Noah's Ark Animal Shelter
5217 Buena Vista Drive Carlsbad, N.M. 88220
Phone 575-885-5769 · email:
Monday-Friday 12:00 - 5:00 Saturday 11:00 - 4:00

The Cat's Meow Thrift Store

124 S. Canyon St.
Carlsbad, N.M. 88220
Phone: 885-9653
Store hours are: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

The Cat's Meow Thrift Store supports Noah's Ark Animal Shelter. The Cat's Meow has been open for more than 10 years. Money made at The Cat's Meow goes to help the Spay/Neuter Program and in other shelter areas as needed. The Cat's Meow is staffed by volunteers. The Cat's Meow welcomes anyone who wants to volunteer their time or donate their unwanted items. You can drop off your items at the back door in the alley at the back of the store during store hours.

Please do not leave donations unattended outside when the store is closed. We appreciate all donations, however there has been an unfortunate issue with unattended items being stolen, vandalized, or strewn throughout the alley which is a serious littering problem for all of the businesses in the area.

Spay/Neuter Certificates

Noah's Ark issues 150 certificates through its Spay/Neuter Assistance Program to help with the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for companion animals in Carlsbad and Southern Eddy County (Loving, Otis, Malaga, unincorporated Eddy County). The certificates may be redeemed at all local Carlsbad veterinary clinics, and will cover the basic cost of spay/neuter surgery for companion dogs and cats, including any surgical complications at the time of surgery such as animals in estrus, pregnant, cryptorchid, etc.

Any additional procedures, medications, and/or vaccinations requested at the time of surgery will be the owner's responsibility and are not covered under the program. Certificates are available while supplies last at both The Cat's Meow Thrift Store (124 S Canyon 575-885-9653 Open Hours Tues-Sat 8am-3pm) and Noah's Ark Animal Shelter (5217 Buena Vista Dr 575-885-5769 Open Hours Mon-Fri 12pm-5:30pm and Sat 11am-4pm).

While we do not require proof of income, the program is intended to help people for whom the cost of spay/neuter surgery presents a financial hardship. A $20 donation is requested per certificate to help with our $250,000+ yearly vet expenses, however no one is turned away for inability to donate.