APNM in the Media

Read about the APNM Staff who were featured in Albuquerque the Magazine in 2017

The personal stories and accomplishments of three APNM Staff Members were shared with our community in Albuquerque the Magazine in 2017. See all featured articles here.

CARE fosters animals trapped in troubled home situations

Imagine a witness protection program in which the client is a dog. Whisked to safe harbor, he is given a new name, with all information about his past scrubbed from those protecting him. Read the full story here.

Expanded cougar trapping challenged in federal, state courts

SANTA FE, N.M. — Animal protection groups are challenging the New Mexico State Game Commission in state and federal courts, claiming the expanded cougar trapping it authorized last year is illegal. Read the full story here.

Grant helps move lab chimps to forever home

After decades of being subjected to invasive testing in New Mexico, 19 chimpanzees will finally ease into retirement at a forested sanctuary in Louisiana, thanks to a major grant from New Mexico donors. Read the full story here.

Latest news on getting chimps out of research labs and into sanctuary

On November 18, 2015, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced that the 50 chimpanzees being for potential biomedical research will be freed and given sanctuary. Among these 50 are the 20 New Mexico chimpanzees being held at the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Media coverage crossed the entire nation in less than 24 hours. Read the full story here.

NMCADV Exec. Director Pam Wiseman honored with Milagro Award


New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) Executive Director Pamela Wiseman will be honored with a Milagro Award on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The Milagro Awards are presented every four years by Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) to raise awareness about animal welfare and honor champions for animals in the state. The Milagro Awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort and Spa. Read the full story here.

Cruel and Unusual - Animal abuse cases an epidemic in Vegas

He was rescued just in the nick of time. Hundreds of maggots gnawed away at his emaciated body as Hubble, a pit bull terrier, lay chained outside a home on the 300 block of Union Street. Read the full story here.

Retired K9 Spared From Likely Death After Community Rallies To Save Him

A retired police dog who was likely destined for euthanasia has been spared after animal lovers condemned the police department’s decision to send him to a municipal shelter.

The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, Rex, had served with the Albuquerque Police Department since 2013, and spent several years in the military before that, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Rex was present during the shooting of homeless man James Boyd that led to criminal charges for two APD officers, and appears in video of the incident. Read the full story here.

Follow the news coverage on cougar trapping in New Mexico

The public is outraged by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish's cruel and extreme proposals to increase the killing of cougar in this state. On Aug. 27, 2015, the Game and Fish Commission approved these proposals despite public outcry, political criticism and with no scientific evidence to justify the need for more killing. Read the recent media coverage on cougar trapping in New Mexico.

Why Spay/Neuter is the Key to Saving Lives

The Bosque Beast (Aug./Sept. 2015) features a look at statewide spay/neuter efforts, including New Mexico’s first ever tax refund check-off to help fund spay/neuter and the Animal Sheltering Board’s recent distribution of $70,000 to low-cost programs in high-need communities.

ABQ Journal Op-ed: 20 NM chimps stuck in a Texas lab must be freed

Read the ABQ Journal op-ed by APNM's Laura Bonar on how the Endangered Species Act can help more chimpanzees get out of labs.

Read about the esteemed 2015 Milagro Award Winners as covered in the Santa Fe New Mexican's SCOOP section

ABQ Journal: Uncontrolled breeding an ‘epidemic’ in NM

Read the Albuquerque Journal's recent opinion column by D'Val Westphal about the reality of dog and cat overpopulation in New Mexico. Find out the role every New Mexican can play in solving this costly, tragic problem, and what is happening on the state level to address it.

ABQ Journal: Suspected animal hoarding should always be reported

Village of Los Ranchos Vision Magazine: “Keeping Your Animals Safe…" by APNM’s Sharon Jonas

Santa Fe Public Radio's ANIMAL TALK continues focus on statewide spay/neuter

Rep. Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe) and APV's Leslie King recently sat down for an interview with KSFR's Animal Talk program to discuss House Bill 415, which will create a special income tax checkoff and other measures to support spay/neuter services around the state.

