Albuquerque Animal Welfare - Eastside

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Animal Welfare Mission Statement: The Animal Welfare Department supports responsible ownership of domestic animals; manages care for missing, abused and homeless animal, encourages and celebrates the human-animal bond through quality adoptions and education; and helps assure public health and safety for the community.

Adopting a friend

There is nothing like the unconditional love of a pet to enrich your life. They add meaning and perspective to our daily existence. Dogs daily greet you like a long-lost friend; keep you warm and comforted at night. Cats snuggle up with you and purr; connecting with you as perhaps no one else can. These are the joys of pet ownership. We hope you’ll experience these wonders when you adopt a pet. But adoption also means taking responsibility for their well-being and health and safety. If you’re ready to make that 10-years-plus commitment to these responsibilities, then we have some information for you: Adoption Fees: Be sure to check "News from Animal Welfare" for Gift Certificates--give someone the gift of a choice of pet. Gift Certificates allow an adopter to choose their own pet to bond with! Dogs: $60 for puppies under 6 months of age $50 for puppies and dogs 6 months to 3 years of age $40 for dogs over 3 years of age Cats: $40 for kittens under 6 months of age $30 for kittens and cats 6 months to 3 years of age $20 for cats over 3 years of age Senior Citizens (50 years of age and up according to AARP) and all Veterans with proper identification and documentation get a $10 discount from the above fees For companion animals that came into the shelter unsterilized, this special price includes the following: The animal's sterilization (if old enough to undergo surgery); Any postoperative care, if needed; Rabies vaccination (1 year); For dogs, their first Distemper/Parvo vaccination and Intranasal Bordatella; For cats, their first Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia vaccination and Feline Leukemia test; Microchip with lifetime registration; City license (1 year); Free initial veterinarian's examination from a participating clinic. For companion animals that came into the shelter sterilized, this special price includes the following: Rabies vaccination (1 year); For dogs, their first Distemper/Parvo vaccination and Intranasal Bordatella; For cats, their first Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia vaccination and Feline Leukemia test; Microchip with lifetime registration; City license (1 year); Free initial veterinarian's examination from a participating clinic. Please note: Animals deemed too young or infirm may require a "prepay" sterilization receipt of appointment. Adoption: Medical Risks Anytime you adopt an animal from any animal shelter, there is a certain medical risk. Each animal is medically assessed when it is admitted and its health monitored while at the shelter. However, an animal may be incubating a disease at the time of admission or adoption without showing any clinical signs of disease. Animal Welfare Department's Right of Refusal: Please understand that this is an adoption, not a "sale." The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department reserves the right to refuse any adoption based on the best interest of the animal. Qualified Adopter Requirements: Person who is 18 years of age or older, who has never been convicted of any form of Cruelty under the law in addition has never been convicted two or more times for any violation of the City of Albuquerque Animal Ordinance (or predecessor ordinance): Never had any animal-related permit revoked or suspended Never failed to reclaim an animal from the Animal Welfare Department Has not owner-surrendered an animal within one year of time of adoption Has never been convicted of child or domestic abuse No more than six animals per household are permitted in the city, of which no more than four can be dogs.

Come Visit Us!

Eastside Animal Welfare Physical Address: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 Telephone: (505) 768-1975 Office Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kennel Viewing Hours Only: Tuesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens must have pets compliant with all city requirements and bring proof of ownership to reclaim. Credit cards will not be accepted after regular shelter business hours. Animal Receiving: 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens must be residents of Albuquerque or Bernalillo County to bring animals.
Albuquerque Animal Welfare - Eastside
8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque NM 87102
Phone: 505-768-1975
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