Northern NM Fires: Animal Related Resources

| May 11, 2022

May 11 UPDATE |

San Miguel County, NM and Mora County, NM have contracted with The Humane Society of the United States to provide FIELD RESCUE to animals left behind in the fire/evacuation zones!

HSUS will be handling ALL ANIMAL CONTROL CALLS = stray dogs, chained dogs, abandoned  and abused animals for San Miguel  and Mora Counties. Call Diane at (202) 570-6984 for ALL of your San Miguel County animal needs.

If you have questions about shelter, call 1-800-432-2080

1.  The Santa Fe County Fair Grounds at 3229 Rodeo Rd in Santa Fe, NM 87507  caccepting owned livestock, farm animals, poultry, rabbits, etc. Follow the signs to the “check in” area.

2. The Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico is also providing 911 sheltering at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds.

The AWC location Los Vegas is ONLY accepting strays, pets left behind with no guardian and ANY abandoned chained dogs from the evacuation zones.

See bottom of post for info on what to do if you encounter a STRAY, left behind animal or an abandoned CHAINED dog in the evacuation areas.

***ALL displaced OWNED DOGS please refer to #3….

3. Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center and Bernalillo County OEM have deployed to provide 911 services and shelter for displaced humans and their pets at the Glorieta Adventure Camps in Glorieta, NM. This location is now accepting OWNED PETS ONLY from all evacuation zones. This dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets, etc.

4. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society is providing temp housing at no charge for owned cats from all evacuation zones! Please call Admissions at (505) 983-4309 ext. 1606

5. From Bessie Babits, Equine Vet in Espanola, New Mexico: “I am in Espanola, and also am an equine veterinarian. I have room to take in horses needing to be evacuated, and also if they have injuries from the wildfire.” Call (505) 779-2466 or [email protected]

6. Juan I Gonzales Agricultural Building @ 202 Camisa Rd (contact: Emma Empey (702)743-8973) and Penasco High School @ 13 Old School Rd (contact: Bobby Lucero (575)779-9381) in Taos, New Mexico are both accepting evacuees and both are equipped with crates and supplies for your domestic pets.

7. Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Arena is accepting horses, farm animals  and livestock. Call Livestock Inspector Ruben Baca (575)770-1490.

8. The Downs at Santa Fe on the frontage road is welcoming evacuees – campers and their pets! Donations welcomed.

9. City of Albuquerque 24/7 resource hotline set up for fire evacuees (505)244-8604

10. The City of Santa Rosa, New Mexico is welcoming evacuees to the Blue Hole Convention Center – 1085 Blue Hole Rd – with some accommodations (crates) available for pets  and a 200 human capacity. These hotels are offering discounted rates for any fire evacuees (all pet friendly during this time).

The City is also offering Livestock accommodations. Any questions, contact City Hall (575)472-3404, Blue Hole Convention Center (575) 472-3763, and after hours contact Mayor Nelson Kotiar (505)507-1119.

Donations of dog crates  and pet food are needed and appreciated!

11. From Felines and Friends New Mexico: “Cat owners in areas under fire evacuation orders: Santa Fe Cats has space available for caring for your cat(s) while you are evacuees. For those without insurance reimbursement for pet boarding, a donation is appreciated. No cat will be turned away for lack of insurance or inability to donate. Call SFC at 505-216-5141 to make arrangements.”

12. Poeh Marketplace next to the Poeh Cultural Center in Pojoaque is accepting donations of dog  and cat food to distribute to evacuee locations.

13. The good people at Spur Stables ABQ Horse Boarding and Hotel are opening their stables to evacuees with horses who need a safe place. It will be free of charge. Please call them at (505)382-2370.  

14. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park is now open for Mora/San Miguel County Fire Evacuees to park RVs, pets welcome. This is free of charge, fill out a form upon arrival. Please contact Felicia to coordinate at [email protected]       

15. From Route 66 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center in Albuquerque: “If you are displaced with a pet by the Northern NM wildfires we are here for you. We can safely house your pets and will take care of them for you if you are evacuated from the fires. Call us today if you need us (505)266-7866.” As of 5/6 @8pm all dog occupancy if full, there is still space available for cats and exotics.

16. Feed assistance is available through the State of New Mexico (Livestock Board). Call for info: April Riggs – Area 2 Supervisor and regional operations manager for NM (575)643-6162 or email [email protected]

17. From the good folks at CWW Feed: “We have a access to the San Ysidro Rodeo Arena in San Ysidro, New Mexico for livestock and farm animals. We have people to help man it, there are wonderful pens and access to water. We have pens available at CWW Feed for Horses and a few goats. We have access to a couple of pens for dogs. We have a number of crates and cages for small animals.”

Also, if you want to donate for displaced animals and people, we can take your donations at CWW Feed in San Ysidro and get them to those in need.

Please call: Connie Collis (505) 269 5410, or CWW Feed Store (575) 834 7038, or Michele Ryan (505) 234 5618

Please stay safe everyone and if you need feed for displaced animals, please call us!

There are really no words to describe the devastation and sadness consuming these communities and the beautiful forest land. It is truly overwhelming. Our hearts go out to everyone that has been affected…including the animals. Las Vegas and San Miguel County have been part of NMDOG since 2009  and we have a lot of Dog friends there. We are worried about all of them.

‼Please DO NOT leave your animals behind‼

If you see an animal in need, scoop them up!! Call Diane with HSUS (202)570-6984 for ALL of your San Miguel and Mora County animal needs; The City of Las Vegas (505)425-7504; or take them to the evacuation center or any Vet Clinic!! Stay safe everyone, be FIRE AWARE and please be kind to each other.

The entire population of the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico in Las Vegas, NM has been safely evacuated  and relocated to various locations = 200 animals since Saturday 4/30. Any animals that were brought in as strays from the evacuation zones or have been reported to the AWC as missing, will be posted on Facebook.

Montana was evacuated from the AWC shelter in Las Vegas, NM. She would love to find a wonderful, safe forever home. Contact NMDOG at [email protected].

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