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County Animal Care and Resource Center is changing its hours effective June 1 to increase availability and serve public interest. Animal Care Services Director Misha Goodman hopes the changes will match the county’s many animals with a forever home. “We’ve seen a...
It's our favorite time! It’s time for Pet of the Week and Gemma is waiting to meet you. Gemma is our leading lady and looking for her FURR-ever home. Although she is shy at first but once she gets comfortable she will melt your heart. Gemma is looking for the...
Bernalillo County Animal Care Services officers recently took possession of 169 rabbits that were surrendered by the owners. Some of the rabbits have been placed with outside animal care groups and facilities, but at this time, there are still over 100 rabbits at the...
BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center is Currently CLOSED to the Public
Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, we are hosting adoptions by appointment only. BCACS is following the governor’s order by requiring all visitors, including children, to wear a mask while at the shelter. Those not wearing a mask will not be allowed to keep their appointment. Bernalillo County’s lost and adoptable pets are our highest priority.
Animal services officers will be responding to emergencies and threats to public health and safety.
Citizens finding stray animals are asked to contact the enforcement line and not bring animals to the shelter as staffing levels are reduced.
BCACS is asking for the public to be patient during this time as staff are working diligently to protect animals in our care and respond to the public’s requests.
Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Department
3001 2nd St. SW (between Woodward and Rio Bravo)
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Main Line: (505) 314-0281 *See service information and contact numbers below
Hours of Operation: *Temporarily Closed to Public
Online services include:
Important Contact Numbers
- General Information and Licensing- 505-314-0281
- Owner Relinquishments- 505-975-5945
- Enforcement – 505-468-PETS (7387)
- For Emergencies and Stray Found Animals- 505-468-PETS (7387)
“Bernalillo County Animal Care Services wishes to thank the public for their continued support during this time. We appreciate those of you who have donated, adopted and fostered in support of our animals and mission,” says BernCo Animal Care Services Director Misha Goodman. “Animals in our care are continuing to receive the best care possible including daily exercise and enrichment.”
We appreciate your understanding during this time.
~Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center Team
About the Center
- 17,143 square foot facility
- Space for approximately 130 dogs and 90 cats; also livestock, small mammals, birds and reptiles
- Animal recreation and isolation areas
- Operational space for the Animal Care Services Department, veterinary care, and support services
Animal Care and Resource Center Updates
Construction of the long-awaited Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center is underway at the new site 3001 Second St. SW. These photos show the progress, with the most recent photos appearing first. As of Dec. 8, the underslab plumbing and electrical rough-in...
The construction of the long awaited Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center can now begin after today’s groundbreaking ceremony, which took place at the building site - 3001 Second St. SW. This new animal care and resource center will be a 17,143 square...
Bernalillo County is building its first ever animal care and resource center to accommodate the growing needs for animal care in the county. Currently the county contracts with the City of Albuquerque and out-of-town animal shelters to house its animals. The public is...