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Protect Household Pets with Coyote Deterrences

Coyotes have been coming closer to residences in Bernalillo County and going after household pets, but there are ways to deter coyotes from animals and property.

How to Reach Us During the Health Emergency

Thank you for reaching out and your support during this time! We have been very busy with calls and emails regarding enforcement, adoptions, fostering, and donations.

Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center Suspends Microchip and Rabies Vaccination Services

Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center will temporarily halt microchip and rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Find out how you can adopt an animal now from Bernalillo County Animal Care Services.

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    Did you lose your dog or cat? Click here to find out how best to search for it.

    Found a Pet?

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    Did you find an animal? For Emergencies and Stray Found Animals call (505) 468-PETS (7387).


    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 be closed to the public, but 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 Tuesday – Saturday from 8 AM - 4 PM by PHONE ONLY at (505) 314-0281.

    Online services include:

    Important Contact Numbers

    • General Information and Licensing- 505-314-0281
    • Owner Relinquishments- 505-975-5495
    • Enforcement – 505-468-PETS (7387)
    • For Emergencies and Stray Found Animals- 505-468-PETS (7387)

    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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