Animal Welfare Offers Help with Pet Sterilization
The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department encourages the public to help curb pet overpopulation.
Spaying or neutering your pet will help reduce the number of homeless pets killed, improve your pet’s health, reduce unruly behavior and save on the cost of pet care.
Spaying & Neutering: The Law
Under most circumstances, it is against the law in Albuquerque to own a dog or cat unless you have it spayed or neutered. There are programs that can provide the service at no charge for low-income and moderate-income residents of the city Albuquerque. There also are programs that can help you arrange for the free spay and neuter of the street cats in your neighborhood, to help control the cat population in a manner recommended by the ASPCA and numerous other experts.
The Animal Welfare Department offers free spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of low-income and moderate-income residents of Albuquerque.
For information about spay and neuter surgeries, call 311.
Help with Street Cats
For help in dealing with street cats, call the Street Cat Hub at (505) 247-9357. They offer help with trapping and surgeries for unowned street cats.