About Us 2019-02-15T17:14:40+00:00

More Love Per Paw

Pups and kitties can’t choose where they are born; we go where the need is greatest.

Every year we complete 4,500 free spay/neuter surgeries and 12,800 free vaccinations for at-risk pets. We also sponsor vaccine clinics in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. This community outreach effort builds relationships with pet owners, identifies the health of at-risk pets, and schedules surgeries for intact pets, preventing unwanted litters. Our goal is to reduce the number of unwanted animals at our shelter by creating a healthier community for pets, their families, and their neighbors.

Help us transform the lives of animals most in need of your love.

Pet Lives Touched Since Opening Our Doors
Of Donations Go Directly to Animal Care
Of Our Animals Placed Last Year
Years of Saving Animals in New Mexico


Española Humane’s mission is to end animal suffering, especially in underserved communities, and services are free to at-risk animals in Rio Arriba County. In 2017, Española Humane completed 4,346 spay/neuter surgeries, 10,696 vaccinations and 2,326 microchips for pets in underserved neighborhoods. The nonprofit also gave away 1,200 pounds of straw to help insulate family pets during the winter. The goal is to reduce the number of unwanted animals at the shelter by creating a healthier community for pets and their families.

Española Humane has touched the lives of more than 143,000 companion animals since opening its doors 26 years ago. In 2017, Española Humane received 2,863 animals, placing 84% of them in loving homes. The nonprofit accepts every animal, regardless of how old, sick, neglected or abused.


Española Humane has open staff positions from time to time. We post these on our Careers page. If you’re looking to join our team of staff members, please check out the current open positions.


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Please note we will be closed June 8th, 2018 for an In-Service Day in prearation for our Summer Fiesta