Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center, located at 3001 Second St. SW (between Woodward and Rio Bravo), is once again open to the public. The new hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with adoption viewing until 4:30 p.m.
Adoption appointments are available on Tuesday and Wednesday only between 1 and 4 p.m. Appointments are for one hour, are available on a “first come, first served” basis, and are only available by submitting an Appointment Interest Card.
“We are so glad to re-open our facility to the public and to welcome back our volunteers,” said BernCo Animal Care Services Director Misha Goodman. “So many animals have been here through the pandemic and they are ready for new forever homes.”
With the facility back open, volunteer opportunities are in great need.
The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center is introducing a new training system for volunteers including a color coding and a brand-new orientation that will show everyone how to access their schedules, assignments, and much more. To get started, complete an Adult Volunteer Application.
If a volunteer is under the age of 18, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a personalized youth volunteer application will be sent. Once the application is submitted, volunteer coordinator Jolene Hewitt will reach out to applicants.
Second Street does have current construction taking place at Woodward. During this time, access to the facility can only be from Rio Bravo Boulevard.