Espanola Shelter growing

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The 1,700-square-foot Española Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic performs every service from basic checkups, and vaccinations, to spay and neuter surgeries. Many of these come at no cost to the animals’ owners. With 40 to 50 patients a day the clinic’s in desperate need to expand. Fundraising’s in affect. Clinic director Bridget Lindquist says Española Humane has raised $5 million for the project since October with a goal to raise $2 million more to cover operating costs for three years after the new clinic opens, ideally by the end of 2025. Other plans tied to the new clinic include developing an internship program for New Mexico residents, including tribal members, as well as recruiting surgical veterinarian students to serve three-month stints.