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

Construction is underway. Visit us on Facebook or head on down to the Resale Shop to check in on our progress.

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

Cats Around Town Project

The Humane Society Lincoln County (HSLC) today announced the launch of Cats Around Town (CAT), it’s off-site adoption program created to help re-home cats outside the typical shelter environment. Modeled after the CAT program at Animal Humane New Mexico, the HSLC would like to team up with local businesses who love cats to place adoptable felines in their stores. This gives our cats even more exposure to potential adopters and allows us to care for more homeless pets at our Gavilan Canyon Animal Shelter. With kitten season quickly approaching, the shelter will need all of the room that it can get! Learn more here.

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.

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Meet Goldy! This 5 year old girl is super sweet & very mellow and she plays well with others! Stop by the shelter & spend some time with her; you'll want to make her part of your family! ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

Well hello there! This is Doyle. He is a three-month-old brown/white domestic short hair mix. He is so sweet and doesn't mind other cats. Call the shelter at 575.257.9841 or head on over: 422 Gavilan Canyon Road to find out more about Doyle and meet him. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

Humane Society of Lincoln County, Ruidoso, NM is at Tall Pines Beer and Wine Garden.
Humane Society of Lincoln County, Ruidoso, NM

Hatch is excited for Santa Paws, are you?! Come out Dec 7th 11-2 at Tall Pines! Happy Christmas, from a happy Hatch 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·