| Saint Bernard dogs have rescued thousands of people from freezing to death in snowstorms and avalanches. Saint Bernards were bred by a monk to be able to rescue Alpine travelers. Saint Bernards can reverse hypothermia in a freezing person by laying down next to him or her and transferring their body heat to the person. Supposedly, Saint Bernards used to wear small casks of brandy intended to warm the people they were sent to rescue. The monks of St. Bernard Hospice deny this having ever been the case.
Saint Bernard Rescue
New Mexico Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Bernalillo County - Albuquerque, NM 87192
Animal Protection of New Mexico 505-265-2322
Rio Arriba County - Alcade, NM 87511
Northern New Mexico Animal Protection 505-753-8662
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.