You make SHAP run!
Your support keeps us on our feet -- out on the Street helping the companion animals of our homeless community
At SHAP, we have always believed that no companion animal of a homeless person should be hungry or in pain just because their guardian doesn't have a roof over their head or money in their pockets. For many homeless people, companion animals may be the only family they have. The strong bond between them provides hope, unconditional love, responsibility, safety, and a reason to keep going in the toughest of times.
SHAP's Mission is to provide support for companion animals of people on the Street including:
Emergency Vet Care
Preventative Vet Care
Food, Leashes, Harnesses
Advocacy & Education
This is why SHAP has been doing this work 24/7 since 1998 -- nearly 24 years -- the only nonprofit offering these vital servisces on the Street in Northern New Mexico.
The Street Homeless Animal Project’s mission is to alleviate suffering and keep homeless animal/human families together. The positive benefits of companionship between human and animal is undeniable. We assist the street homeless community in obtaining veterinary care, food, and supplies for their companion animals to keep them together as a loving family.
We advocate and educate the public and the city about the importance of helping our homeless community.
Who We Help
SHAP serves approximately 150 to 300 clients each year. SHAP is always out on the streets helping the companion animals of our homeless community.
People experiencing homelessness, like many of the rest of us, find the companionship of an animal can alleviate some of the symptoms of stress and poor health. This population is at high risk of suffering post-traumatic stress, and other mental or physical issues.
SHAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN: 80-0254858
Vet Care & Food Partners
We collaborate closely with Smith Veterinary Hospital, Santa Fe Animal Shelter and other local vets for spaying & neutering, vaccinations, preventative care and emergency services. We also work with local businesses to provide food and other necessities.
We have a great partnership with The Food Depot and the Interfaith Shelter at Pete's Place to distribute food to hungry companion animals.