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The High Desert Humane Society is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization


Adoptable Animals

Misson Statement

Halt A Litter Today  Spay and neuter assistance

See " Policies and Fees" for adoption prices
To view our adoptable animals go to one of the Links listed below at Petfinders or Adopt-A-Pet.
Check out our latest Adopt a pet video on Facebook and on our local CATS TV

The mission of the High Desert Humane Society is to promote and to provide humane and ethical treatment of companion animals through facility care, adoption, community education and programs which address pet over population.
The High Desert Humane Society has provided on average over $20,000 per year in spay and neuter assistance since 2002.
We will help spay or neutered up to 4 companion pets per year per household.

If you would like to help with this program, donations are very welcome. Please use the Pay Pal button.

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Located at 3050 S. Cougar Way in Silver City New Mexico 88061
Business hours are Tuesday through Friday 8:30 to 5:30 and Saturday 8:30 to 5:00
Closed Sunday and Monday
Animals are available for viewing after 11:00 am til closing 

Linda Keith Pet Memorial Wall and Garden
on facility grounds

The memorial wall is a short walk down the sidewalk from The Humane Society. At the wall you may relax at the base of Boston Hill and reflect while overlooking the Kneeling Nun and Silver City.

Please do not forget that you may have your pet memorialized on a bronze plaque which we will mount our wall.​  Charge for a plague is just $10.00, please follow the link to our online form

Our Paws' Cause Thrift Shop

Come Shop at Our Paws' Cause Thrift Shop

All proceeds from sales go to support our H.A.L.T. spay and neuter program.

Located at 703 North Bullard the shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. We offer gently used clothing and housewares of all types at great prices.

We take donations of dishes, glasses and all types of household kitchen wares. Collectables and knick knacks, linen, and gentle used clothing and shoes are also accepted during regular business hours.
Sorry we do not take electronics.
Please call for available space for furniture 

We are operated by volunteers so please call Mary 575-538-2626  before bringing in large amounts.  

Volunteers are currently needed on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 to 2
Volunteering at the Thrift shop is a team effort- we sort,clean and price donated items along with greeting customers and having FUN.

Drop by for a visit we would love to see you. 



How you Can Help
The Humane Society is wholly dependent on contributions from the public and our fund-raising activites for income.  The Animal Shelter is funded by contracts with the city and county to perform animal-control functions. Therefore, we are grateful to be in the thoughts of so many people who are concerned about animals. Click on the newsletter to see a recent list of our contributors. Although we receive some large single donations, perhaps our more typical contributor is one who sends a few dollars on a regular basis. The Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To make a cash donation, send a check payable to:

High Desert Humane Society
P.O. Box 1973
Silver City, NM  88062
Or, take advantage of our Pay Pal service.

Sorry for the inconvient Pay Pal, please log in to your account and then use our email  (hdhs@gilanet.com) address to send donations 

Our work is only possible because of our faithful and devoted volunteers. More than 250 people lend their time, energy, and talents to keep this facility operating. A variety of work is available:  You can walk dogs, help with the kennel cleaning, play with cats, pull weeds, pick up trash, bathe a dog, or even help bag aluminum cans for recycling. Call or come out to see the many ways you might help to keep us going.
The Humane Society has recently opened a thrift store and volunteers are needed to help stock shelves and wait on customers. If you would like to help with any of these projects please stop by the Humane Society and leave your name and phone number or email us at , or call 575-538-9261. Thank you.


Everyone uses the internet to search for information. With GoodSearch each time you, your friends, or family search the Internet, you can receive contributions to your shelter or rescue.


You can also help us out by using

Each time you place an order from Amazon they will make a donation to our facility. Just follow the directions on the website.


The following supplies are always needed:
Canned cat and dog food
Kitten and puppy dry food
Paper towels and toilet paper
New or used blankets, towels, pillow cases. Please no fluffy quilts.
Dry dog food such as Purina, Iams, Pedigree
Cat toys, dog toys, and rawhide chews
 liquid bleach
Copier Paper
Office supplies, Post-it notes, pens, automatic pencils, scotch tape, etc.
Tall kitchen bags and lawn / leaf bags
Pinesol or Lysol Disinfectant / Cleaner
Baby shampoo and flea shampoo
Aluminum cans for recycling

Students from Silver High School donate aluminum cans 

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What we have been doing
past and present 
July 4th 2017     Body Scouts under the direction of Demetrios Campbell, decorated a float for the annual parade and gathered donations to benefit the animals by handing out bottles of water. Thank you folks for all your hard work.

Shown right is Board President Heidi Ogas receiving a check from for over $3100.00 from Suzanne Kavanugh and Mark Richards.
Many Thanks to the Rotary Club for your continued support.
5-2017  Students from Harrison Schmitt Elementary made their way over to our facility for a meet and greet with the local Animal Control Officers and to visit with the animals .


      Everyone had such a great time at the "Delvis Show"  Young and old fans enjoyed dinner,drinks  and dancing to all the old favorites. 
Kawanis Kids Bake Sale and Food Drive 2015.

 Thank you for all your hard work and the baked goods were great.
Silver City ACO Receives Award

Silver City Animal Conrol Officer, Vickie Kelman recently was awarded the The Civlilian Employee of the Year award for 2016 by Chief of Police Ed Reynolds.

Thanks Vickie for all your hard work and dedication.   
 2017    Students from WNMU early development recently held a food drive to benefit the animals in our care. Left is Shelter Administrator Gigi Shoaf accepting donations from Raquel Placencio
Local residents, volunteers and board members enjoyed The Blessing of the Animals in Gough Park
October 2016

Bear Mountain Lodge has teamed up with plein air painter Wiley (A.E.) Hudson to help the High Desert Humane Society.  One hundred percent of the artist’s proceeds on all sales will be donated to the HDHS to continue their good work with animals.  Bear Mountain Lodge is located at 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd., Silver City, NM,  88061 and offers unique upscale lodging, fine dining and an eclectic display of artwork at their Blue Dome Gallery.  Check their website for information and special events at  www.bearmountainlodge.com.
To the left is an example of her work entitled  “Gros Ventre Cottonwoods” in oil. 
Thank you Wiley and Bear Mountain Lodge .

April 2017

 Students from Western  New Mexico University  enjoyed a break from finals with some puppy hugs and kisses
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YouTimmy Toney and Charolette Vermillion  help load a bag of straw bedding for their pets.  Our "Every Dog Deserves a Warm Bed" program is in full swing.  Stop by during regular business hours for a FREE bag.urNov. 2018customer
YoHere are the winners of our "Win Half a Pig" raffle. At the top is Ruthie Dalton and to the left is Cheyanne Eaves. Thank you Mr Castillo for donating the pig. Aug. 2018

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10-2018  Lots of fun was had by all at the annual Red Hot Childrens Festival. Clockwise from the left Earl Hapthanthal, Alice Boyden, unknown young lady being  hugged by Fly, and Rhonda Van Dram and staff who all came out to help. Thanks everyone for all your hard work