Families and pets displaced by wildfires in northern New Mexico can get help from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.
Santa Fe Animal Shelter staff help evacuate animals impacted by wildfires in northern New Mexico. Courtesy/SFAS
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter continues to help those affected by the fires in northern New Mexico, including displaced animals, food, and supplies.
The facility is full, but officials have moved some animals to Best Friends in Utah to make way for evacuees.
Officials from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter took in around two dozen canines from the Santa Fe Fairgrounds.
The shelter is also working with Animal Humane in Albuquerque to transport some cats there to help owners displaced by the fires.
The shelter provides dog and cat food, litter, and cat kennels for transporting animals.
The shelter, according to spokeswoman Murad Kirdar, is at capacity and hopes that more kennels will become available during the current “Empty the Shelter” event.
During the Bissell-sponsored “Empty the Shelter” event, all adoptions are free. Price includes spay/neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate immunizations. Offer ends May 15.
Donations of food, litter, and other necessities for displaced pets can be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, which will distribute them as needed. Donations are accepted at SFHumaneSociety.org.
The shelter is also assisting the Glorieta pop-up shelter by providing crates and kennels.
A temporary home for a cat is available by calling the Santa Fe Animal Shelter's admissions department at 505.983.4309, extension 1606.
Daily 9-5 at 505.983.4309, extension 1606.