Welcome to our web site! Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres was formed in 2002 as a "friends of" the City's Animal Welfare Department. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our sole purpose is to help promote and raise money to support the work of the Department in their efforts to:
We support the Volunteer Program at the Animal Welfare Department and often seek their help and support with fund raising projects.
In accordance with our official Agreement with the City of Albuquerque and our Charter, all money that we raise goes directly back into the programs and facilities of the Animal Welfare Department. We work closely with the Department's management and staff to identify their most important and urgent needs. If for some reason Kennel Kompadres is dissolved or liquidated, all funds remaining in our financial accounts would be turned over to the City for the purposes of funding spay/neuter programs.
We are especially proud of the funding that we've provided to the Animal Welfare Department for humane education. Kennel Kompadres has been the sole financial contributor to the Department's Elementary School Outreach Program, featuring their mascots, Smiley, Jake, Arnie and Daisy. This wonderful program of humane education and dog bite prevention, which currently targets 2nd and 3rd grade children, reaches around 2,500 children a year. Thanks to our fundraising efforts, we've been able to support the program by purchasing coloring books and trading cards for the mascots to leave with the children after their visits. Children visiting Mayor Berry's office are likely to receive a trading card with the Mayor and First Dog, "Skip," reminding everyone to "BE KIND TO ANIMALS!"
While the Animal Welfare Department manages public shelters, the sheer volume of animals that they must deal with still leaves funding gaps for those little things that make shelter life just a bit better and the animals just a bit more adoptable. Through our fundraising, we've been able to purchase many, many dog and cat toys, cat and dog beds, litter pans, food bowls, soft cat and dog food, grooming supplies, collars and leashes, crates, feral cat boxes, cardboard carriers, dozens of towels, doggie bandanas, treats, and more!