September 2013


Contact: Mallory Kerley
(212) 876-7700 ext. 4589





$60,000 grant will support APNM’s Animal Sheltering Assistance Program


NEW YORK -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsĀ®) today announced that it has awarded $60,000 to Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc., the 1,000th grant the organization has given this year. The funds will support Animal Protection of New Mexico's (APNM) Animal Sheltering Assistance Program. Through this grant, APNM's recently-hired animal shelter program manager will be able to continue her work in New Mexico providing critical guidance to resource-challenged animal shelters.

"The ASPCA is fortunate to have the opportunity to support the dynamic work of Animal Protection of New Mexico," said Karen Medicus, senior director of community initiatives. "While we celebrate the significance of providing our 1,000th grant in 2013, it is also a reminder that there is still much work to be done in the animal welfare space. The ASPCA takes great pride in our ability to help agencies across the country provide critical services that enhance the quality of life for the animals in their communities."

"The ASPCA does so much good all over the country, but we feel it deeply in New Mexico," said Elisabeth Jennings, executive director of Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. "We are enormously grateful for the incredible collaboration and substantial support the ASPCA is providing for our lifesaving work. Their leadership and meaningful participation in the difficult work needed in New Mexico is refreshing and encouraging to us all."

As part of APNM’s Animal Sheltering Assistance Program, the animal shelter program manager helps shelters secure relevant information, resources, training, technical assistance, and fundraising and capacity enhancement assistance. This person also helps build community support for shelters' missions, foster interagency collaborations, promote best practices, emphasize and promote ASPCA shelter resources and improve outcomes for animals in shelter care.

For more information on Animal Protection of New Mexico Inc., and their work please visit

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.