Dead Pets & Animals
Albuquerque city residents have two options for disposing of deceased pets, such as cats or dogs, or animals that weigh less than 200 pounds.
Option 1: Call 311
To have a deceased dog or cat picked up from your home, please call 311.
The City of Albuquerque can arrange to retrieve a deceased pet.
Deceased animal pick up times: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After-hour requests can be arranged for pick-up on the following business day.
Option 2: Drop Off
Albuquerque city residents can drop-off deceased animals to either the Eastside or the Westside Animal Welfare shelters:
Eastside Animal Shelter
8920 Lomas NE - View Map
Westside Animal Shelter
11800 Sunset Gardens SW - View Map
Deceased animals can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.