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Donate pet items for displaced animals of the Las Conchas fire burning in Los Alamos.

Albuquerque--The City of Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department and the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office are teaming up to help displaced pets of the Las Conchas Fire in Los Alamos. Collecting pet items in Albuquerque will greatly assist the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society and the Espanola Valley Humane Society. These two shelters are providing temporary shelter for the pets of people who have been evacuated from their homes.

“This is the time for animal shelters, rescue groups and other animal lovers to rally and help these unfortunate pets and their displaced families,” said Barbara Bruin, Director of Albuquerque Animal Welfare. “We have an incredibly giving community here in Albuquerque and we must do what we can to support our friends in Northern New Mexico.”

“Pets often are some of our best friends and in a time like this, we feel it is important to care for them while their families are displaced,” Kari Brandenburg, District Attorney for the 2nd Judicial District said.

The shelters are in need of food and supplies to care for the animals. We encourage all metro-area residents to donate the following items or organize a collection drive at your workplace or neighborhood:

  • Kitty litter
  • Dry dog food and cat food
  • Wet dog food and cat food
  • Litter boxes
  • Paper bowls
  • Crates
  • Towels
  • Kennels

    Items can be dropped off in the Intake areas at the Eastside Shelter and Westside Shelter between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 pm. For locations of the Animal Welfare Shelters, visit www.cabq.gov/pets.
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