|The mission of the Farmington Animal Shelter is to improve the quality of life in the City of Farmington by providing a comprehensive and compassionate service to the animals of Farmington through temporary care, safe shelter, and placement opportunities while maintaining the well-being of all animals in the shelter.|
The Humane Society of the Four Corners and the San Juan Animal League perform spays and neuters at reduced cost for eligible people.
Chained dogs, unvaccinated, and unsterlized pets result in roaming animals and bites. Worst of all, these animals add to the numbers of unwanted pets in shelters all over the country.
Avoid pet heat cycles, unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, and the added expense of high-cost vet care by having your pet spayed or neutered.
Pets are an antidote to loneliness. Evidence shows that petting an animal can actually reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
The Farmington Animal Shelter continues to cultivate our relationship with Petco by taking cats who get to stay at Petco until adopted. We also take our dogs to Petco's grooming facility on Saturday to have them "spruced up" before they go back to Petco on Sunday.
- Response to barking dog complaints (and other animal noise problems)
- Dogs off owner's property
- Vicious dogs
- Animal bites
- Pick up of trapped animals (City traps or private traps)
- Cruelty complaints
- Pick up of animals run over in traffic
- Close patrol of neighborhoods with specific complaints
- Parks-related complaints
- Relocation of wildlife trapped in the city limits
Animal control answers calls every day, whether it's about service in the County, wildlife questions, cats up trees, and a myriad of other things animal or insect related. If we don't have the answer, we'll try to find an answer for you.
PROPOSED SAN JUAN REGIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER
We would appreciate your support of the proposed Regional Animal Shelter to benefit San Juan County and replace the current Farmington Animal Shelter.
This new shelter will be a “green” facility – the first of its kind in the region – and will achieve a Silver LEED Certification. The shelter will create opportunities for collaboration with the San Juan College Vet Tech program, the San Juan County Detention Center and Juvenile Program, the Navajo Nation, local schools, and expand the shelter’s educational efforts within the community.
The current Farmington Animal Shelter to be replaced is 30 years old, wedged between the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Power Plant with no place to expand, and only contains 54 kennels. Not one of our dog kennels meets the Humane Society of the United States regulations for space required per dog and we are forced to place several dogs in each kennel. The current shelter receives an average of 25 new animals each day. With only 54 kennels to house these animals in a non-adoptive-friendly facility, the shelter must euthanize an average of 19 animals every day due to space restrictions.
The new shelter will be located on 10 acres of BLM land north of the County Detention Center on Andrea Dr. This $5M facility will be larger with a better design, for the environment and to encourage higher adoption rates, on enough land to allow for future expansion. We have received funding from the State Legislature and will approach the Federal Legislature, San Juan County, and the Reservation. We have people working on grants and have set a goal of $1M in our local fundraising efforts.
For information on how you can help, please contact Ken Collins at (505) 599-1428.
BE A PART OF HISTORY
This beautiful, functional, and "green" facility will mark a new era in homeless animal care for the Four Corners and you can be a part of it.
Contact us today about sponsorship opportunities and become a part of history in the making.
Call Ken Collins at (505) 599-1428