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As we change our focus toward family and cooking, cleaning and giving thanks in the coming days, it’s easy to indulge—both people and pets. It’s also a good reminder of the foods that we people love that could land your pet in the e... Read More


With Halloween approaching, the BernCo Animal Care Services Department would like to remind pet owners of a few important safety tips for their four-legged friends:

First, know that many sweets are actually poisonous to your pet! Chocolate and sugar-f... Read More


During the Fourth of July holiday, more companion animals, especially dogs, are picked up by Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque animal care officers than at any other time of the year.

“Animals should be secured indoors during Fourth of J... Read More


Animal Humane New Mexico is hosting a $5 Pet Health Fair Sunday, March 18, from 8-10 a.m. at Tom Tenorio Park (2900 Arenal Rd. SW). 

They will supply the following for a $5 fee per pet:

  • Vaccinations  (1-year Rabies, Da2PP for Canine Distemper... Read More


Bernalillo County – The County Board of Commissioners has approved 20 new full-time positions for the new BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center, scheduled to open late summer of 2018.

The center will house 180 dogs, 90 cats, small critters... Read More


PetSmart Charities, Inc. has awarded a $50 thousand grant to the Bernalillo County Animal Care Department for the purchase of new surgical equipment, surgical supplies and consumables to be used for spay/neuter surgeries at the new Bernalillo County ... Read More


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 ele... Read More


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... Read More


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... Read More


While the Fourth of July can be a great time to spend outdoors with friends and family, it can be a potentially dangerous and stressful time for animals. Bernalillo County Animal Care Services reminds pet owners and caretakers to keep their pets safe... Read More


Bernalillo County Animal Care Services is happy to announce that our straw program is back in full swing.

Bags of straw will be handed out throughout the winter months to winterize outdoor animal shelters.

Animal Protection of New Mexico has graciously... Read More


Tis the season for celebration, food and fun. 

We at Bernalillo County Animal Care Services would like to make some suggestions to keep your beloved animals safe during the holiday season. 

Ghost, goblins and grand costumes make Halloween a f... Read More


The Hubbell North property in the South Valley is the new home for a small group of New Mexico Dahl Sheep, which includes a ram, two ewes and a baby lamb born recently on the property.

Visitors to the Gutierrez-Hubbell House will now have the opportun... Read More


On Jan. 28, 2016, Bernalillo County Animal Care Services announced the winning bidder for “Charlotte the Pig,” a 40-pound American Yorkshire pig county animal care workers found inside a burlap sack on the  side of the road abou... Read More


The county’s Animal Care Services Department recently took possession of a young pig that had been left on the side of the road in a burlap sack. The county is now putting the pig up for adoption to the highest bidder.

Per county code, sect... Read More

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