St. Martin’s Animal Foundation

Welcome to St. Martin’s Animal Foundation!

A vegan 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity

St. Martin's Animal Foundation has been a 501 c3 nonprofit charity since October of 1999. Our foundation has three main goals: to generate responsible leaders of tomorrow, to end cruelty towards animals, and to heal our environment.

The Healing Center and Animal Sanctuary is an innovative way to give a positive influence in the lives of our youth and create brilliant environmental leaders for tomorrow. The Sanctuary houses animals that help us teach children and teens about proper pet care, compassion, and kindness.

At the learning center, we provide our youth with exciting programs like animal welfare education, vegan cooking classes, and environmental safety. Our team educates the students through music, art, documentaries, and special guest speakers. Learn more!

Puppies without Borders is a noble outreach program to end the suffering of puppies in poverty-stricken communities. The project was spearheaded by Saint Martin’s Animal Foundation’s Board Member Evie Bañuelos in late 2018. On a trip to Mexico with family, Evie witnessed homeless puppies being attacked by other stray dogs, starving, dying of illness, and being hit by cars. It was overwhelming and heartbreaking.

Since then, SMAF has continued to make trips to Mexico to save more puppies and has even been able to find new homes for them! It's all made possible by the generous hearts of our wonderful supporters. We hope to make trips as frequently as possible with your continued kindness. Learn more!

Head of Adoption & Rescue Programs - Evie Bañuelos

Our Mission

Our mission for 2020 is to create an eco-friendly healing and learning center for our youth and to rehabilitate severely abused animals. The humane learning center will teach children to respect the environment and to be kind to animals and their peers through inspiring lessons taught by professional teachers. The humane learning center will also teach plant-based cooking and organic gardening classes to generate bright and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.