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

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

Meet Cocoa! Cocoa is a sweet 8 yr. old German shepherd mix who is good with kids, cats and other dogs! This well-mannered girl is house broken and kennel trained. She does very well out on walks; she is very loving and would be a great family dog. ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Plinko! He is a very affectionate 1 yr. old neutered male. Plinko is very playful & loves exploring; he does well socializing with people & does well with kids, cat friendly dogs and some other cats. He is litter box trained but does like to go outdoors. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Meet the lovely Lola! She is a beautiful 5 1/2 yr. old American Pit Bull Terrier who is very well mannered indoors & out. She is very sweet & friendly, kennel & house trained & she does great walking on a leash/harness. She would make a great guard dog, & prefers to be the only dog, so she have all of the love and attention for herself! ... See MoreSee Less

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