Animal Control


1209 Hwy 314
Los Lunas, NM
505.866.2479 or fax 505-866-2477

9:00AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday - Saturday


The Valencia County Animal Control Division is committed to provide quality service for the wellbeing of the people and the animals of Valencia County

 



NOTICE!!!

Valencia County Animal Contorl is offering FREE straw for pet owners to put in their doghouses for insulation.

 

Animal Cruelty poster

Valencia County, New Mexico—On January 6, 7 and 8 of 2015, the bodies of four badly mutilated dogs were found dumped at the Valencia County Transfer Station. All exhibited bite-type injuries consistent with being mauled by other dogs, and each was missing all or part of one leg, which had been severed with a knife. Dog #4 was found on 1/8, Dogs #1 & #2 were discovered on 1/6, and Dog #2 on 1/7/2015. The cause of death of Dog #4 was strangulation asphyxiation. Erik Tanner, Executive Director of Valencia County Animal Control, is investigating these cases as dog fighting-related and believes the dogs may have been used as “bait” dogs to train other dogs to fight. “No animal deserves to die this way.” expressed Tanner, “We are reaching out to the community for any information they can provide to solve these cruel and disturbing criminal cases.”

EXTREME ANIMAL CRUELTY & DOG FIGHTING ARE 4th DEGREE FELONIES!
INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF THOSE
RESPONSIBLE WILL BE REWARDED UP TO $10,000
CALLERS MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS

CALL TOLL FREE: 877-548-6263

Valencia County Animal Shelter

PETS OF THE WEEK

Facebook Link for Friends of the Valencia County Shelter

Contact Animal Control

Animal Control Ordinance

 

Enforcement & Shelter General Fees

Thinking of Volunteering?

What a Volunteer needs to be aware of

Apply to Volunteer


Notice:
The above site does not have pictures of all animals currently at the shelter. If you have a lost pet go directly to the shelter to be assured they are not there.

 




Transporters Needed
There are rescues and shelters outside of Valencia County that are willing to take some of our adoptable pets into rescue. Help is needed to drive them from the shelter to locations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and several shelters in Colorado. If you would like to offer your time and vehicle to help get some of our shelter pets to safe places outside of Valencia County you can sign on as a transport volunteer. Call the shelter at 866-2479 x3 and ask for Patty, the rescue transfer coordinator.

 


 

Please Spay/Neuter Your Pets

Low cost spay-neuter for low-income families

HART is offering low cost spay and neuter of pets for low income families in Valencia County. Income eligibility and co-pays are required. Call 505-433-9869 to get more information about how to qualify. This opportunity is based on a grant so will not be available for long.

 


 

Thanks to Our Friends of the Shelter Donors:

Donations made by people who have supported the Friends of the Shelter program at offsite adoption events, at the shelter, and by mail, have been used to purchase a mobile power washer to clean the walkways, exercise pens, kennels in the animal control trucks and other hard surfaces around the shelter. This is another step forward in improving the sanitation efforts at the Valencia County Animal Shelter. Donations to be used for future projects can be mailed to: Friends of the Shelter, P.O.Box 1285, Peralta, NM 87042. Donations are tax deductible. EIN #85-0478175.