What We Do:
Prairie Dog Pals is a 501(c)3, nonprofit charity whose mission is to preserve prairie dogs and their environment, as well as to provide information and education about the species to the public.
Prairie Dog Pals has been helping to care for prairie dogs in the city since the late 1980s. To ensure their survival, we provide food and water in barren areas where the prairie dogs don’t have access to natural sources. We also capture and relocate the prairie dogs where loss of habitat or human conflict threatens their existence.
Our goals are:
- To preserve appropriate areas of land for naturally existing prairie dogs in the greater Albuquerque area.
- For all counties to have preserved areas of land for prairie dogs where they naturally exist.
- For leased public lands to allow prairie dogs and other native wildlife to coexist with humans and domestic animals.
Prairie Dog Pals offers a variety of documents that our volunteers and others who want to help prairie dogs can use.
Our basic outreach brochure contains information about the organization and prairie dogs and comes with a donation insert. You also can download general information about Prairie Dog Pals and our prairie dog Talking Points.
If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We can share the protocols that cover our operations as well as other information.
Prairie Dog Pals is dedicated to the welfare, preservation, and continuous humane care of urban prairie dogs within New Mexico. We will foster an ongoing and collaborative effort between the organization and cities, counties, and state and federal agencies.
Prairie Dog Pals will maintain a procedure for regular and emergency communications to all entities.
We will monitor existing and ancestral prairie dog colonies or sites for joint assessment and disposition.
We will maintain a state-of-the-art protocol for the humane relocation of prairie dogs from unsuitable encroachments.
We will develop and maintain educational systems to promote awareness. We will be involved in teaching the public about the importance of prairie dogs within the ecosystem and encourage stewardship by the citizens.
Prairie Dog Pals will strive to obtain commitments to provide stewardship of urban prairie dogs by development of published public policy detailing protocols for their protection and welfare.
Prairie Dog Pals will strive to obtain commitments to provide stewardship of existing approved sites as open-air zoos.
Prairie Dog Pals will network and collaborate with regional and national organizations that are committed to protecting endangered species of prairie dogs.
Our mission statement also is available as a PDF.