James Cook Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

The Future of the Humane Society of Lincoln County

In 2012, the Humane Society purchased 3.7 acres with 500 feet of Highway 70 frontage to kick-start a capital campaign for a new Adoption and Intake Center and resale shop. This new location has a warehouse that has already been remodeled and has greatly expanded our operations of the resale shop. 

The new Adoption Center has been designed to be welcoming and spacious creating a non-stressful experience for visitors. There will be areas, both indoors and out for people to spend time and interact with the animals they are considering adopting. There will be plenty of space for walking trails, benches and picnic tables.

The kenneling and ventilation will be state-of-the-art which is vitally important to maintain animal health. The animal areas will be designed to promote good behavior and create less stress in the animals that, in turn, will enhance adoptability. There will be space to perform aggression and behavioral testing, which will also promote adoptions and improve adoption retention rates.

Capital Campaign Background

LAUNCHED: July 2013

GOAL: $2 Million
$500,000 mortgage
$300,000 renovations + land clearing
$1,200,000 new construction

STATUS: $1.69 Million (pledges, mortgage and renovations)


Huge Capital Campaign THANK YOU to:

R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation
The Hubbards have been HSLC supporters for over two decades. Their $600K Capital campaign pledge has bolstered the HSLC towards the “home stretch” of the Campaign.

Furr Ball
Until 2013 this annual event supported operations. This event nets about $45K per year and has pledged $150K to the capital campaign.  Once the pledge is completed the event proceeds will revert back to operations, bolstering long-term organizational sustainability.

Lincoln County Community
Without the support of our municipal partners, board members, volunteers, members, donors, veterinarians, business, corporate sponsors, foundations, educators, students and anyone who cares about animals we wouldn’t see the success we have today!

Home Stretch Funding:

  • Major Gifts
  • Naming Opportunities
  • Single or Multi-Year Pledges
  • Gifts at any level
  • Grants
  • PetSmart Foundation, status pending
  • Memorial Park Donations
  • Plant-a-Tree
  • Brick Tiles, Memorial Wall
  • Niches, Columbarium

Naming Opportunities:

  • Adoption Center $600,000 – reserved
  • Spay Neuter Clinic $200,000
  • Memorial Park $100,000
  • Dog Kennels $75,000
  • Memorial Wall $50,000
  • Dog Run $50,000
  • Lobby $35,000
  • Dog Houses $35,000
  • Cat Condos $25,000
  • Kitchen/Laundry     $15,000
  • Cat House $10,000

Adoption and Intake Center:

Plans are well underway in the designing, spec and blue print phases of the future Adoption and Intake Center. The Center will provide a healthy, inviting environment and showcase our adoptable dogs and cats.  The Center is being designed to reduce stress, promote good health and behavior, and it is also intended to create a space where potential adopters and volunteers find a welcoming, happy environment. The allocated space for both intake of stray and abandoned animals plus a separate area for adoptable dogs and cats will be approximately 5,955 square feet.

Included in the $2 million goal is $500,000 to reduce the mortgage on the allocated 2.5 acre land parcel and $300,000 for permits, roads, utilities, walking trail, screened cat playroom, fencing and landscaping.  The remaining $1.2 million dedicated to design/construction.

Some Features of the New Building Include:

  • Welcoming reception area
  • Separation of dogs, cats, intake and adoption
  • Cutting-edge ventilation
  • Attractive kennels
  • Meet & greet space
  • Safe dog walking area
  • New spay neuter clinic

Square footage: 5,955



Please email capitalcampaign@hslcnm.org for more information, for donor packets or for a tutorial DVD.