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Newsletter "PAWS"


What is the Alliance for Albuquerque Animals?

In 2009, more than 10,000 pets were euthanized at the City of Albuquerque Animal Care Centers. Thousands were perfectly healthy, friendly animals who would have made wonderful pets. There just weren't enough homes for all of them.The Alliance for Albuquerque Animals, founded in 2004, is a group that works to better the lives of the homeless animals at our City’s shelters by:


    The Heart Ordinance in the City of Albuquerque requires there to be a minimum of 62 full time kennel workers (to cover 2 locations, 12 hours/day, 7 days/week). Mayor Berry thinks 28 is "adequate" and refuses to hire any more. The Alliance is bringing a suit to make the City enforce its own law. You can make a big difference today by taking a moment now to email him (mayorberry@cabq.gov) and tell him you want the City to hire more kennel workers. The 500 pets at the City shelter today thank you!

  • Enhancing the lives of shelter animals while under City care.

    We do this by recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the shelters, to walk dogs, clean the kitty quarters, and assist people with adopting animals. We also raise money to purchase beds, medicines, equipment, leashes, and toys. More info...

  • Improving animals' chances for adoption.

    One way to improve animals' chances of getting adopted is to take them out of their kennels and walk them about the shelter so potential adopters can see them away from 50 other barking dogs. Or show cats off in the cattery. More info...

  • Reducing the number of animals admitted to the City shelters.

    How do you do that? One way is through programs like our Free Spay/Neuter vouchers for low income residents with Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Chows (the greatest number, by breed, euthanized by the City). 

k for them? We will. We hope you will, too.