People livingin the unincorporated areas of the county, outside the city limits of Albuquerque, now have a new way to report lost or found animals to Bernalillo County Animal Care Services.
“After losing my own dog earlier this year, I realized that the county website needed a place for residents to post pictures of lost and found pets,” says County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Pets are like family to many people. Making the photos available on our website will, hopefully, reunite people with their lost animals more quickly.”
Residents are now able to upload photos and post information about lost or found animals. To utilize this new feature, go to www.bernco.gov/animal-care
and click on Lost and Found in the left-hand column. Enter information regarding the animal, size and breed if known, when and where it was found or lost and contact information of the pet owner or the person who found the animal. Personal contact information will not be posted on the website.
If an owner spots a lost pet on the county’s website, the individual should contact the Bernalillo County Animal Care Services at 505-468-PETS (7387) for instructions on what to do next. Bernalillo County does not operate a shelter and only temporarily houses animals at its office facilities for short periods of times.
The county contracts with the City of Albuquerque for animal care services. Members of the public may be referred to the City of Albuquerque animal shelters to locate a lost pet. The city also posts pictures of lost and found animals on its website, http://www.cabq.gov/pets.
“We encourage residents to go to the county website to check out this new Lost and Found feature,” says Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Director Matt Pepper. “It is also a great idea to microchip your pets, making sure the information is current, as an ideal way to identify lost or found pets.”
Animal neglect and cruelty is a crime. If you witness it, report it to Bernalillo County Animal Care Services
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