Adult Cats are Free!


Adult cats over one year of age have a waived adoption fees, and kittens have a $25 adoption fee.  All cats/kittens are spayed and neutered, current on vaccinations, dewormed and microchipped.  Stop by and see the amazing felines we have available for adoption today!


Barn Cats

Ear Tipped Cat

The Espanola Valley Humane Society’s Barn Cats Program offers an environmentally-safe alternative to poisonous pest controls. Our working cats, who aren’t suited for indoor living, would love to spend their lives helping to control your warehouse, ranch, mill or barn’s rodent and pest population. All they ask for in return is shelter, food, water and care.
Best of all, when you give our barn cats a job, you’re saving the lives of homeless pets who otherwise would not have been suitable for adoption. There is no adoption fee for barn cats, who are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. We can provide you information on how to properly care for these working cats.


1,990 animals sheltered in 2015
Consider adopting, so the most pets can receive loving homes.

1,546 adoptions in 2015 2015 GOAL 2,000

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How to Adopt a Dog or Cat

The Española Valley Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that relies on private donations and its own fundraising abilities to operate. The adoption fees help to offset some of the costs of providing care for the animals and preparing them for placement into new homes.  Adoption fees are on a sliding scale from free to $150, depending on how long an animal has been in the shelter’s care. Average adoption fees for an adult cat or dog are free to $45, and for a small breed dog, puppy or kitten, $25 to $50.  All adoption fees include the spay or neuter surgery, a microchip with lifetime registration in a national database, initial vaccinations, and 30 days of pet health insurance.

Guardian Angels

Some of our animals have exceptional care needs. Will you be their guardian angel?

Some of our animals have exceptional care needs. Will you be their guardian angel?

Guardian Angels play an essential role in funding the Shelter’s ability to care for animals who need more medical or behavioral care, in order to be adoptable. Learn how you can sponsor one of the special animals in our care right now.