CARMA (Companion Animal Rescue and Medical Assistance) is a no-kill, all volunteer animal rescue group based in Sandoval County.
The principal focus of CARMA is to rescue dogs and cats on "death row" (those that are about to be euthanized). CARMA works with Corrales and Rio Rancho Animal Control in an effort to reduce the number of homeless animals destroyed in these communities. CARMA also takes at-risk animals from surrounding areas.
Companion Animal Rescue and Medical Assistance (CARMA)
is supported entirely by donations from the community and from adoption
fees. CARMA also conducts special fundraisers throughout the year in
an effort to support its ongoing medical expenses. CARMA also seeks individuals
who would like to sponsor a dog or cat or who would like to contribute
to the upkeep and maintenance of several "halfway houses" run
by CARMA volunteers. These halfway houses provide food, shelter, and
medical care for cats until they find permanent, adoptive homes.