ABQ Journal Editorial: Sic coordinated effort on inhumane dogfight biz

...While it’s hard to know how widespread dogfights are in Valencia County or in New Mexico, Erik Tanner, director of Valencia County’s Animal Control Division, says he routinely gets reports of suspected dogfighting, as does Animal Protection of New Mexico. The group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these recent deaths. > Continue reading

ABQ Journal Editorial: Start ’15 session right, ban coyote-killing contest

It is a popular political truism that “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” But when it comes to banning gory coyote-killing contests, it’s important to look at both the proposed law and the practice it is designed to prevent. > Continue reading

Santa Fe New Mexican: Bill seeks $300,000 to aid abuse victims with animals

Las Cruces Sun-News highlights Animal Protection Voters' work at the New Mexico legislature
Animal Protection Voters's priorities include a ban on heinous coyote-killing contests and protecting companion animals from domestic violence.

Horses Take the Stage, Again
Animal Protection of New Mexico’s (APNM) very own Phil Carter, Equine Campaign Manager, was featured on the PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, October 16, emphasizing that there is no such thing as humane horse slaughter. The compelling piece articulated that Americans in general and New Mexicans in specific respect and value living horses, and they are hungry for humane solutions.
What You Can Do to Put A Stop to Needless Slaughter

APNM's Phil Carter wrote an op-ed that appeared in August 30's Albuquerque Journal, the latest of a string of editorials that have denounced klling contests around the state. These contests continue despite growing public outcry, legislative efforts were narrowly defeated. Keep reading to learn how you can tell your lawmakers to stop these contests. Click for more...

Read All About It!

The Equine Protection Fund (EPF) recently hit a milestone as it helped its 400 horse. To mark the occasion the Cibola Beacon talked to APNM's Phil Carter about its four-year history. The Beacon also spoke to a few of those who have been helped by the program about what EPF means to not only the horses of New Mexico, but also to those who care for them. Click for more...

What The Equine Protection Program Does For Horses, and How You Can Help

APNM's Phil Carter appeared on KSFR News At Noon July 30 to talk about the Equine Protection Program, its milestone of 400 horses helped, and the threats that New Mexico's horses are facing, including droughts and horse slaughter. Click for more...

Click Above To Download The Guide Now
An eight-page newspaper insert, co-sponsored by New Mexico Department of AgricultureNew Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), includes a section on Emergency Planning for Companion Animals, submitted by APNM's Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Sharon Jonas. The Wildfire Season section was published in The Albuquerque Journal and 25 other newspapers across New Mexico, through the week of June 2-8, 2013.

APNM's Animal Disaster Planning Guide is also included on the New Mexico Department of Agriculture's website under Important Resources During Wildfire Season.

The Challenges and Opportunites of Helping New Mexico's Needy Horses

The Banfield Charitable Trust, an equine feed assistance program sponsor since October 2012, recently featured the Equine Protection Fund in an interview with APNM Equine Program Manager, Phil Carter, posted on their website. Click for more...

There's No Place For Horse Slaughter in Our State

The opposition to horse slaughterhouses remains a hot topic statewide and around the nation, and APNM Program Director Laura Bonar wrote an op-ed that appeared in May 9's Albuquerque Journal. Keep reading to learn more about why New Mexicans are overwhelmingly against horse slaughter, and then click here to sign our petition and add your voice! Click for more...

Talking About Horse Slaughter and How To Stop It

APNM's Phil Carter appeared Wednesday, April 3 on KVOT 1340 AM's "Breakfast with Nancy" show, to discuss New Mexico's proposed horse slaughter plant and the growing opposition towards it. Listen to the interview with host Nancy Stapp, and sign our petition! Click for more...

NIH Told To Retire Chimps and Increase Transparency

Laura Bonar, Program Director at APNM, spoke with Carol Off & Jeff Douglas about the sweeping changes in how chimps are used for research in laboratories, in New Mexico and the entire country. Learn the bacground and listen to the interview here. Click for more...

Watch The Video Now

Animal Protection of New Mexico was recently recognized on KOB Eyewitness News 4's "Hometown Heroes" segment for our efforts on behalf of Mercy, a pit bull found gravely injured in Valencia County, and other abused animals throughout the state. See the video and read the details below! Click for more...

Watch The Interview With Jane Velez-Mitchell

Animal Protection of New Mexico's Laura Bonar discusses the Alamogordo Primate Facility chimpanzees with CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7pm ET on HLN. Click here to watch if you missed the original airing! APNM thanks Jane for caring about animals Click for more...

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