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One Civic Plaza, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7000

(505) 462-9813

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center Open to the Public

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 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.


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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.