Best 4 Animal Shelters in Alamogordo, NM with Reviews - YP.com

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11/28/2015
By: Kimberley W.
Animal Village Nm
I recently adopted a precious, furry bundle of joy from this amazing organization, and it was a great experience!! I am really impressed with their thorough adoption process, and the time taken by Sunny, Shelly, and the rest of the staff to make sure that good matches are made! I don't think people realize how traumatic it is for fur-babies to be returned to the shelter, or passed around to multiple homes when people decide that it just isn't working out. After email & phone communication, and a visit to the facility, I left with a new addition to my family feeling confident, and fully supported by AVNM. Sunny even sent us off with a bag of fresh elk to supplement our journey into fresh feeding! This facility is cute, clean, well maintained, and run by extremely caring & knowledgeable individuals! Adoption fees are on par with most rescue organizations in my area.I urge people to check out AVNM for themselves before making a judgment based on negative reviews. If I had relied on reviews alone, I wouldn't have my sweet Holly. It is my personal opinion that the majority of dissatisfaction I've read about online is the result of a general misunderstanding of the mission and philosophies of AVNM. I think Sunny, and the staff at AVNM are absolutely WONDERFUL! It was very obvious to me how much love they have for the lives they save! I highly, and enthusiastically recommend AVNM!
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Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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