Since 1979, APNM has been advocating for animals by effecting systemic change, working towards the humane treatment of all animals. This includes active support of local and state legislation towards the prevention of animal cruelty, as well as public awareness campaigns designed to teach students and communities across New Mexico about the ongoing threats to animals.
What began as a small, dedicated group of residents concerned about the unmet needs of animals has grown into an influential organization that is making a noticeable difference for New Mexico’s animals and the communities in which they live. We are responsible for the passage of dozens of laws to protect animals in the state, while dramatically raising the visibility of issues New Mexico's animal population regularly faces.
APNM accomplishes its goals through education and outreach, as well as campaigns for change. Our legislative arm, Animal Protection Voters, lobbies on behalf of animals and holds elected officials accountable. And through the Equine Protection Fund, we provide leadership and assistance to help the thousands of horses throughout the state that threatened by abuse or neglect.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, APNM depends upon donations, volunteers, and grants to continue its mission. We encourage people to work for animals on a daily basis, since improving conditions for animals often means that each person must become personally involved. Please become a member and be active for animals.