Announcing our partnership with Sunrise Springs

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Sunrise Springs, an award-winning destination spa resort in Santa Fe! Our charming Cat Corral of adoptable Española Humane kitties is surrounded by 70 lush acres and a nurturing spa, an oasis offering everything from relaxation and rejuvenation to self-discovery and adventure…and now kitty cuddle time! Sunrise guests can participate in “Catnip and Catnap” sessions with our kitties, and the Cat Corral will now be open for public adoptions Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4pm. Make lunch reservations at the divine Blue Heron Restaurant overlooking the spring-fed pond, and then adopt your new purrfect feline friend. Public adoptions are by appointment only; please call 505-423-3360 for instructions.

Check us out in American Spa! https://www.americanspa.com/news/now-you-can-cuddle-and-adopt-kittens-sunrise-springs-resort

Sunrise Springs guests can find more information here: https://sunrisesprings.ojospa.com/experiential-activities/cats/


Meow Wolf artist using drawings to highlight, help Española shelter pets

A partnership between Santa Fe’s popular art collective “Meow Wolf” and a northern New Mexico animal shelter is looking help link people and pets. Through some unique drawings of shelter dogs and cats, Meow Wolf artist Mikey Rae is hoping he can make a positive impact for the Española Humane animal shelter.  Read More on KRQE


Karl Ferguson Joins EVHS as Deputy Director

Española Humane is pleased to announce Karl Ferguson has joined the staff as the new Deputy Director. Mr. Ferguson started in July, and will work in partnership with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and oversight to the organization; achieve the fiscal health and strategic goals and objectives for the organization through the overall administration of all operations; and serve as primary external representative of the organization with the community, media, funding entities, donors and other partners.

NOV 3,

EVHS & Barkin Boutique Partner for Robin Hilliard Design Trunk Show

The Barkin Boutique will host a special trunk show of jewelry by Robin Hilliard Designs. The event runs from 4-7 pm and small bites will be served.



$10,000 Grant from Google Received to Increase Online Awareness

Española Humane has received a $10,000/month grant from Google to purchase online advertising in order to increase awareness of and traffic to the organization’s website.

AUG 16,

Herbie Hancock Concert Benefits EVHS

JUN 18,

25th Anniversary Open House

Come celebrate our 25th anniversary with us! There will be refreshments (free!), adoptions and everyone is invited to celebrate a quarter century of caring for homeless pets in the Espanola Valley!

JUN 18,

Man’s Best Amigo Exhibit Opens at EVHS


The stereotype about Chihuahuas is they are small, yappy ankle-biters, but Española Humane wants to show a different side of the breed with their new photo installation, “Man’s Best Amigo.” Jane Bernard is the photographer for the project and does marketing and photography for the shelter.

MAY 19,

Charlie Daniels Band Concert Celebrates 25th Anniversary of EVHS


Tickets are on sale now at https://evalleyshelter.org/charlie-daniels-band/ Prior to the concert, ticket holders can enjoy a BBQ dinner at the Resort.


Improvements! New Floor Tile, Roof and Boiler Installed

After months of waiting, the shelter at Española Humane now has new floor tiles in the lobby, roof repairs and a new boiler. Thanks to the City of Española for their continued maintenance of the facility.


Year End Stats Show Growth, More Services Provided to Community

Shelter intakes increased slightly over 2015 for a total intake of 2, 844, with 156 more animals coming through our doors in 2016. Adoptions saw a decrease of 13% over the previous year, which we can attribute to the success of the transfer program, fewer adoptions in the mobile program, and increase in feral cat intake. In 2016, our foster program served 884 animals, over 100 more than the previous year, due to a big push during the trainings and on social media for more special-needs foster homes for animals with medical and behavioral issues. 58 special-needs animals found the space and time needed to recover and thrive in loving foster homes.


New Clinic Means More Animals Served

Española Humane is pleased to announce the opening of our newly renovated clinic space. The clinic features a dedicated lobby and space for client consultations, a renovated surgery suite and increased capacity for animal recovery after spay/neuter or other surgeries. In additions, dogs and cats now have separate recovery areas.


New Website & Logo: New Features Include Online Outreach Calendar, Better Animal Adoption Section

Española Humane has just launched a redesigned, mobile friendly website at www.espanolahumane.org. The revamped site features the organization’s new logo, an online calendar of events and other services, a secure opportunity to donate directly to the Shelter, and a section that better highlights homeless animals available for adoption. In addition, visitors can follow Española Humane on social media, as well as find information and link to our two retail consignment/thrift stores, Barkin Attic and Barkin Boutique, both in Santa Fe.


EVHS Receives $92,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities for Rural Outreach, Clinics in Northern New Mexico

Española Humane is thrilled to announce that it is has received a $92,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. The grant funds the inaugural year of the Community Pet Program, designed to address the pet overpopulation in rural and outlying Northern New Mexico communities served by the Shelter.