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Mission

SJAL is dedicated to the welfare of companion animals in San Juan county, New Mexico. Our goals include:

  • Improving companion animal health by providing low-cost vaccinations
  • Reducing the number of homeless pets through education and spay/neuter
  • Ending euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets by ensuring affordable spay/neuter is available to all San Juan County residents

Who we are

The San Juan Animal League is a non-profit, all-volunteer humane society for animals located in Farmington, New Mexico. Started in 1974, the league is a non-profit, 501-c-3 organization registered in the state of New Mexico. The League is financed by annual memberships, grants, donations, events, and vaccine clinics.

What We Do

Our primary goal is to alleviate suffering in the animal population within San Juan County.

Spay/Neuter – We advocate, encourage, and support spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. More fixed animals result in fewer unwanted litters and better general health. To this end we have a Spay/Neuter Program that provides financial assistance to people who want to have their pets fixed. In 2014, this program helped with the spay/neuter of over 1,350 dogs and cats.

Vaccinations – The League works toward the prevention of disease in area animal populations by providing low-cost vaccination clinics eight times a year. This enables people who could otherwise not afford to give preventative treatment to their animals to inoculate them against the most common and deadly pet diseases. The Rabies Clinic Program is extremely successful and has provided many people with the opportunity to keep their pets healthy. In 2014, over 2,900 cats and dogs were vaccinated at these clinics.

Education – The Education Program finds opportunities to educate members of the community with regard to the needs and responsibilities of pet ownership.

Emergency Assistance – The League provides support and assistance to pets and owners through our website and through special programs such as emergency food and medical care.