Happy New Year from Animal Protection of New Mexico! We are deeply grateful to all our members, partners, donors and supporters who helped us save lives and advance our mission throughout the past year.
In the past twelve months, we’ve gained an amazing new office in Santa Fe and recruited talented, industrious new staff. With new resources, 2015 saw the further development of comprehensive APNM and Animal Protection Voters campaigns for ensuring the comfort, safety, protection and dignity of animals and those who care for them. However, none of this would have been possible without dedicated support from our friends, colleagues, and associates--we'd like to take a moment to honor some of the nonhuman and human creatures who touched our lives this year.
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Join us in honoring those who touched our lives this year!
- Our inspiring 2015 Milagro Award winners whose heroism and courage inspired us all at their awards ceremony on October 3, 2015.
- Cammy, Elijah, Theo, Rosie, Opal, and Fred – six New Mexico chimpanzees among the first in line to be retired to sanctuary after long, hard years in the lab.
- Animal Protection Voters’ 2015 state legislative bill sponsors Senator Nancy Rodriguez, Senator Mark Moores, Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, Representative Jeff Steinborn, Representative Roberto Gonzales, Senator William Burt, Representative James Smith and Representative Carl Trujillo.
- The tireless supporters of our Stop Cougar Trapping movement.
- The volunteers and organizations who support our Trap Free New Mexico coalition.
- Humorist and animal advocate Jack Handey for joining the fight against cougar trapping.
- The Walbridge Foundation and the ASPCA for their support of our Building Humane Communities program.
- Dedicated Animal Control Officers across the state.
- The late Randall Harris, District Attorney and defender of animals.
- Rex the K-9, enjoying the retirement he deserves.
- Everyone who participated in our biggest-ever Animal Lobby Day at the Roundhouse, including UFC champion mixed martial arts fighter Carlos Condit and young animal activist guest speaker Juliana Gorena.
- The coyotes of Doña Ana and Socorro Counties who lost their lives to the appalling greed of killing contests.
- The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office for continued work to prevent the return of horse slaughter in New Mexico.
- Hubble the pit bull terrier and the dogs of Las Vegas.
- Committed advocates of the Native America Humane Society.
- The late Pat Ehlinger, an animal advocate without parallel.
- The staff of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and VCA Hospitals for their partnerships in support of our Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) program.
- St. Clair Winery & Bistro for hosting our April Equine Protection Fund party.
- New Mexico’s Animal Sheltering Board, supporting spay/neuter programs in high need areas of the state.
- Mora animal advocate Carolyn Allen and Mary Zemon's Sherpa Fund for their valued assistance to APNM’s Animal Connection program.
- The hundreds of students we reach, teach, and learn from through The Animal Connection program.
- Everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of our new Santa Fe office.
- Our friends with the Animal Advocates of Grant County, who succeeded in passing an ordinance to stop the cruel practice of fixed-point dog chaining.
- Generous attendees and donors to APV-PAC’s “Wild Night for Wildlife” party.
- The generous donors who contributed to the Equine Protection Fund, which reached an incredible milestone - 700 horses have been helped, including Rita and Ace!
- Our wonderful donors, our awesome interns and our amazing volunteers. A big thanks to everyone who attended an event, made a phone call or wrote a letter on behalf of animals!
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