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Operation Street Dogs

Helping the homeless pets.

The program is not just homeless people who need help in Albuquerque. Some of them have pets too. ‘Operation Street Dogs’ aims at tackling that problem.

Officer Kathryn Waite, with the Animal Welfare Department came up with the idea after seeing pets living on the streets with their owners. Working with APD and other homeless outreach programs, she provides a number of free services including spaying and neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping and licensing. She also hopes to provide in the future basic medical care for the animals and transportation to shelters for treatment.

If you'd like to help pets of the homeless, the Animal Welfare Department is taking donations. Members of the public can drop off their donations at the Animal Welfare Department shelters.

We are looking for animal items like food, blankets, sweaters, jackets, collars and leashes.