Bringing Hope to a Community Where Animal Welfare is Still Unknown
Española Valley Humane accepts every animal, regardless of how old, sick, neglected or abused. Our mission is to provide compassionate shelter and care to the thousands of animals that would otherwise have no refuge. If we only accepted highly adoptable pets, the animals turned away would be at risk of being homeless, unwanted, and producing additional litters of homeless animals. We ensure that these animals have a refuge from struggling on the streets or being neglected by a home where people have no time or resources to care for them.
Last year we placed 83% of our animals, mostly because of record-breaking efforts at offsite adoption events. Unfortunately there are a number of pets we accept that will not be candidates for re-homing due to major medical issues or aggression. We’ve chosen to accept those animals rather than shift their euthanasia to another entity or force residents to take matters into their own hands. They would risk being cruelly killed by people who don’t want them, dumped on roadsides left to die from starvation or being hit by a car.
We manage a city-owned animal shelter, which means that 91% of contributions go directly to the animals in our care. Our programs focus on ending homelessness and addressing the needs of the animals that we serve. We strive to do the greatest good, given limited resources, to help the greatest number of animals.
Thank you for believing in our lifesaving work! Please consider supporting our work with a donation.