Updated on May 24, 2022

The combined fires in northern New Mexico have devastated our communities. For people that have been evacuated or who are evacuating with their pets, the following resources are available. Please note that the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is working alongside evacuated shelters to ensure that homeless animals have safety and comfort during this time. Due to critical space issues the shelter cannot accept owned dogs at this time. Limited space is available at the shelter for owned cats. The following resources may change and will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Humane Society of the United States is in northern New Mexico. HSUS is opening a center for the pets of evacuated people at the Zamora Trail Event Center (1 Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas, NM). The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is stocking HSUS shelves with food and animal related supplies.

If you need evacuation assistance or have questions, and are outside of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s service area, please contact Diane at 202-570-6984.

For families that have been displaced and are in need of pet food, cat litter or other supplies, please call Admissions at 505-983-4309 extension 1606. 

New Mexico is in fire season. Be prepared. By creating your own action plan, you will be better prepared to react quickly and safely during a wildfire emergency.

For the latest fire information available on state, private, federal, or tribal lands, please visit the NM Fire Info website: https://nmfireinfo.com/

For an interactive story map that includes the evacuation map and more, click here or scan the QR code in the image. https://tinyurl.com/HermitsPeak

Temporary Shelters

Santa Fe Animal Shelter (cats only)
Address: 100 Caja del Rio Rd. Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Admissions at 505-983-4309 ext. 1606

Santa Fe Cats / Feline & Friends ~ Cat owners in areas under fire evacuation orders: Santa Fe Cats has space available for caring for your cat(s) while you are evacuees. For those without insurance reimbursement for pet boarding, a donation is appreciated. No cat will be turned away for lack of insurance or inability to donate. Call SFC at 505-216-5141 to make arrangements.

Santa Fe Conference Center
For more information please contact Misha Goodman at MGoodman@bernco.gov or 505-975-5945

Rio Arriba Fairgrounds/Rule Event Center
Address: State Road 554 House #122-A, Abiquiu, NM

Fire Emergency Services Help Hotline at 1-800-432-2080 and press 2 for fire emergency services.

Residents impacted by evacuation can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcross.org for assistance. Designated Red Cross shelters can be found here.

For all stray Las Vegas animals, please contact San Miguel County Sheriff’s department at 505-425-7589. If Good Samaritans are able to catch a stray animal, please take them to the Rodeo Road Fairgrounds in Santa Fe.

On Monday, May 10, Los Alamos Animal Shelter moved all animals to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

If you are missing pets from the San Miguel or Mora County fires, please visit the following AWC sites on Facebook.

The AWC post to use if your pet is missing: https://www.facebook.com/animalwelfarenewmexico/

The AWC photo album of missing pets: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=animalwelfarenewmexico&set=a.10165979843685328

Ways You Can Help:

Immediate Needed items – Dog Crates (60-90 pounds Large and XL size) Dog treats and Nylabones. Dog & cat food, treats, cat litter, blankets, towels, kennels and other physical items can be donated at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s adoption center. Resources will be distributed to areas of most need.

Make a monetary donation.

Adopt an animal!

Foster families are encouraged to apply at any shelter in the region, fostering creates additional space in shelters that can then be opened to displaced animals. Get started on a foster application today!  

Become a SFAS volunteer and help support our many homeless animals.

To volunteer at any of the temporary shelters please use the contact information above. 

More information for Pet Owners

Preparing to evacuate pets and service animals: Fillable, printable PDF records workbook for seniors, the disabled, families, and those with service animals and pets: http://gcd.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/GCD-Evacuation-Workbook_Fillable-002-final-with-corrections-an-table-of-contents-links.pdf

Animal Protection New Mexico has a comprehensive grab and go disaster kits for animals: https://apnm.org/what-we-do/building-foundations-to-keep-animals-safe/disaster-preparedness/disaster-kit-for-animals/