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Pet of the Week Featured on the Barbara Bruin Radio Show Saturday at 8:00 am on 93.7 FM / AM 1600 KIVA. Listen to a segment from a recent episode:

Pets of the Week

Barbara Bruin

Animal Lover and Advocate

About the Author

I was one of those people who couldn't stand to go to "the pound" because I was haunted and overwhelmed by the number of animals and knowing that many of them wouldn't get out alive.

Rescue Pet Adoption Stories

A Loving Life for Molly
We are blessed to be the ‘parents’ of the most amazing fur-baby, Molly.  She came to us by way of[...]
A Volunteer Adopts Drake
Drake came to the shelter as a stray pup and spent 7 months in a kennel.  He paced in circles[...]
Mork and Yogi
I’ll never forget the day I met Yogi aka Dustie. He was at the Westside shelter in one of the[...]
The Story of Lalo
It was love at first sight… I was visiting Barbara at her house soon after she took a job with[...]
My Best Friend Gabriel
This is my best friend Gabriel. Gabriel was brought in to the Albuquerque Westside shelter as a "stray" by Animal[...]
Bomber and Sleepy
We will always be grateful for the gifts we have in our home, Bomber and Sleepy.  Bomber did not have[...]

How We Reduced Euthanasia At Our Shelter

The Results of Our Efforts
2009 -2016

Euthanasia Reduction

83.57 %

Intake Reduction

34.11 %

Pet of the Week

Wally got Lalo from the shelter, brought him home, and to this day he has not been sick once. He is a bit of a scaredy cat but he’s loving and talkative and a big part of the family since all of our kids are gone. We couldn’t be more indebted to Barbara for saving our cat and so many others through her foster program.

Carol Wight

Gabriel’s story is just one of many true stories of our shelter animals. Gabriel would not have had a story had it not been for Barbara Bruin. Our family would have missed out on such a beautiful blessing.

Mary Jaynes