Animal Services


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

Volunteers Needed

Valencia County Animal Shelter Adoptions Entrance
Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project



New Fee Schedule Approved by the Commission on 2/2/2022

Approved Fee Schedule






Donations to help SPONSOR a Valencia County Animal Shelter dog or cat for transport to Colorado.

Each week since May 2020, we have been sending a van or two of dogs and cats to rescues in Colorado Springs. This has GREATLY decreased the need for euthanizing healthy animals because we have no space for them. As wonderful as this is, we do not have the money in the county budget this year to support the cost of health certificates, rabies vaccines, heartworm tests, exams and the fuel for the 800 mile round trip every Thursday.

We are asking for your help so we can continue to stay on track with these transfers. ANY amount helps but It is approximately $45-50 per animal and we are sending 20-35 each week.

All For Animals is a wonderful local non profit here in Valencia County and they have offered to have donations come directly through them so 100% of it is tax deductible and can go toward our transfer program.

PayPal donation:

Please make checks payable to
“All For Animals NM”
P.O Box 3170 - C/O Lee Matthews
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Any businesses looking to make a donation, please send an email to Lee Matthews at

Find AFA on Facebook at


Donations of SHELTER SUPPLIES can be dropped off or mailed to us at Valencia County Animal Shelter 1209 Highway 314 in Los Lunas NM 87031 

  • Bleach 
  • Laundry detergent 
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Dog and cat food 
  • Cat litter 
  • Paper towels 
  • Canned puppy food 
  • Small bites kitten and puppy food
  • Towels 
  • Blankets
  • Dog and cat toys
  • Dog and cat treats 
  • Puppy and kittens formula 
  • Crates (plastic) 
  • Lysol wipes 
  • Dog and cat collars 
If you have any questions regarding our transport program or donations, you can call or email Jacob Rael


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 Jacob Rael, the rescue transfer coordinator, at 505-866-2479.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Contact the shelter for further information. 505-866-2479.

Donations are tax-deductible, please use EIN Number.85-6000261   for deductions.