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

Our new shelter is coming soon – we are in the home stretch of our capital campaign.

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

Recent Facebook Activity

Humane Society of Lincoln County, Ruidoso, NM updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago  ·  

My name is Brady! I love toys, kids and other dogs. I
do well on a leash & right now I am going through kennel training. I love playing with all my pals here at HSLC, but I can't wait to find my Furr.Ever home.
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4 hours ago  ·  

This is wonderful news for New Mexico spay/neuter programs! A big thank you to our legislators for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE BILL 64 HAS PASSED THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE! To our fellow compassionate New Mexicans from all walks of life, your work has paid off! *BUT THERE'S ONE MORE STEP* Please contact Governor Susana Martinez and respectfully urge her to SIGN HOUSE BILL 64: Thank you to each and every one of you who made your voices heard and made this outcome possible. Whether you emailed or called your legislator, submitted a letter to the editor, lobbied your lawmakers in person, attended and testified at a committee hearing, or anything else that had an impact, YOU have achieved this with us! There are no words for our gratitude! But let's not give up yet. House Bill 64 does not become law until Governor Martinez signs it. As an animal lover and a leader concerned about good stewardship of tax dollars, the Governor has every reason to sign this cost-saving & life-saving bill. Reach out to her and ask her to please consider signing HB 64! (P.S. Because HB 64 has now crossed the finish line in the legislature, it is unlikely SB 51 will take its final step and pass as well. But that's okay. We only needed one bill to make it to the Governor's desk, and in this we have succeeded. Nonetheless, all the hard work put into SB 51 has undoubtedly helped shape the course the legislation was able to plot this year. But the big push now is on just one bill: HB 64!)

22 hours ago  ·