Thanks to our contributors, through Dec. 31, we …
… took in 4,790 animals in need.
… found new homes for 2,851 animals.
… returned 1,149 lost animals to their homes.
… gave 476 animals a second chance with our Shelter partners.
… spayed or neutered 6,586 animals.
Our live-release rate in 2016 was 94.2 percent.
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter receives no city, state or federal funding. We are responsible for earning or raising 100 percent of our annual operating budget. We produce 30 percent of our revenue from several areas, including contracts, fees and grants; sales from our resale stores, Look What the Cat Dragged In 1 & 2; and events.
The remaining portion of our annual budget is raised through private donations from individuals as well as contributions made from businesses, foundations and donors. Private donations have made it possible for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter to successfully meet the needs of homeless pets and pet owners. Every contribution makes a difference and each is valued and carefully used to better the lives of animals in our Shelter and our community.
The majority of our expenses, 80 percent, support our life-saving programs; 10 percent of the budget is ear-marked for administrative costs; while the remaining 10 percent is committed to community events. Our financial statements are audited yearly by an independent CPA firm.
Maddie’s Community Shelter Data
In 2012, the Companion Animal Alliance of Northern New Mexico, which includes the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Española Valley Humane Society, Pecos People for Animal Welfare Society, the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico (formerly Las Vegas Animal Control), Four Corners Animal League, Felines and Friends and Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, received a $30,000 grant to collect data from the group’s shelters, animal control agencies and rescue groups.
Collecting shelter data in Maddie’s® Asilomar Accords format enables coalitions to gather meaningful, standardized data to analyze and share results. It helps organizations track their lifesaving and develop plans to achieve and sustain an adoption guarantee for the healthy and treatable animals in their community.
Maddie is the namesake and beloved inspiration for Maddie’s Fund®, a charitable foundation dedicated to her loyalty, devotion and love. We thank Maddie’s Fund for their support of the coalition. Here’s a look at the coalition’s data: