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.

Resale Shop

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

Be a Member

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

Be a Volunteer

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

Capital Campaign

Tomorrow’s shelter is needed today.
Help us grow into our future.

Recent Facebook Activity

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9 hours ago  ·  

FOUND CAT: A male cat has been found in the Ruidoso Downs area. He's grey & white tabby with short hair. He's also very sweet and is called "Xander." For more information or if you know someone who might be missing this cat, please contact the Humane Society shelter at 575-257-9841. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

MISSING DOG: Elvis, a hairless Chinese Crested dog, has been missing from Ruidoso Downs area for about a month now. He is four years old and weighs about 13 pounds. He was wearing a blue collar with a green tag. He has tan skin w/ light blonde hair on the top of his head, feet and tail. If you have seen this dog, please contact Barbara at 575-378-4123 or 575-808-0151. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·