Established in 1987, the Humane Society has worked to protect and care for the abandoned pets in Lincoln County. In recent years, building renovations have been underway to make repairs to the existing Shelter to insure a healthy environment for the incoming pets. To address the increasing problem of pet overpopulation, the Humane Society has launched several initiatives promoting the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

Adopt a Pet

People that say money can’t buy happiness, have never paid an adoption fee.

Capital Campaign

Groundbreaking for the new shelter was August 29th, 2018. We have chosen our general contractor, William Cervantes. Exciting times!

Become a Member

You never soar so high as when you help an animal. Become a member today and make a big difference.

Join our Team of Volunteers

If you want to be loved and admired every day, volunteer. From walking a dog to the resale shop, you can help.

Resale Shop

413 Highway 70 West
Ruidoso, NM
Monday – Saturday – 10am to 4pm
Closed Sunday

NEW: Cats Around Town Project

The Humane Society Lincoln County (HSLC) today announced the launch of Cats Around Town (CAT), it’s off-site adoption program created to help re-home cats outside the typical shelter environment. Modeled after the CAT program at Animal Humane New Mexico, the HSLC would like to team up with local businesses who love cats to place adoptable felines in their stores. This gives our cats even more exposure to potential adopters and allows us to care for more homeless pets at our Gavilan Canyon Animal Shelter. With kitten season quickly approaching, the shelter will need all of the room that it can get! Learn more here.

NEW: eBay for Charity

Shop or sell and support The Humane Society of Lincoln County on eBay. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. The eBay for Charity platform makes it all happen! Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.

Recent Facebook Activity

Woof! I am Tansy. I am a one-year-old brown/black Shepherd mix. I am a female and spayed. I have learned to walk on a leash and am ready to show it off. Come see me! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi! I am Twilight. I am almost 2-years-old. I am a female and I am spayed. People say I am a black/white domestic short hair mix. I just love to relax and am on the lazier side, but by all means pet me all day long. I will let you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello! My name is Theo. I am a 2-year-old male. I am a white/grey, domestic short hair mix. I don't mind kittens. I am super chill, what can I say! By the way I have green eyes! ... See MoreSee Less

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