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Animals impounded by Bernalillo County Animal Care Services are housed under an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department. The City of Albuquerque has, for your benefit, photographs of dog’s... Read More


Yes. All dogs, cats, and ferrets in New Mexico over 3 months of age are required by state law to be vaccinated against rabies every year.


Yes, if you own a dog, cat, or ferret.  You are required to purchase a yearly or three year license for your pet.  This is true for all dogs, cats, and ferrets in the county.  If you live in the unincorporated areas of the county, you ... Read More


In our area there are different "animal ordinances" that apply to you and your animals, depending on where you live. There are different sets of laws in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, Tijeras, Corrales, Rio Rancho, and the unincorporated areas o... Read More


In the unincorporated areas of the county, each household may have up to four total pets (dogs and/or cats), or up to six if all of them are spayed or neutered. Special permits are required if you want to have more dogs or cats, or if you are breedin... Read More


Wash the wound with soap and water and contact your health care provider as soon as possible. Try to keep track of the animal, but do not try to capture it. Report the bite to our office at 468-PETS (7387). In general, dogs and cats that bi... Read More


oose animals can be reported to our office at 468-PETS (7387). Between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. our officers respond to emergencies only. An officer will be dispatched to try to determine to whom the animal belongs and, if possible, ... Read More


All animals that are picked up by Animal Care Services Officers in Bernalillo County are taken to one of the two City of Albuquerque Animal Shelters. The East Side Shelter is on Lomas, between Wyoming and Eubank. The West Side Shelter is on Sunset Ga... Read More


All animals in the unincorporated area of the county must remain secured on the property of their owner, except when they are being walked on a secure leash of not more than six feet. In other words, animals are not allowed to "run at large"... Read More


The City of Albuquerque shelters have many wonderful animals available for adoption. Make a trip to one of these locations and be prepared to fall in love. Some pet supply stores offer "adoption clinics" where animals from the shelters... Read More


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  • Bernalillo County Animal Care Services is happy to announce that our straw program is back in full swing. Bags of straw will be handed out throughout the winter months to winterize outdoor animal ...

  • Tis the season for celebration, food and fun.¬† We at Bernalillo County Animal Care Services would like to make some suggestions to keep your beloved animals safe during the holiday season.¬† Gho...

  • The Hubbell North property in the South Valley is the new home for a small group of New Mexico Dahl Sheep, which includes a ram, two ewes and a baby lamb born recently on the property. Visitors to...

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