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.

Temporary Closure Due to Health Emergency

Beginning Saturday March 21, the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center will close to the public, and will have some appointment-based services available. This closure complies with social distancing standards in place due to COVID-19 coronavirus.


“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.”

During this timeframe, our business hours are by phone only: Tuesday - Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM

  • Current services include:


Citizens who wish to donate to the animals and the county’s animal care programming may make a donation to BernCo Animal Care in the dropdown menu at the New Mexico Community Foundation page.

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


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