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Animal Care Services


The Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Department broke ground in July on the new Animal Care and Resource Center at 3001 2nd St. SW, between Woodward and Rio Bravo. 

The center, which opened on Jan. 14, 2019, cost $7.8 million.

Until June 22, our temporary hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and our pet viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After June 22, our hours will be Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and our pet viewing hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Although we will be closed Sundays and Mondays, we will help owners who are coming in to reclaim their lost pet, and people who have found stray animals if they call (505) 468-PETS (7387).

For information about adopting or other services, call (505) 314-0281 or (505) 468-PETS (468-7387). Email us at animal@bernco.gov.

Some of the exciting new programs and services will include community volunteer opportunities, educational and training classes for people and animals, youth camp programs, and foster care and animal adoptions. 

“We look forward to providing a space for the community to learn and network, enjoy positive experiences with various types of animals and engage with animal care professionals,” says Misha Goodman, BernCo Animal Care Services Department director.

The county will continue its enforcement function to ensure the health and safety of both people and animals within the community, assisting in reuniting people with their lost pets, as well as licensing and permitting of animals and animal establishments in Bernalillo County.

The county’s current animal care shelter is housed in an old county fire station and has served county staff well for a number of years but it was never designed or intended to house animals. In emergency situations, the county has been able to shelter animals there, but only for short periods of time. Additionally, BernCo contracts with the City of Albuquerque and out-of-town animal shelters to house its animals.

To learn more about the Animal Care and Resource Center being built by Bernalillo County's Fleet and Facilities Department/Facilities Construction Program, visit the Public Works project page.


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


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