CARMA was founded in October 2000 in an effort to save the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats facing euthanasia in Sandoval County. At that time, there was only one other rescue group working in the County and no one rescuing in Corrales. The founders created CARMA in an effort to fill a huge gap in the animal rescue safety net. With the philosophy that "there is a home for every animal," CARMA entered into an agreement with Corrales Animal Control to take all the dogs and cats that came into Animal Control instead of sending them to Albuquerque to be euthanized. In addition, CARMA became a resource for those who could find no assistance from the existing rescue organizations. Since its inception, CARMA has taken animals with serious health problems, older dogs and cats, and those with behavioral difficulties. The strong belief among those who head CARMA is that every animal deserves a chance and in the right home, with the right human companion, there are no problem animals.
CARMA is a non-profit, no-kill, and all volunteer organization. We are a federally designated 501(c)3, which means that in most cases contributions are tax deductible. Your contribution will make the difference in the life of a dog or cat and assist us to make the world better one animal at a time.