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.

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There's a young female husky running round near Ford dealership and Allsups with two different colored eyes. Anybody kno where this ladys people are?? ... See MoreSee Less

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HAPPY TAILS STORY (provided by owner of Tam, the Siamese cat).

"My family fell in love with Tam when he showed up at the home we rented for our vacation in Ruidoso. We realized he was a very special stray and that someone needed to adopt him so he could be a part of our family. We gave it a lot of thought and after about a week we decided I’d be the lucky one to adopt him. We took him to the shelter in Ruidoso so they could observe him for several days. All of the volunteers were wonderful. Each of them took a liking to Tam and showed him a super amount of T.L.C.

Tam made the 10 hour drive back to Austin with me just fine. He acclimated very quickly to his new home and now seems to be running the place. He’s established several favorite ‘lounging’ spots and doesn’t express any interest in going outside, which is exactly what I was looking for in a pet. We are the perfect match!

I’m very grateful to the staff of HSLC for making the adoption process go smoothly. Y’all keep up the great work!"
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These animals have been adopted into their forever loving homes just recently!!! Minx, Rocco, Rusty, Eddie & Mattie. ... See MoreSee Less

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