Check out our Available Pets that are eagerly awaiting their new forever home.
Founded in 1998, the Chama Valley Humane Society is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization supported entirely through fundraising, private donations, and grants.
Our mission is to provide no-kill solutions to reduce the population of homeless cats and dogs by sponsoring a spay and neuter program for companion pets and feral cats, working with regional shelters and foster homes to rehabilitate and rehome animals, and educating those in the community we serve about responsible pet ownership.
We serve a 600 square mile area of northern Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. We do not have a shelter, but we try to take in all animals we can from the Village of Chama holding facility as well as strays and unwanted animals throughout our region. All rescued animals are fostered locally until they can be adopted or transferred to no- or low-kill shelters or rescues.
In addition to rescue and foster, we support the following programs:
• A low-cost spay-neuter program for community pet owners
• An Angel Fund to help pet owners pay for unexpected veterinarian bills through a no-interest revolving loan
• WAG ‘n READ - A Reading Education and Assistance Dogs® program that works in our local schools to strengthen the animal-human bond while enhancing the reading experience for children. [Click HERE to learn more]
Thank you for your support!
We Offer Many Ways to Donate
Donations from you make our work possible.
Visit our Donation Page to learn about ways you can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets
Personalized Collars for your Pets
50% of each sale is donated to us!
Click HERE to purchase your collar today!
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and Amazon will make
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Chama Valley Humane Society
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We are always in need of Foster Homes. Foster homes makes it possible to save other homeless pets. There is nothing more rewarding than opening up your home to a homeless pet, taking care of it's needs, then finding that perfect home to spend the rest of it's life in.
If you would like to open your home and your heart to a homeless pet, please complete our Foster Application.
Now available at the
Eleanor Daggett Library in Chama
Don't just take your dog for a walk, take your Walk for a Dog!
Get the App at www.WoofTrax.com and be sure to choose Chama Valley Humane Society
as your organization of choice. Then, log in when you start your walk
and we will get a donation for each walk!
Apps are available for both iPhones and Androids
Kiosk in Clock Park
Look for Humane Society news,
adoptable animals, and events
on the new kiosk in
Clock Park in Chama!
Does your dog need a vacation?
Pick up a copy of Ruff Guide to the United States for the scoop on 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. When you enter code “CVHS” at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and we'll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold! http://www.ruffguides.com/shop/book
Donate to CVHS by Shopping At AmazonSmile
Did you know that just by shopping at Amazon through AmazonSmile you can donate to the Chama Valley Humane Society?
Click here to be taken to smile.amazon.com and be automatically linked to the Chama Valley Humane Society as your charitable recipient Then whenever you shop on Amazon just sign into smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to us.
In 2016 we were able to rescue and re-home 106 dogs and cats, thanks to our foster families, adopters, transporters, and several shelters in New Mexico and Colorado. We provided approximately 175 free or discounted spay/neuter vouchers in hopes we would have fewer to rescue this year. And 80 animals received free vaccinations at our shot clinic to help keep our community’s dogs and cats healthy.
We couldn’t have done all of this without the help of many people.
Thank you to those who made generous donations to us in 2016. And thanks to those who assisted with, sponsored, and attended our events.
Check the Upcoming Events page for the schedule of our 2017 events and make plans to join us again this year!
Happy New Year to All!
Holidays are over, snow is
on the ground,
and the new year has begun!