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Bernalillo County Animal Care Services advises pet owners to create safe, quiet spaces for their pets during the New Year’s Eve holiday.

“Animals should be secured indoors on New Year’s Eve due to the fireworks and gunshots that will... Read More


Bernalillo County Animal Care Services has made some operational changes to align with the latest public health order, effective Dec. 2.

The facility remains closed to public access.

  • All transactions for licensing and general services will be handled v... Read More


Thanksgiving is here and BernCo Animal Care Services would like to remind everyone that the holiday can pose some serious health risks to pets.

Here are some tips to ensure a happy, more humane holiday, and help keep pets safe this Thanksgiving.


Bernalillo County has limited in-person office activity and continues employee teleworking to align operations with the governor’s updated public health order, which took effect yesterday, Monday, Nov. 16.

BernCo Animal Care Services from Nov. 1... Read More


Bernalillo County Animal Care Services will be closed on the dates below in observance of the listed holidays.

Veterans DayWednesday, Nov. 11      
ThanksgivingThursday, Nov. 26
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, Nov. 27
Christmas EveThurs... Read More


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.

Pet owners can change their behavior to deter coyotes when taking their animals outside:


During the Fourth of July holiday, more companion animals, especially dogs, are picked up by Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque animal care officers than at any other time of the year.

“Animals should be secured indoors during Fourth of J... Read More


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.

Due to the COVID-19 distancing precautions, we have shut down walk-in adoptions and e... Read More


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 coro... Read More


Coronavirus COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center is reminding owners to include pets in their preparedness plans.

It is important to identify family members ... Read More


Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center will temporarily halt microchip and rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats.

The county has reduced staffing in several departments, including the Animal Care and Resou... Read More


Feeling Lucky?

Find your lucky four-pawed best friend at our St. Patrick’s Adoption Event starting today March 10 - March 17.

We'll have lots of cats and dogs ready for some luck of their own and they are wishing for

FURRever homes.

So enjoy so... Read More


Bernalillo County Animal Care Services is making additional changes to its policy and procedures for citizens who are thinking about relinquishing their animal to the county.

Many situations can occur resulting in an owner wishing to relinquish an ani... Read More


Bernalillo County Animal Care Services (BCACS) is updating its policy and procedures to include offering supportive resources to citizens who are thinking about relinquishing their animal to the county.

In an effort to reduce the number of relinquishe... Read More


Don’t have a Valentine this year?

The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center has got you taken care of!

Join them this week from Tuesday, Feb 11 to Saturday, Feb. 15 and find the love of your life at their "Smooches with... Read More

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