It's that time of year when we bundle up before heading outside. It can get cold outside here in New Mexico during the fall and winter, and the best place for your family pet is right inside bundled up next to you. However, if your pet has to be outside, be sure to monitor them constantly and provide them with an insulated, warm shelter to get out of the cold. Remember - if it is cold for you, it is cold for your pet!
For a downloadable and printable brochure with cold-weather pet tips from Bernalillo County Animal Care Services, please click here
Since September 2011, Director Matt Pepper has brought many positive changes to the day to day operations of Bernalillo County Animal Care Services.
This past week, Pepper was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Animal Control Association (NACA) by President Todd Stosuy of Santa Cruz, Calif.
Recently, Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Director Matt Pepper and Lt. Andi Taylor of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department participated in “The Link: New Mexico” conference.
The conference focused on the correlation between animal cruelty and human violence.
Pepper and Lt. Taylor provided blocks of instruction on animal hoarding, animal fighting and collaborative relationships and also sat on the panel which highlighted progressive programs throughout the state.
Pets and animals across Bernalillo County will benefit from changes to the new Bernalillo County animal care ordinance which start Aug. 26.
“The new animal care ordinance shows the county’s continuing commitment for the animals that are part of our county community,” says Commissioner Art De La Cruz. “Humane treatment of animals is the expectation of all pet and animal owners and Bernalillo County will hold accountable those who mistreat their animals.”
BernCo Animal Care Services and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are heading up to the Pecos Fire with personnel and the supplies needed to set up a temporary animal shelter.
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Bernalillo County Animal Care Services wants to remind residents of Bernalillo County that animal neglect and cruelty is a crime.