Report animal abuse: 768-1975
Animal Protection of New Mexico
265-2322 or hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force
Bernalillo County Animal Services
1136 Gatewood SW, Albuquerque
Santa Fe Animal Services
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
NM Federation of Animal Care,
Control & Welfare Agencies
1109 Luthy Circle
How to make a complaint and what to do if officials don't respond
Unchain Your Dog
information about preventing dog chaining
Animal Legal Defense Fund
tells you how to legally stop someone from abusing their dogs
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Humane Society of the U.S.
has information on what you can do to prevent animal abuse
Emergency Planning for your Dogs
Although New Mexico has few natural disasters, it's always best to be prepared to handle any emergency that comes your way. Make a plan now
, so you'll be ready if you need to move fast. Here are some
pages that can help:
has many important ideas for disaster preparedness
FEMA's page also tells you how to locate your dog if you've been separated
the Humane Society
lists info on both big & small emergencies
gives you tips on making plans & building a quick getaway kit
the Red Cross
knows about disasters and offers plenty of info about handling one; they
also mention their apps for both human & canine first aid
Local Dog Organizations
Paws & Stripes
is a local organization that matches rescue dogs as service dogs to returning vets with PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The only dogs they use come from shelters and are trained by professionals specializing in service dogs.
the online version of New Mexico's animal resource magazine.
Pets are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S.)
NM AIDS Services' program to assist their clients to keep and maintain their animals.
Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers, Inc.
this organization of dog lovers helps you train your dog to brighten the days of patients in local nursing homes and hospitals--do a good deed and have a wonderful experience
with your dog at the same time.
National Dog Organizations
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Grey 2K USA
"protecting greyhounds nationwide"
Land of Pure Gold
Take Your Dog to Work
Take Your Dog To Work Day
Benefits of Having Dogs at Work
- dogs (and cats) are proven stress-relievers, something most office could use
- attract/retain employees, as bringing their dogs to work is seen as important benefit
- increases morale and happier employees are more productive
- enhances sense of community at workplace
- allows employees to work longer without having to go home to check on Fido
- encourages exercise
Setting Up Dog Policies at Work
- employees must be consulted on dog policies
- check that your insurance covers dogs at your workplace
- dogs must be friendly to humans and other dogs
- dogs must be housebroken and have basic training
- limit squeaky toys and barking
- dogs must be clean, healthy, and up-to-date on vaccinations
- dogs must be supervised
- make sure there is ample outside space for dog breaks
Dogs are good for businesses, according to this Better Cities for Pets
dogs really help your workplace.
Pets of the Homeless
Feeding Pets of the Homeless
an organization dedicated to feeding the thousands of animals cared for by the homeless.
General Dog Info
Humane Society's site with everything canine
educational dog events for dog trainers and behaviorists
a wonderful site that promotes the adoption of older dogs and provides information on what older dogs need to best enjoy their golden years.
ABQ Poop Law
As of October 10th, 2015, the City of Albuquerque confirms that: "when not on the owner's property, the owner is required to pick up their pet's waste, whether it's private or public property.
Violators can be reported to 311 or anyone can request a patrol [242-COPS or 242-2677] in their area. If caught and convicted, the violater can face up to a 500.00 dollar fine or 90 days in jail."
So make sure you scoop that poop!
For more ways to file a complaint with the police, head to the APD contact page