011 Milagro Animal Award with his handler Ruth Bourgeois, the Director of the Equine Spirit Sanctuary. Bindy performed several miracles, including rescuing a disabled donkey and pasture-mate from attacking dogs. Top right: Karen Medicus (left) representing 2011 event sponsor the ASPCA, and APNM Executive Director, Lisa Jennings (right) with the 2011 winner of the Executive Director’s Award, then New Mexico Attorney General Gary King. Bottom left: Some beaming winners of the 2011 Milagro Awards. From left, Ralph Levine, Peggy Lynch-Hill, Celina Levine, D’Val Westphal, Gary King, Jane Carson, Zora Hesse, Karen Cain and Jen Feuerstein (representing posthumous winner Carol Noon). Visit our website to see all the 2011 Winners and a short video about each one’s accomplishments.

About APNM's Milagro Awards

Since 2000, APNM has been publicly recognizing and thanking those who go out of their way to improve the lives of animals in New Mexico. The Milagro Awards recognize individual and collaborative humanitarian acts on behalf of animals. New Mexico organizations, businesses and individuals can be nominated in the following categories, except for the Animal Award category, which is for animal nominees only:

Advocacy Award: for advocacy efforts that promoted the compassionate treatment of animals and/or combated institutionalized animal cruelty; for efforts that alleviated the pain and suffering of animals used for "entertainment" or for cruel medical experiments;

Animal Award:
For exceptional animal courage and/or intelligence (animal nominees only);

Board of Directors’ Award: For lifelong commitment to animal rights.

Direct Animal Services Award: For efforts that directly improved the lives of animals; for alleviating the pain and suffering of companion animals, farm animals, livestock and/or wildlife;

Executive Director’s Award: For outstanding support of APNM’s mission and program;

Humane Education Award: For innovative classroom, public, private or civic education efforts that fostered humane ethics in youth;

Humane Citizen Award: For efforts by a private citizen to promote the humane treatment of animals using a variety of approaches and methods.

Law Enforcement Award: For exceptional commitment to the effective and timely enforcement of laws that protect animals;

Lawmaking Advocacy Award: For efforts that resulted in the passage of animal protection legislation;

Mary Jane Garcia Award: For exceptional leadership, courage and persistence in the face of opposition, resulting in positive change for animals;

Media Award: For spotlighting animal issues with courage, creativity and integrity;

Spirit of the Mission Award: For actions that brought about precedent-setting change with a national impact that advances the animal rights movement;

Youth Award: For youth activism, ethics, and bravery.

Will You Help Sponsor the 2015 Milagro Awards?

Want to show your support for the 2015 Milagro Awards? You or your business can become an underwriter for this very special event! There are many opportunities to support the Milagro Awards, from becoming the Title Sponsor, to advertising in the event’s print program. Click here for details and to download the 2015 Milagro Awards Commitment Packet, or call Daniel at (505) 265-2322, ext. 32. You may also email inquiries to

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