Welcome to Animal Protection of New Mexico’s web resources for kids and families who value the human-animal bond.
Young people can make an enormous and positive difference in the lives of animals. Kids and adults alike can follow any of the following links to help animals who absolutely rely on our mercy and our actions to not only survive but to thrive!
Kids Care and Can Make a Difference!
Is there any more important investment than to nurture kindness in young people and to teach them to make kind choices? We don’t think so! Learn more about Animal Protection of New Mexico’s groundbreaking work to inspire young people to embrace kindness to animals, to their peers, to everyone they meet.
The Human-Animal Bond
Children know what many adults have to re-learn: That the strong bond between a person and an animal enhances the lives of both. Investigate the many ways to ensure your animals are well cared for, invited into your life, and given the opportunity to reach their true potential, all while also bringing joy to you and your family.
- APNM’s disaster prep pages
- Successful housetraining techniques (pdf)
- Preparing for a disaster to keep you and your animals safe (pdf)
- Traveling/vacationing with your dogs (pdf)
Saying No to Animal Cruelty
Animals are vulnerable to people who harm them, both intentionally and because of ignorance. Keeping animals safe from harm takes everyone in the community. Learn how to be active and make a difference for animals. In some cases, you may be the only person who sees an animal’s suffering and can do something about it. Be their lifeline.
- Animal cruelty hotlines
- New Mexico animal laws and ordinances
- New Mexico Animal Resources Guide
- The Link between animal cruelty and family violence
- Dissection Choice
Caring for Your Animals
There are so many different kinds of animals who share our lives. Optimum care for a dog is different than for a cat, or a horse. Learn how to ensure the animals in your life are valued and that they’re given the consideration you’d like to be given if you were in their place.
When in doubt, ask yourself this: How would I feel if.....?
- Caring for Companion Animals brochure
- Equine Stewardship
- Equine Care Guide (also available in Spanish)
- Train. Don’t Chain
Staying Connected with Issues About Animals
Helping animals in New Mexico means knowing what is happening in your community and your state and being determined to get involved in changing things for the better for animals.
Young people have so much to teach others in our community, even while they are learning about the world around them. Combine their energy and optimism and you have a recipe for success for change for animals. Learn more about the change being sparked by other young people in New Mexico.
Spring 2012: Paws and Claws Summer Camp for Young Advocates
Milagro Awards Youth Winners
Click here for a list of Milagro Awards youth winners since 2000. Below is a video profile of 2011 winners Alicia Page, Ashley Page and Kolene Winn.